The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Cincinnati Children’s offers educational opportunities throughout the year for families, including the Annual Sickle Cell Research and Education Day, which provides information about current research studies.

Outreach and Education 

We also reach out to the broader community to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, through:

For more information about our community outreach and education efforts, contact Lisa Shook at or 513-636-7541.

Upcoming Events

Hemoglobinopathy Counselor Training Course for Healthcare Providers will be held April 17-18, 2019.

Professional Education

The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center trains and educates other professionals in the field. For example, each year we host a national “Hemoglobinopathy Counselor Training Course” for professionals who counsel families about the genetics of sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders.

Our center is also the regional coordinating center for Sickle Treatment and Outcomes Research in the Midwest (STORM), which is a federally funded regional learning network for hematologists and primary care providers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. As part of the STORM Network, the center hosts a monthly telementoring opportunity for healthcare providers.