Back to Timeline
1938
A photo of the first scientific advisory committee.

Josef Warkany, MD, Human Genetics; Ashley Weech, MD, pediatric chair; Albert Sabin, MD, Virology; Frederic Silverman, MD, Radiology; Robert Lyon, MD, Community Pediatrics; Clark West, MD, Nephrology; Benjamin Landing, MD, Pathology; Eugene Lahey, MD, Hematology/Oncology

Cure Icon - microscope

1938

Cure

The Scientific Advisory Committee in New York recommends that Cincinnati Children’s invest in the study of viruses, thus heralding a “Golden Age” of discovery and innovation for our institution. The feats of this investigational dream team will revolutionize pediatric care: Josef Warkany, MD, Human Genetics; Albert Sabin, MD, Virology; Clark West, MD, Nephrology; Fred Silverman, MD, Radiology; and Samuel Kaplan, MD, Cardiology. When we are challenged, we progress; when we progress, more kids can fulfill their biggest dreams.

1931
Research Foundation Building

Opened in 1931, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation became the first pediatric hospital in the country to have a center dedicated solely to research. It was so momentous that U.S. President Herbert Hoover sent a telegram congratulating us.

Cure Icon - microscope

1931

Cure

Cincinnati Children’s newly inaugurated Research Foundation is the first in the country with a pediatric focus. Endowed by William Cooper Procter with a $2.5 million gift (over $40 million in 2020 dollars) and a mandate that all proceeds be reinvested in research, the stage is set for Cincinnati Children’s long and storied tradition of intradisciplinary research collaboration and unrelenting focus on curing childhood diseases.

Research improves the world that kids can inherit.