Clinical Research

Innovation that leads to quality of care for patients and families.


Gastroschisis is a birth defect where the intestine and sometimes other organs are found outside the baby’s body.  Babies born with this condition are often preterm (36- 37 weeks), requiring surgical and nutritional interventions. Despite such treatments, gastroschisis-affected infants suffer from growth restrictions.

Our Center is investigating the impact of the new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital NICU spectral lighting system on growth-restricted babies born with gastroschisis. 


Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, is the most common eye condition in the world. With myopia, objects that are near can be seen well but you have trouble viewing objects that are far.  It has been shown that outside exposure to sunlight has a protective effect against myopia.

Our Center is investigating the mechanism by which light exposure mediates the suppression of myopia in school-age kids.