The Ohio State University Recognized at 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards

The Clinical Research (CR) Forum announced the important and ground-breaking clinical research studies at the 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2018. The award-winning studies exemplify major advances resulting from the nation’s investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens and reflect the influential work being conducted by investigators at research institutions and hospitals across the United States, as well as at partner institutions from around the world.

Following a nationwide call for nominations, the Clinical Research Forum Board of Directors selected winners based on the degree of innovation and novelty involved in the advancement of science; contribution to the understanding of human disease and/or physiology; and potential impact upon the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of disease. All nominated studies were published in peer-reviewed journals during the calendar year 2017.

The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital were recognized for the first gene-replacement therapy for infants with spinal muscular atrophy, a devastating neurological disorder (Single-Dose Gene-Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

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