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Research and Technology

Research and Technology

Cincinnati Children’s is the second highest recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health among pediatric hospitals. Our large research enterprise accounts for a third of our overall operating budget, and a third of our more than 13,000 employees are involved in research. 

Within our more than 1 million square feet of research space, scientists conduct basic, translational, clinical and health services research. 

The depth and breadth of our research program provides unusual opportunities for trainees in the Israel Exchange Program. 

We foster an open environment, encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration among researchers in all disciplines of medical sciences. The proximity of researchers to clinicians and to a large, well-characterized patient population provides a synergistic environment for research that advances care at the bedside. 

Researchers and clinicians at Cincinnati Children’s innovate every day. The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) plays a key role in facilitating the translation of discoveries into improved clinical care for children.  The CTC is responsible for advancing discoveries from the bench to the bedside. 

CTC protects our innovations through patents; assists in further developing technologies through research partnerships; delivers products to the market through licensing and the creation of start-up companies.  The CTC also encourages our researchers and clinicians to collaborate and share the results of their work with other institutions through the use of confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements.  

Cincinnati Children’s has a long history of connection with Israel, beginning with Dr. Albert Sabin, who discovered the Sabin oral polio vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s and later became president of Weizmann Institute. 

More than 30 Israeli fellows have returned to Israel following training at Cincinnati Children’s, and we are proud to see their continued achievements and leadership roles.

Opportunities at Cincinnati Children’s

Through the Cincinnati Children’s Israel Exchange Program, competitive grants are available for outstanding research post-doc applicants, including take-home grants to continue your research upon return to Israel and housing assistance during your time in Cincinnati.

Additional grants for collaborative research include:

Cincinnati Children’s and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are collaborating to fund the research and development of three pediatric-specific medical devices.

The collaboration, which pairs the medical expertise of Cincinnati Children’s physicians with the technical and engineering capabilities of BGU, started with nearly 80 unaddressed problems facing surgeons and physicians.

After reviewing these ideas and proposed solutions, 10 projects went through rigorous application cycles, thorough market analyses and review by internal and external stakeholders.

The three approved projects include a smart sensing catheter, a surfactant-delivery device and an image-guided needle insertion device. Each project is being led by a Cincinnati Children’s clinician or surgeon and a BGU engineer.

For more information on Cincinnati Children’s technology development, visit the Center for Technology Commercialization website.

Current Fellows

  • Rola Farah – Tel Aviv University
  • Gilad Hamandi – Hadassah
  • Roni Geffen – Rambam Medical Center
  • Mical Feldon – Tel Aviv University
  • Nurit Azouz – Tel Aviv University
  • Tzipi Horwitz Krauss – University of Haifa
  • Dror Kraus – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
  • Shelley Negari – Hadassah Medical Center
  • Yael Haberman – Sheba Medical Center
  • Lana Itzkovich – Tel Aviv University

Recent Fellows

  • Inbal Samuk – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
  • Menachem Bitan – Sourasky Medical Center
  • Itzchak Kehat – Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • Betzelel Sivan – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
  • Yaron Armon – Hadassah Medical Center

Past Fellows

  • Marc Arkowitz
  • Jacob Bar-Ziv
  • Drora Berkowitz
  • Tamara Bernstein
  • David Branski
  • Michael Davidovitz
  • Shaul Dolberg
  • Ori Eyal
  • Sagui Gavri
  • Eli Gilad
  • Orit Hamiel-Pinkos Hamiel
  • Dan Hershko
  • Phillip Hashkes
  • Harry Hirsch
  • Neta Horowitz
  • Izhak Kehat
  • Rinat Kehat
  • Frances Mimouni
  • Dan Millet
  • Ariel Munitz
  • Uri Nordan
  • Asher Ornoy
  • Ram Reifen
  • Yehuda Schawrtz
  • Ruth Starinsky
  • Miguel Stein
  • Yoram Stern
  • Hadassa Goldberg-Stern
  • Amos Vromen
  • Michael Wilschanski
  • Michael Wolf
  • Arieh Yarom
  • Innovative therapeutics and diagnostics
  • Regenerative medicine, stem cell research, organogenesis
  • Inflammation, immunity, immune therapy
  • Environment, phenome, genome interactions in pediatric health and disease
  • Protein sciences, structural biology, medicinal chemistry
  • Health services, outcomes and quality, systems improvement
  • Animal Behavioral Core
  • Biobank
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Biostatistics Core, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Core
  • Cell Manipulations Laboratory
  • Center for Technology Commercialization
  • Child Policy Research Center
  • Cincinnati Center for Clinical Research
  • Clinical Translational Research Center
  • Comprehensive Mouse and Cancer Core
  • Echocardiography
  • Gene Expression Microarray Core
  • Genetic Variation and Gene Discovery Core
  • Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness
  • Imaging Research Center
  • Laser Capture Microdissection Microscopy
  • Lenti-shRNA Library Core
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nutritional Research and Analysis
  • Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Pathology Research Core
  • Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit
  • Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility
  • Protein Characterization and Proteomics
  • Research Flow Cytometry Core
  • Sequencing
  • Stem Cell Processing Laboratory
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Transgenic and Gene Targeting Core
  • Translational Core Labs
  • Translational Research
  • Translational Trials Development and Support Laboratory
  • Vector Production Core

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Cutting-Edge Research


> Learn about research postdoc positions at Cincinnati Children's.

> The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) helps to translate discoveries into improved clinical care for children.

A Brief History

Our research contributions include:

• Sabin oral polio vaccine
• First practical heart-lung machine
• Clark oxygen electrode
• Pioneering work in identification of congenital birth defects
• Groundbreaking work in human surfactant replacement therapy
• Rotarix rotavirus vaccine