Research to Improve Clinical Care
Integrating research with clinical efforts is one of our core values at Cincinnati Children's. The comprehensive nature of the research efforts through the Liver Transplant Center and the Liver Care Center help set Cincinnati Children's apart from other institutions.
The Pediatric Liver Care Center has research programs in several areas of liver disease in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s. The programs help us lead the way in healthcare delivery for liver disease patients through basic science research, clinical research, translational research and outcomes research.
The Pediatric Liver Care Center's commitment to cutting-edge research means that our patients have access to the latest advancements in treatment.
In addition to using state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics, our experts conduct research to develop innovative diagnostics and new treatment strategies for children with liver disease. The research projects, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and local and national organizations, focus on:
- Biomarkers for biliary atresia
- The efficacy of corticosteroids in biliary atresia
- Genetic mutations in liver disease
- Staging liver disease in cystic fibrosis
- New therapies for autoimmune hepatitis and sclerosing cholangitis
- Biomarkers and therapies for fatty liver disease
- New therapies for hepatitis B and C
- Treatment for errors of bile acid metabolism
- Diagnosis and treatment of liver tumors
You and your child are vital members of our research team. More than 85 percent of our patients participate in our clinical research, helping us to better understand and treat the diseases that affect them. This ongoing patient support is critical to our mission of improving outcomes for children battling liver disease.
To learn about clinical research opportunities at the Pediatric Liver Care Center, including the protections that are in place to keep your child safe, contact the Pediatric Liver Care Center at 513-803-1664 and ask to speak with one of our research coordinators.