Research Horizons


COVID-19 School Study in JAMA Tops Most-Shared Findings From July 2020

A widely-shared and discussed study that reported an association between early school closures and reduced COVID-19 incidence and mortality was the most-shared research finding from Cincinnati Children’s in July.

The study, published July 29, 2020, in JAMA, was led by Katherine Auger, MD, MSc, and Samir Shah, MD, MSCE.

The study examined the timing of school closures across all 50 states. The co-authors reported that prompt closing of schools was associated with a reduction in COVID-19 spread from an estimated 638.7 cases per 100,000 to 214.8 per 100,000.

With an Altmetric score exceeding 4,000, this publication has become the most-shared of any finding produced by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s.

Ruxolitinib in treatment of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial

Published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Cincinnati Children’s co-corresponding author: Gang Huang, PhD

Intrauterine Device Use in Adolescents With Disabilities

Published in Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s senior author: Lesley Breech, MD

Cincinnati Children’s co-authors: Beth Schwartz, MD, and Morgan Alexander, MD

Pathological response in children and adults with large unresected intermediate-grade or high-grade soft tissue sarcoma receiving preoperative chemoradiotherapy with or without pazopanib (ARST1321): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 2 trial

Published in Lancet Oncology

Cincinnati Children’s co-author: Joel Sorger, MD