Skip to Header

OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute

OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute

Skip Menu

Resources for Clinical Staff

Supporting Clinician Research and Innovation

The OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute (OHRI) has a solid reputation as a premier research entity. Clinicians are encouraged to bring their questions for studies and their ideas for innovation to us for development assistance. 

At OhioHealth, you do not have to choose between research and the practice of medicine. Here you can do both.

Since our incorporation in 2006, OHRI has been ranked as a top decile research program among community-based health systems, and we have taken part in:

  • More than 800 clinical trials.
  • More than 380 commercialization projects.

With our team of more than 70 technical and administrative experts, OHRI is committed to supporting our clinicians’ initiatives around:

We will serve as your guide and partner through every phase of your research or commercialization project so you can concentrate on the scientific and clinical aspects of your work. Our efficient, friendly, supportive approach comes from knowing your commitment to bedside patient care comes first.

  • For more information about clinical trials, contact:
    Melissa Kadar
    Director of Clinical Operations
    (614) 788.3876
    melissa.kadar@ohiohealth.com

  • For more information on commercialization, contact:
    Christopher Willson, PhD, MBA
    Director of Research Support Services and Commercialization
    Phone (614) 788.3871
    christopher.willson@ohiohealth.com

  • For more information on academic research, contact:
    Judy M. Opalek, PhD
    Director, Academic Research Services
    (614) 788.3864
    judy.opalek@ohiohealth.com