Center for Cardiovascular Research

The mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Research is to conduct innovative, mechanism-based research leading to improved therapies and outcomes for pediatric cardiovascular diseases and to foster preventive strategies and promote cardiovascular health in adults.

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The Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

Our Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular Development
  • Congenital and Acquired Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease and Homeostasis
  • Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease

NIH Award Brings Together Pediatric and Adult Heart Disease Research and Training

The National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently awarded a five-year renewal of a $1.6 million training grant at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) to Vidu Garg, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, and Peter Mohler, PhD , director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at OSU.

The overall goal of this grant is to provide in-depth, interdisciplinary, translational and state-of-the-art research training to clinicians and basic scientists in congenital and acquired heart disease. Investigators at the Center for Cardiovascular Research focus on the continuum of congenital to acquired heart disease, from fetal life to senescence, and compare disease mechanisms and outcomes between these diverse populations.

Training Links

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Training in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease

A five-year, $1.6 million training grant was recently renewed to provide in-depth, interdisciplinary, translational and state-of-the-art research training in congenital and acquired heart disease to clinicians and basic scientists.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Cardiovascular Research

SURF provides undergraduates with the opportunity to perform clinical and basic science research within The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital over the summer.

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Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program

The Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program prepares postdoctoral fellows to engage in independent outcomes research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research.

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Research Pathway

The Integrated Research Pathway is an American Board of Pediatrics  approved mechanism for pediatric residency training. Learn more about this program and the application process. 

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Trainee Association

The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.”

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Training Opportunities

Research education and training are vital to the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Research and Academic Events

Learn more about research and academic events going on at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

We have a purpose for every passion. Join our team and discover your passion for what’s possible in providing best outcomes for children.

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Research Positions at Nationwide Children's

Click here to view a list of our current openings at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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