The new clinical sciences building will add 425,000 square feet to our research facilities, bringing our total research space to more than 1.4 million square feet. The building will house new laboratories, a research imaging facility, a research-focused outpatient clinic, offices and supporting infrastructure. It will make Cincinnati Children’s the largest pediatric research facility in the country.
“Expanding our research space is essential to supporting our world-class investigators,” says Arnold Strauss, MD, director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. “These investigators are developing and evaluating breakthrough discoveries for patients. They work closely with clinical staff to apply those discoveries to improving the health of children here and throughout the world.”
Strauss added that the building will serve as a bridge that joins research and patient care.
“The new clinical sciences building will create a physical link between discoveries in laboratories and animal models in our current research facility and their application to patient care in our clinical locations.”
Expansion supports research leadership
The medical center has expanded its research facilities six times over its history. The most recent, in 2007, created Location S, a 12-story, 415,000-square-foot tower that houses about 1,500 research employees. The facility expansion supports Cincinnati Children’s emergence as an international leader in pediatric research and the second highest recipient of NIH funding for pediatric research in the United States.