Applications are solicited for Pilot and Feasibility projects to conduct research or quality improvement science broadly relating to the study of liver diseases and liver transplantation in children.

Goal of the Program

  • To improve patient care by the generation of new knowledge that improves patient care
  • To improve patient care by the development of new diagnostics, biomarkers of disease, and novel treatments


  • All Cincinnati Children’s Faculty members are eligible to apply. Application aims should not overlap with aims of projects already funded by other awards.


  • One project will be selected for a 1-year award of $25,000

Our next round of Markham Family Award applications will be accepted Fall 2016. Please check back in late summer for further details.

Previous Recipients

Senad Divanovic, PhD
"Pathogenic Potential of Th17 Axis in NAFLD Severity"

Jaimie Nathan, MD
"Intestinal Microbiota in Children with Chronic Liver Disease"

Alexander Miethke, MD and Stacey Huppert, PhD
"FIC1 Disease Modeling Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"