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.
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 Institute for Genomic Medicine
The 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 Innovation in Pediatric Practice
The mission of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice is to improve the health of children and their families through research on novel methods for delivering health services in the community.
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.
Center for Vaccines and Immunity
The purpose of the Center for Vaccines and Immunity is to improve the health of children through research leading to a new generation of safe, protective vaccines against infection, cancer and allergy.
The mission of the Biopathology Center is to support cutting-edge research and positively impact patient care through procurement, processing, banking, and distribution of high-quality clinically-annotated biospecimens
Research takes place throughout Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Explore the conditions we treat and study.
Our partnerships are a defining piece of our culture at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Our collaborations lead to discoveries meant to help children worldwide, not limiting our reach to only one part of the state or country.
Research by the Numbers
* Includes faculty from The Research Institute and faculty from Nationwide Children’s Hospital with $50,000 or more in research funding support.
2018 External Awards by Source
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