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Research Pursuits - News from the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
July 2013

Investigator Spotlight

Does Location Matter for Early Childhood Interventions?
A recent study examined if the location of early intervention services matters. 
A recent study of Akron Children's Hospital early childhood intervention services compared the effectiveness of services provided in the home versus those provided in a center, analyzing the interaction between the staff and the families. Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, PhD, discusses the findings. Watch video

Research News

Respiratory Expert, Visiting Students Find Ventilator Defect
 Theresa Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC, with a ventilator and lung simulator.
Research completed by Theresa Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC, director of respiratory care at Akron Children’s Hospital, and students from Rush University in Chicago has led to a ventilator manufacturer changing its software to provide better care to infants. Read more

Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Begin Work
 SPRS participant Avish Jain (at left), a student at Ohio State University, talks to pediatrician Joel Davidson, MD.
The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute welcomed its 2013 class of Summer Pediatric Research Scholars in June. These 12 undergraduates conduct research projects guided by clinician mentors at Akron Children’s Hospital and present them at the end of the program. Read more

Research Institute Publishes Inaugural Annual Report
 The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute 2012 Annual Report
The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute recently published its first annual report, highlighting its successes in cultivating a climate of innovation and, with its partners, transforming the area into a major biomedical research center. Read more

Translational Science Seminar

Reaching Out to Define, Improve Quality in Transport Care
Michael Bigham, MD 

Eager to find ways to define and improve quality metrics for critical care transport, Akron Children's Hospital's Michael Bigham, MD, brought together many children's hospitals from across Ohio to form the Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Quality Improvement Collaborative. He discussed this work at a recent Translational Science Seminar event. Read more

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