Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Global Health Center (CCH)

cincinnati_2The CCH team involved in the GAIA project includes: Steven Black and Mark Steinhoff.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCH) research scientists and physicians conduct breakthrough research to improve care for children as well as train the next generation of investigators. CCH has been an important force in pediatric research since the opening of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation in 1931. Grant funding for research has more than tripled in the last 15 years, supporting countless discoveries and the continued expansion of our areas of research.

Dr Mark Steinhoff will participate in the project on behalf of CCH, Dr Steinhoff has published widely on research relevant to the projects central themes in prestigious journals including the Lancet with a recent article on Influenza vaccine in pregnancy: policy and research strategies.

Dr Steven Black will also participate in the project research on behalf of CCH. Dr Black is a specialist in vaccine safety and the use of computerized data to evaluate vaccines in the developed and developing world and vaccine clinical trials. Recent publications include a pivotal study by an International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barré Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines.

Contribution to the consortium

CCH will be involved in WP 1, 3, and 5. In WP 1, Prof. Black will contribute on case definition development. In WP3, Prof Steinhoff will contribute to development of shared data collection list/ template elements for CRF creation.

As partner and BC Science Board member, CCH will be involved in the overall scientific coordination as part of WP5.