Nationwide Children's News Releases

Sep 29, 2021

Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide shines a bright light on Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance

The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday hosted the 11th annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide today, a unique, award-winning fundraiser that brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All proceeds of the Legends Luncheon directly benefit the young patients and families that Nationwide Children’s compassionately serves each day.

Sep 27, 2021

Linden Fresh Market and Charitable Pharmacy Opens to Provide Needed Access to Fresh Produce and Health Care Services in Historic Neighborhood

During a celebratory opening ceremony, Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the Linden Fresh Market and Charitable Pharmacy are officially open and will serve as the Linden neighborhood’s destination for free fresh and nutritious food and pharmacy services. Until now, the Linden community had limited access to healthy food alternatives. 

Sep 09, 2021

Alarming Upward Trend in Black Youth Suicide From 2003 to 2017

In the United States, the rates of suicide and suicidal behavior among youth, children and adolescents 5-17 years of age, have been steadily increasing over the last decade, and Black youth, 5-12 years, are approximately two times more likely to die by suicide than their White counterparts. However, the literature investigating Black youth suicide is extremely limited. For the first time, researchers have examined the trends and precipitating circumstances of suicide in Black youth only by age group and sex.

Sep 01, 2021

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2021 Patient Champions

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce the 2021 “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26 miles on the course.

Every 46 Minutes a Child is Treated in a U.S. Emergency Department for an Injury from a Furniture or TV Tip-Over
Aug 26, 2021

Every 46 Minutes a Child is Treated in a U.S. Emergency Department for an Injury from a Furniture or TV Tip-Over

Furniture and TV tip-overs are an important source of injury, especially for children younger than 6 years old. A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 560,200 children younger than 18 years old were treated in U.S. emergency departments for furniture or TV tip-over injuries from 1990 through 2019. In 2019, there were 11,521 injured children, which is an average of one child every 46 minutes.

Aug 20, 2021

When Dismantling Bacterial Biofilms, the First Line of Defense Comes From Within

Researchers identified the mechanism behind the anti-biofilm properties of a protein found in all vertebrates. Too little of this protein allows disease-causing bacteria protected by biofilms to spread, while too much can lead to septic shock. Could a molecule of this protein be engineered to destroy biofilms without negative effects on the body?

Renowned Pediatric Transplant Surgeon Jaimie Nathan, MD, Named Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Aug 12, 2021

Renowned Pediatric Transplant Surgeon Jaimie Nathan, MD, Named Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Jaimie Nathan, MD, has been named Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Balamurugan N. Appakalai, PhD, has been appointed as principal investigator in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute and will lead the pancreatic islet cell isolation laboratories at Nationwide Children’s. Both appointments are effective September 1, 2021.

Aug 06, 2021

An Alarming Connection Between Justice System Involvement and Child Health

A new study conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Abigail Wexner Research Institute and published in the journal Health & Justice, appears to be the first to use electronic medical records and link children’s personal or family involvement in the correctional system to diagnoses – and the authors say the findings are so alarming they should be a call to action for pediatric providers.

DSW Joins the On Our Sleeves® Movement for Children’s Mental Health
Aug 03, 2021

DSW Joins the On Our Sleeves® Movement for Children’s Mental Health

DSW has joined the On Our Sleeves® movement, committing to a national in-store campaign. Between Aug. 1-Oct. 31, DSW customers will have the option to round-up their purchase, or donate $1, $3, $5 or an additional amount of their choice during checkout at approximately 500 stores.

Jul 29, 2021

New Study Finds Hands-free Cellphone Laws Associated with Fewer Driver Deaths

A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at drivers, non-drivers (passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists), and total deaths involved in passenger vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2016 in 50 U.S. states, along with the presence and characteristics of cellphone use laws.