Research Horizons


By The Numbers: 2023 At a Glance

2023 Research Discoveries RAR23 By the Numbers

Sources of External Funding, Totaling $304.7 Million

Federal 80%
Other 12%
Industry 7%
State 1%

Sources of Federal Funding

National Institutes of Health $217M
Health Resources & Services Admin $6.2M
Ctr for Disease Control and Prevention $4.4M
Department of Defense $3.9M
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality $2.9M
Food and Drug Administration $2.6M
Department of Health and Human Services $2M
Administration for Community Living $1.7M
Department of Defense Army $1.4M
Substance Abuse & Mental Hlth Svc Admin $843,383
US Department of Education $637,246
National Science Foundation $352,241
US Department of Agriculture $326,712
Administration for Children and Families $278,200
US Army $141,349
Cincinnati Veterans Administration $82,736
Department of Veteran Affairs $77,898
Maternal & Child Health Bureau $74,500
Department of Justice $49,300
Total $244,783,522

State & Other Funding Sources

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $6.2M
Patient-Centered Outcome Research Inst. $5.4M
Leona M & Harry B Helmsley Charitable $1.4M
Ohio Department of Health $1.3M
American Heart Association – National $1.3M
Dr. Ralph & Marian Falk Med Res Trust Aw $1.1M
American Board of Pediatrics Foundation $1.1M
Ohio Development Services Agency $1M
Food Allergy Fund $1M
Burroughs Wellcome Foundation $868,700
Nationwide Children’s Hospital $724,921
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society $669,548
Simons Foundation $650,696
State and Other Funding $37.3M
Total $59,949,193

1,097 Faculty

Pediatrics – 847 total
Surgery – 104 total
Anesthesia – 77 total
Radiology – 56 total
Patient Services – 13 total

Philanthropic Gifts for Research

Our commitment to improving care for children through the application of research discovery is the backbone of Cincinnati Children’s. And as a nonprofit hospital and research center, private donors play an important role in this work.

We are profoundly grateful to those who have chosen to partner with Cincinnati Children’s to advance scientific innovation and build better futures for kids. Together, we will never stop moving forward to make a difference for children — here in our community and beyond.

Of the $64.9 million raised through philanthropy in 2023, 38% supported the work of our researchers ($24,848,061).

RAR23 Philanthropic Funding

Research Graduate Programs

Biomedical Informatics – 40 Students (20 PhD, 20 GC)
Immunology Program – 60 Students (50 PhD, 10 MS)
MSTP Program – 74 Students
BRT Graduate Program (MS) – 9 Students
MDB Graduate Program (PhD) 64 Students


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