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Our Science

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States and is ranked in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

Centers of Emphasis

The Research Institute encompasses more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space on the Nationwide Children's campus.

Centers are structured to encourage collaboration, team science and the free flow of ideas.

Innovation and Technology

We use the most cutting-edge technology and oftentimes we create it. Our science moves fast so we rely on the most advanced technology to keep up with us. We invest in the latest technology so that we can consider millions of possibilities at one time. And when current technology fails to offer the sophistication we need, we don't wait for a solution. We create one.
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Innovation and Technology



We appreciate that many minds are better than one. Our discoveries are meant to help kids worldwide. So we work outside our walls. And we learn from others. Our scientists collaborate with doctors and researchers at other institutions across the country and throughout the world.
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Current Clinical Research Studies

We are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside. Learn about our current studies below:

Genetics of Epilepsy Study
The purpose of this study is to find the causes of certain epilepsis that begin during childhood or adolescence and have no known causes. Researchers are looking for full families with a family member who started having generalized seizures after age 8, and participants can be any age. Read more.

Self Help Approaches for Families to Help Young Children Sleep Better
This study is comparing different ways to assist parents in helping their young children sleep better. When young children sleep better, parents and other caregivers often sleep better. Read more

Phase 2 Trial of Corticosteroids for Infants and Young Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this trial is to determine if weekend oral corticosteroids improve development in infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Read more.

Early Prediction Study
The Early Prediction study is a follow-up study to the Perinatal Brain Injury Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PBI-MRI) study. The purpose of this study is to understand what causes brain injury and abnormal brain development in premature infants. Read more.

Biology of Language Study (BLS)
The goal of the Biology of Language Study (BLS) is to examine how genes affect language skills and how they are transmitted through families. The purpose of this research study is to identify and localize the genes that influence language difficulties as well as understand the impact that language difficulties have on other areas of cognition. Read more.

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