Below is a list of current medical issues Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio diligently researches to ensure that your child receives the best care possible should he or she need to visit the facility:
Adolescent medicine Cardiology – heart Child and adolescent psychiatry Clinical and laboratory immunology Critical care medicine Dermatology – skin Developmental-behavioral pediatrics Emergency medicine/traumatic injury Endocrinology – glands Gastroenterology – digestive system Genetics/genomics Hematology/oncology – blood, cancer Immunology/vaccines Infectious disease/virology Medical toxicology – poisons, toxins Neonatal-perinatal medicine – newborns Nephrology – kidneys Neurodevelopmental disabilities – nervous system/brain Obesity/diabetes Otolaryngology – ear, nose and throat Pathology – study of disease Pediatric surgery Pulmonology – lungs, asthma, allergies Radiology Rehabilitation medicine Rheumatology – joints and connective tissue Sports medicine
Clinical applications of research projects include vaccines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS), Hepatitis C and otitis media.
Molecular Oncology is developing new ways to detect and treat cancer as well as study genes that control cancer cells.
Researchers in molecular medicine are working on ways to place the correct gene into patients who have the defective gene.
Human and Molecular Genetics is studying how certain childhood diseases are inherited by deciphering specific sequences of DNA.
Vascular and Cell Biology study chemicals that send "messages" to specific cells and cause them to react in a predetermined way.