Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National

In July 2010, Children's National was awarded the prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), to establish the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a partnership between Children's National and George Washington University. It includes hospital-based specialties, the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, and the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care.

It recognizes the outstanding strengths in clinical and translational research that will be further enhanced.

It offers unique resources in translating discovery to improved health. It provides highly integrated, cost-effective, investigator-focused resources designed to overcome research barriers, promote collaborative research, and provide research training with a special focus on children’s health.

With an emphasis on health disparities and childhood antecedents to adult diseases, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National builds upon its pediatric research strengths in areas such as rare diseases, asthma, and neuro-developmental disabilities to collaborate with a national network of 1,200 community health centers.

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