Areas of Research
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute occupies more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space on the Nationwide Children's Hospital campus. We are one of the largest pediatric research centers in the United States and are ranked among the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children's hospitals.
The centers of emphasis are structured to support multidisciplinary team science and discovery, enabled by outstanding shared resources. Each is home to 5-15 faculty members working in contiguous space, along with talented staff, graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and other students.
Centers of Emphasis
Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine
The mission of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine is to apply innovative mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to enable, inform and improve basic and clinical biomedical research.
Center for Biobehavioral Health
The Center for Biobehavioral Health seeks to improve the health and health care of children, adolescents, and their families through behavioral research on vulnerable individuals and populations.
Center for Cardiovascular Research
The Center for Cardiovascular Research conducts innovative research leading to improved therapies and outcomes for pediatric cardiovascular diseases and promotes cardiovascular health in adults.
Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases
The Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases focuses on expanding the understanding of the pathogenesis of childhood cancer and to improving strategies for diagnosis and treatment.
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
The Center for Clinical and Translational Research exists to answer questions that will improve the early diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of society’s most important pediatric diseases.
The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine
The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine combines a robust clinical laboratory with genome scientists and clinical geneticists to optimize patient care.
Center for Gene Therapy
The mission of the Center for Gene Therapy is to investigate and employ the use of gene- and cell-based therapeutics for prevention and treatment of human diseases.
Center for Injury Research and Policy
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) works to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disability by translating cutting-edge research into education, advocacy and advances in clinical care.
Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research
The mission of the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research is to advance child health and wellbeing through research in and across clinical care, health services, health policy and community initiatives.
Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
The emphasis of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis is to develop a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which microorganisms cause infectious diseases.
Center for Perinatal Research
The Center for Perinatal Research conducts innovative basic, translational and clinical research focused on prevention of preterm birth and improvement of prematurity-related outcomes.
Center for Regenerative Medicine
The mission of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital is to serve as a leader in tissue and organ regeneration therapies in bettering pediatric healthcare.
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