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The Imaging Research Center (IRC) is a division of the Department of Radiology as well as a core resource in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. The IRC houses approximately 15 PhD faculty members, as well as postdoctoral students, other trainees and staff. Among › Continue Reading

This was another productive year for research in the Department of Radiology, with more than 100 publications and close to 30 grant applications, many of them successful. In the last quarter alone, Radiology primary investigators have secured more than $2.6M › Continue Reading

Obesity is a major public health problem, and obesity among children is becoming increasingly common. Obesity can impact multiple body organs and systems and is associated with other diseases such as diabetes. One of the organs that is particularly impacted › Continue Reading

SPR (Society for Pediatric Radiology) is a professional membership association for pediatric radiologists and technologists. Members of SPR hold a conference every year where pediatric imaging professionals gather to share and discuss their research, clinical projects and latest accomplishments in › Continue Reading

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging method that uses the protons of hydrogen atoms within the body to generate a medical image. MRI of the lungs has historically been challenging for a few different reasons. One reason is that › Continue Reading

A nationwide autism research study called SPARK hopes to create the largest autism database. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are trying to get 3,000 local children with autism to sign up for the study by submitting a saliva DNA sample. Researchers › Continue Reading

Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, is leading an independent study on the efficacy and safety of a collar-like device to decrease concussions in impact sports. The device, inspired by the brains of woodpeckers, puts pressure on the jugular vein to › Continue Reading

Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, developed a test called EoGenius to help diagnose and monitor patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The EoGenius test uses tissue from a biopsy and provides a positive, negative, or indeterminate result based on the gene expression › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s recently received a $32.5 million federal grant to study congenital heart defects. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will make Cincinnati Children’s the coordinating center for the Bench to Bassinet Program for cardiovascular research. “Children’s will › Continue Reading

Nick Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, medical director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic, published a study about high lead exposure from electronic waste recycling. One family tested positive for high levels of lead. “The patchwork of state regulations overseeing e-scrap recycling › Continue Reading

A recent study by Emily DeFranco, DO, MS, Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth, found that black women are more likely to have early preterm births, between 16 and 22 weeks. The racial disparity in what are known as “previable” › Continue Reading

Olivia Erhardt, 20, Daniella Moffson, 21, and Abigail Flanagan, 45, died after their bus veered off the road and crashed in Honduras on their way to the airport. The three women were part of a medical mission trip working with › Continue Reading

Former Cincinnati Bengals player Ickey Woods donated $100,000 to Cincinnati Children’s on behalf of the Jovante Woods Foundation. Woods’ sixteen-year-old son, Jovante, passed away in 2010 from an asthma attack. “They’re going to put it toward doing research for kids › Continue Reading

St. X’s and Moeller’s football teams participated in a study of an experimental collar to minimize concussions in contact sports. Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, director of research, Division of Sports Medicine, helped with the study and explains how the › Continue Reading

The movie Concussion draws attention to the issues of player safety and concussions in the NFL. The film is re-igniting discussions around concussion research and football safety. Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, talks about his ongoing research on concussions. Myer › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is partnering with Adare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on an innovation fund that will focus on drug development to better meet the needs of children. Such partnerships with pharmaceutical firms provide the best chance to advance the discoveries of Cincinnati › Continue Reading

A recent study showed that preschoolers in child care centers do not get enough time to play outdoors. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is recommended by › Continue Reading

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life. It is the largest and longest study of teen › Continue Reading

On August 22, Cincinnati Children’s hosted the annual Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Research and Education Day for families affected by SCD. The event featured crafts, activities, educational information, and research opportunities. “We do want to highlight research studies that are › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is playing a significant role in the effort to break the cycle of violence and broken homes for children in Cincinnati. The Every Child Succeeds program is collaborating with colleagues at Penn State University in a study called › Continue Reading

A recent study by a Cincinnati Children’s doctor found higher rates of respiratory illness in low income neighborhoods of Hamilton County. Andrew Beck, MD, discusses the need for additional research and for community organizations specializing in housing and other factors › Continue Reading

A new study found that young children whose parents read to them regularly have greater brain activity than children whose parents don’t. Dr. John Hutton, lead author of the study, and his team used functional MRI scans to measure real-time › Continue Reading

After pouring through 12,000 plus images, a team of radiologists made several new discoveries about a child mummy brought to Cincinnati Children’s as part of a scientific project with the Cincinnati Museum Center. The team also created 3D printed models › Continue Reading

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a skeletal muscular disorder that occurs almost exclusively in boys. In this disorder, affected children suffer from progressive muscle weakness. Boys suffering from DMD experience difficulty walking, eventually requiring them to use a wheelchair, and ultimately an early death in › Continue Reading

Working with developers throughout the country, Cincinnati Children’s researchers are in the final stages of creating mobile health apps for kids with chronic conditions to get young patients more involved in their own care. These apps will make it easy › Continue Reading