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OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute

Advancing Patient Care Through Research and Innovation

To ensure our patients are receiving the most advanced care, we focus on clinical research that is making a difference in patient care now and improving care in the future.

The OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute (OHRI) is committed to providing the resources needed to advance patient care through clinical research and innovation.

As one of the top 10 percent of research programs at non-profit, community-based healthcare systems, our program is a leader in researching new drugs, medical devices and procedures. Our access to leading edge clinical trials allows of us to deliver improved outcomes and potentially save lives by giving our patients access to the therapies of the future today.

A Robust and Growing Research Program

OhioHealth’s emphasis on research reflects our commitment to the community, our clinicians and, most of all, our patients. Our clinicians generate and pursue research and innovation ideas from their real-world experience caring for patients.

We view clinical research as an extension of clinical care because it allows our physicians, nurses and other clinicians to provide leading-edge treatments to patients.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Industry research expands patient access to groundbreaking clinical trials. These trials pave the way for better treatments. OHRI welcomes industry-sponsored research in partnership with drug and device companies looking to test their investigational products at a large facility associated with excellent clinicians.
  • Academic research focuses on educating and training our physicians and clinicians with programs that develop their skills, knowledge and leadership in advancing healthcare. OhioHealth also provides an ideal setting for federal and foundation funded research that addresses the needs of the public.
  • Innovation and commercialization supports OhioHealth physicians, clinicians and medical staff with their innovative ideas. Through its OhioHealth $5 million Innovation Development Fund, OHRI provides financial support and resources in all stages of product development and commercialization — with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
  • Sponsored programs are initiatives that are funded by grant monies. Our finance experts have extensive experience in managing and reporting grant monies needed to fund important initiatives.
  • Health equity programs bring healthcare programs and services to underserved communities and people such as Latina women, Amish and Mennonite communities, teenage mothers and the Appalachian region.

For More Information

OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute
3545 Olentangy River Road, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 566.4366

John Niles, Director 
(614) 566.5208
john.niles@ohiohealth.com