Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute Collaborations

Akron Children's participates in national and global research initiatives

Akron Children's participates in national and global research initiatives

The most imaginative, productive research often results from sparks ignited when gifted research specialists join forces as a team.

The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children's Hospital maintains ongoing collaborations with several organizations sharing our research interests, including:

Austen BioInnovation Institute

As one of five founding partners of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA), Akron Children’s is aligned with institutional, state, federal and philanthropic organizations in this groundbreaking research venture.

ABIA focuses on patient-centered innovation and commercialization at the intersection of biomaterials and medicine. Adding a critical dimension to the City of Akron's Biomedical Corridor, this collaborative is positioned to capitalize on the synergy resulting from the region’s rich legacy in polymer science and today’s vibrant healthcare institutions.

Hattie Larlham

Hattie Larlham is a non-profit organization that provides services to more than 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Established in 1961, Hattie Larlham meets the needs of these individuals through community homes, respite/private duty home care, foster care services, integrated day care, animal programs, and vocational training.

The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio, offers 24-hour residential care for children with profound disabilities. In 2010, the Hattie Larlham Research Institute and Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute established a formal research affiliation to support joint medical research in this population. Through our collaboration, we’re seeking answers to questions that will enhance the lives of people coping with serious impairments and activity limitations.


Northeast Ohio Medical University

When the state of Ohio chartered this "community-based" medical school in 1973, Akron Children’s Hospital became a major pediatric teaching institution. Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) focuses on training next-generation healthcare professionals in the full complement of interdisciplinary medical practices.

By charter, 90 percent of NEOMED students are Ohio residents. Today, more than half of its 2,555 alumni live and practice in Ohio, many choosing a primary care specialty.

Several Akron Children’s physicians and medical professionals hold appointments to NEOMED's faculty, including the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute Director Michael Reed, Pharm.D, as well as many hospital researchers.

Additional academic partners

Akron Children’s Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute also collaborates with colleagues at major northeast Ohio academic institutions such as Kent State University and The University of Akron.

Akron Children's is a study site for many national and global research initiatives:

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