A large part of our fellowship mission in the Division of Neonatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is to train fellows in the proper conduct of research, helping them lay the foundation for academic careers in neonatology.

Cincinnati Children’s is one of 16 sites in the NICHD Neonatal Network, and clinical trials for the network are always ongoing. The network has been internationally recognized for findings that have led to significant advances in patient clinical care. Our nurseries also participate in the Vermont Oxford Network database, internationally measuring comparative clinical outcomes and collecting data on all neonates weighing less than 1,500 grams at birth. We are in the process of establishing a regional perinatal database, offering fellows access to a large amount of important neonatal data from multiple databases.