The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (RINCH, a subsidiary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital) supports biomedical and behavioral research. The Institute is organized into Centers of Emphasis that allow traditional academic boundaries to be crossed and merged. Scientific and clinical interests prevail in this model which encourages collaboration and the free flow of ideas. Interdisciplinary teams develop novel approaches to common and often serious childhood diseases. The Centers of Emphasis focus on: Biobehavioral Health, Biopathology, Cell and Vascular Biology, Childhood Cancer, Developmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Gene Therapy, Injury Research and Policy, Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Vaccines and Immunity.