About the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute

About Us

Akron Children's Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute serves as a catalyst to energize research and innovation at northeast Ohio’s largest pediatric healthcare provider.

This institute reflects the vision of William H. and Rebecca D. Considine to create a world-class research organization capable of making significant healthcare advances for infants, children and adolescents through creativity and scientific discovery.

Their generous $1 million endowment in 2009 put this venture on firm footing.

With its core of dedicated research professionals and access to diverse urban, rural and suburban patient populations, the institute is well positioned to explore the full gamut of illnesses and conditions afflicting children as well as burdening families. The institute is also home to a number of novel multidisciplinary endeavors not often found in hospital research centers.

Whatever the research and development activity, the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute is dedicated to ensuring Akron Children's Hospital stays at the leading edge of pediatric healthcare innovation.

Our Primary Activities

  1. The institute’s accomplished research team pursues visionary, state-of-the-art advancements relevant to their academic interests, intellectual curiosity, knowledge of the field, and technical expertise.
  2. We provide an integrated research support system for Akron Children’s medical staff engaged in the quest to improve patient care through science — including new treatments for rare or life-threatening childhood conditions. 
  3. Our trained Clinical Services professionals provide significant opportunities for parents to place their children in large-scale studies of new medicines and therapies, making such treatments available before widespread clinical acceptance.
  4. As a teaching hospital, we offer exceptional educational and research opportunities for fellows, students, and faculty—including mentoring hospital residents fulfilling research requirements.

Centers and Research Programs

In addition to supporting research projects spread across virtually every department and service area in the Akron Children’s health system, the institute consists of visionary centers in domains offering singular potential for novel discoveries.

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