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Research Annual Report

How Science Survived, Responded and Thrived Despite the Pandemic

From Our Director

The distinguished faculty of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation found many ways to drive discovery and innovation despite the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was truly a remarkable year.

Our research achievements span a wide range of disciplines, technologies and approaches that demonstrate significant impact upon the entire spectrum of discovery: breakthrough basic science, immediately translatable clinical learnings, important population health advances, and new strides toward achieving social justice by reducing inequities in child health.

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By The Numbers

2021 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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Philanthropic Support
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The Year that COVID Transformed

Despite shutting down much of their research activity during the early days of the pandemic, our distinguished faculty found many ways to drive discovery and innovation.

Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research

Achieving our institutional research goals at Cincinnati Children’s depends upon increasing representation and advancing the career development of individuals who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in biomedical research.

We accelerated many initiatives in the past year to build a more diverse research community and a more inclusive, collaborative culture in which all researchers feel safe, valued, connected, and respected.

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Scientific Achievements

Despite the shadow cast by the pandemic, scientists from more than 50 research areas published 3,200+ papers across the spectrum of conditions that never stopped affecting child health.

From Our Board

We will learn many lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in the months and years to come, but one point has been made crystal clear: children and families thrive when they are supported by the expertise, compassion, and leadership of an outstanding pediatric medical and research center.

Few communities anywhere in the world have been as fortunate as ours to have the faculty and staff of Cincinnati Children’s at their side.

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