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Research Annual Report

Harnessing the passion of discovery and the power of collaboration to help children adapt, overcome and thrive.

From Our Director

This year’s report reflects selected work from the powerful flow of more than 2,500 peer-reviewed publications authored or co-authored by a growing faculty whose work has been fueled by external grants exceeding $240 million for the second straight year.

Investigators here have published more than a dozen works in the world’s top medical journals, including Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. But more importantly, this work is helping connect more children and families from communities in need to the excellence and expertise that Cincinnati Children’s provides.

Read More from Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation Director, Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH

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Top 5 Breakthrough Discoveries

The Top 5 Breakthrough Discoveries summarize our most significant findings of the year, as selected by a committee of senior research leaders.

From Our Board

Nearly one-third of the more than 16,000 employees of Cincinnati Children’s devote countless hours to research studies that are improving the outcomes of children in need–here at home and around the world.

They include physicians, PhD scientists, research nurses, pharmacologists, informatics experts and more. Together, they have helped build Cincinnati Children’s into a powerhouse of discovery and innovation.

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Scientific Achievements

Each year, we highlight significant accomplishments, funding and statistics from more than 50 research institutes, divisions and centers.

By The Numbers

2020 At a Glance

The Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation serves as one of the nation's most significant sources of pediatric scientific discovery and innovation.

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External Funding
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Faculty Members
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Philanthropic Support

About the Illustrations

Called “the universal solvent,” water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever water goes, either through the ground or our bodies, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals, and nutrients. In the search for life, follow the water.

Illustrations by Reed DeWinter