Pediatric Anesthesia
Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Many clinical and laboratory studies are being conducted in the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Fellows with research interests can participate in the design and execution of projects during their fellowship. We work with a variety of research staff, including PhDs, laboratory technicians, statisticians, and clinical research coordinators.

Clinical Research

Clinical research projects being conducted by the Department of Anesthesia include:

  • Racial disparities in pediatric pain experiences
  • Impact of different nerve block strategies for pain and functional recovery after knee surgery
  • Genetic associations with chronic post-surgical pain development
  • Comparison between increasing depth of dexmedetomidine and propofol anesthesia on upper airway configuration in children
  • Mindfulness and chronic post-surgical pain development
  • Anesthetics for use in auditory brainstem responses
  • CT and gastric imaging
  • Ultrasound guided venous access
  • Opioid sparing effects of regional anesthesia in children
  • Randomized Sedation Protocols During Fetoscopic Procedures
  • Autonomic nervous system during perioperative events in children with Down Syndrome
  • Pediatric OSA
  • Organizational compassion in palliative care
  • End of life care in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Extra glycemic effects of insulin associated with pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Use of virtual reality for pain in patients undergoing Nuss repair

Laboratory-based projects

Laboratory-based projects being conducted by the Department of Anesthesia include:

  • The role of adult neurogenesis in the development of epilepsy
  • Anesthesia-induced neuronal cell death in the developing brain
  • Focal cortical dysplasia
  • Basic mechanisms of neonatal nociceptive priming
  • Role of Schwann cells in pain development in neurofibromatosis 1
  • Sex differences in the development of ischemic myalgia
  • Neuroimmune communication in pediatric pain