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American Psychiatric Association Honors Paramjit Joshi, MD, with Special Commendation - May 22, 2013 The American Psychiatric Association has presented Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, with a Special Presidential Commendation. Dr. Joshi is the Chair of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Psychiatry and Psychology programs at Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development - May 21, 2013 Medical device development is the focus of an up-coming symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.
More than Half of Top Physician Societies Factor Costs into Clinical Guidance - May 17, 2013 Slightly more than half of major physician societies explicitly consider cost when developing their clinical guidance, according to a study published May 6 online in JAMA Internal Medicine. A few intentionally exclude cost from consideration, but many do not address cost at all.
Children’s National Medical Center Earns National Respiratory Care Distinction - May 9, 2013 Children’s National Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
Children’s National Appoints Mark Batshaw, MD, to New Physician-in-Chief Post - May 7, 2013 Mark L. Batshaw, MD, has been appointed to the new position of Physician-in-Chief at Children’s National Medical Center. The goal of this position is to optimize synergies at Children's National across patient care, research, and education.
Children and Teens in Emergency Departments Who Are at Risk for Suicide: Nearly 20% Have Access to Guns - May 6, 2013 Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide by emergency department care teams report that there are guns in their homes. This is according to a study presented today by Stephen Teach, MD, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Family-Centered Rounds Improve Education and Quality of Care for Pediatric Residents - May 3, 2013 While many academic hospitals have adopted family-centered rounds, little is known about how this practice helps residents and their education. A team from Children’s National Medical Center along with Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, sought to conduct focus groups with pediatric residents who were exposed to family-centered rounds and determine its effectiveness.
Children’s National Staff Recognized by the Academic Pediatric Association for Excellence in Research and Teaching - May 2, 2013 Children’s National Medical Center physicians are receiving prestigious awards from the Academic Pediatric Association. Ellie Hamburger, MD, and Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, will receive the 2013 Teaching Program Award for their program, the Children’s Academic Pediatric Educators.
Japanese Delegation of Pediatric Researchers and Clinicians Visit Children's National - May 1, 2013 A delegation from the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan, is spending several days with Children's National Medical Center counterparts to advance ongoing dialogue around best practices in pediatric care and research.
Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference - April 30, 2013 More than 120 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from May 4 through May 7 in Washington, DC.
Pediatric Oncologist Gregory Reaman, MD, Honored with ASPHO Distinguished Career Award - April 29, 2013 Gregory H. Reaman, MD, Associate Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, and a Children’s National Medical Center Oncology faculty member, has received the 2013 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO).
NIH and Children’s National Partner in New Cardiac Intervention Suite - April 26, 2013 The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is partnering with Children’s National Medical Center to establish a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pediatric cardiac imaging and intervention. This collaboration brings NHLBI’s extensive experience in cardiac imaging to Children’s renowned clinical program.
Children's National Celebrates Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - April 26, 2013 Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO, Children's National, joins daughters and sons of staff members for a joint celebration of Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Children’s National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations - April 19, 2013
There is a critical unmet need in the United States and around the world for the development of pediatric medical devices, with support coming only from a scarce number of available grants and some private investments and philanthropy.
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Discusses “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research” at Children’s National Medical Center - April 18, 2013 Speaking about “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, addressed faculty and staff at Children’s National Medical Center.
Study: First Comprehensive Review of Social Media as a Tool in Medicine - April 11, 2013 As technology and social media continually change the way people live their lives, healthcare professionals are trying to understand how this medium can help them treat and interact with patients and communities.
Children’s National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex - April 3, 2013 Pediatric pain medicine program uses revolutionary “distract, measure, treat” approach to tackle pain in children.
Collaborations Forged to Create Innovative Solutions to Children’s Health Issues - April 3, 2013 Virginia Tech, Children’s National Medical Center, and the George Washington University have partnered in a unique program to create research breakthroughs in children’s health.
Gerard Gioia, PhD, Contributes to Updated Sports Related Concussion Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology - March 20, 2013 Updated sports-related concussion guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) draw on work done by Gerard Gioia, PhD, Chief of Neuropsychology at Children’s National and internationally recognized in concussion research and clinical care. The updated guidelines confirm best practices in place at Children’s National.
First-of-its-Kind Study Shows Teens with Cancer Benefit From Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - March 18, 2013 For teenagers with cancer, advance care planning helps families understand the wishes of these young, sometimes very ill patients and may help them navigate difficult healthcare decisions, according to a new study published online first by JAMA Pediatrics.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Richard Jonas, MD, Honored with 2013 Gibbon Award and a Scientific Journal Tribute - March 15, 2013 Richard A. Jonas, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, has received the prestigious Gibbon Award from the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT).
Children’s National and Inova Forge Joint Venture to Provide Specialty Care to Northern Virginia Families - March 1, 2013 Children’s National Medical Center and Inova announced today the formation of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
Children’s National Cardiology Team Travels to South Africa for World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery - February 20, 2013 Several members of the Children’s National team traveled to South Africa to attend the 6th World Congress Pediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa, hosted by the South African Heart Association.
Children’s National Welcomes Drs. Hubbard and Tucker-Powell to Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A) - February 14, 2013 Effective this week, the pediatric practice run by Angela Hubbard, MD, and Danita Tucker-Powell, MD, has become part of Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A).
New Members Named to Children’s National Medical Center Boards - January 18, 2013 New officers and members have been named to the Children’s National Medical Center governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board.
Inauguration Day: Visiting Information - January 17, 2013 Monday, January 21, is Inauguration Day and Children’s National expects the main campus may be affected by the increased traffic and road closures, as a result of the events in the downtown Washington, DC, area.
Children’s National Calls for Improved Pediatric Mental Health Treatment - January 16, 2013 Kurt Newman, MD, a pediatric surgeon and President and Chief Executive of Children’s National Medical Center responds to White House actions and task force on gun violence recommendations.
Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - January 9, 2013 Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.
Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - January 9, 2013 Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.
Children’s National Names Two Chief Medical Officers - January 3, 2013 Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA, FAAP, and David Wessel, MD, have been named joint Chief Medical Officers of Children’s National Medical Center. The dual appointment addresses the complexities of the evolving healthcare landscape and positions Children’s National to lead in population health management.
Rheumatic Heart Disease Research from Children’s National Named Top 10 Advance in Heart Disease/Stroke Research for 2012 - December 21, 2012 The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association named a study from pediatric cardiologists at Children’s National Medical Center as one of the top 10 advances in heart and stroke research for 2012.
Condolences from our CEO - December 19, 2012
Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise - December 18, 2012 Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
Children’s National Medical Center Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama - December 14, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff at Children’s National Medical Center today. The tradition of First Lady visits dates back more than 60 years. Accompanying the First Lady today, was the family dog, Bo. Mrs. Obama toured the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, where she met patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses, and other Children’s National staff.
Important Parking Changes on the Main Campus: Effective Saturday, December 15 (3am- 2pm) - December 14, 2012
Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012 Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.
Children’s National Named a 2012 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 4, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group’s 2012 Top Hospitals List.
Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National launches first child health focused crowdfunding website - November 28, 2012 The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center launched the first child health focused crowdfunding website this week.
Phillip L. Pearl, MD, Edits Two New Books on Epilepsy - November 27, 2012 The convergence of research in neurogenetics, metabolism, and imaging has dramatically advanced the diagnoses, treatment, and management of epilepsy.
Andrea Gropman, MD, Named Division Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics - November 8, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center has named Andrea Gropman, MD, as Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics, a division created to reflect advances in genetics research and its translational applications to patient care in neurological injury and disorders, including developmental delays.
Children’s National’s David Wessel Receives American Heart Association’s Meritorious Achievement Award - November 7, 2012
Dr. Wessel is honored for his pioneering career in the field of pediatric cardiac critical care.
New ICNP Catalogue advances nurses knowledge and practice of pain management in children - November 6, 2012 The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Pediatric Pain Management, in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC, in the United States.
Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the 2012 Child Neurology Society Bernard Sachs Award - November 2, 2012 Roger J. Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, was honored today by the Child Neurology Society (CNS) with the Bernard Sachs Award, the society’s highest honor.
Children's Team Recognized for 'Braving the Storm', Keeping Patients Safe - November 1, 2012 Children's National's President and CEO Kurt Newman, MD, shares a special message of thanks to the employees who worked overnight to ensure the best care for our patients during Monday's hurricane.
Carol Keese, MBA, Joins Children's National as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - October 26, 2012 Carol Keese, MBA, has been named Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Children’s National Medical Center, effective October 29.
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 19, 2012 Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 20 – 23 in New Orleans.
Children’s National Medical Center Programs Recognized for Community Service and Environmental Excellence by DC Hospital Association - October 19, 2012 Last night, Children’s National Environmental Sustainability program and IMPACT DC were honored at the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s 34th Annual Banquet. Both programs were recognized for a commitment to supporting and growing a healthy community in the Washington, DC area.
Kathy Ann Sheehy, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, Wins National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award - October 16, 2012 Children’s National applauds a leader in family-centered care.
Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s National Recognized with Silver Award from HHS - October 16, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center is among only nine children’s hospitals recently recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its Kidney Transplantation program.
Children’s National Physician Honored for Work in Pediatric Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Research - October 8, 2012 Dr. Naomi Luban Receives Award and Speaks to the Past, Present, and Future of Pediatric Research in Transforming Scientific and Clinical Field.
Children’s National researchers discover a mechanism of tumor ganglioside inhibition of killer T-cells - October 1, 2012 A multi-disciplinary research team at Children’s National Medical Center has identified gangliosides as another piece in the puzzle around why the body’s natural immune system, led by CD8+ T-cells, or “killer white blood cells,” is unable to effectively combat tumors.
Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, Named Director of Center for Translational Sciences and Director, Principal Investigator for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute - September 6, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, as the Director of the Center for Translational Science within Children’s Research Institute and the principal investigator of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN).
Children’s National Launches Texting Program for Surgery Patients - September 5, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center is implementing an SMS notification service for families whose children are undergoing surgical procedures.
Children’s National Unveils Kosher Pantry - August 31, 2012 New facility made possible in partnership with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington.
Study Finds Association between Lower Bone Density and Vitamin D Deficiency in African American Children with Forearm Fractures - August 28, 2012 Pediatrics study is first to show association of vitamin D deficiency with increased odds for forearm fracture.
Children’s National Names Joseph L. Wright as Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer - August 28, 2012 Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, has been named the Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer of Children’s National Medical Center, effective September 1.
Children’s National Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center moves locations and will reopen August 28 - August 27, 2012 To better meet the needs of patients and families, the Children’s National Medical Center Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center (ROC) and Neurosurgery office this week transitioned to a new, state-of-the-art facility less than a mile from their current locale.
Children’s National Appoints New Chief of Surgery - August 13, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center has named Timothy Kane, MD, as Chief of the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Kane has been at Children’s National since August of 2010. He is an internationally known pediatric surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive techniques.
Children’s CEO: Changing the future of health means thinking like a pediatrician - August 13, 2012 In a speech before key government leaders of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, Children’s CEO Kurt Newman, MD, discussed how the mindset of a pediatrician—thinking forward to prevent disease upstream before It starts—will be the key to a new kind of health care for the people of the world.
New Study Finds External Stimulation Impacts White Matter Development in the Postnatal Brain - August 13, 2012 A team at Children’s National Medical Center has found that external stimulation has an impact on the postnatal development of a specific region of the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study used sensory deprivation to look at the growth and collection of NG2-expressing oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (NG2 cells) in the sensory cortex of the brain. This type of research is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research focus on understanding the development and treatment of white matter diseases.
Children’s National Names Darryl Varnado as Chief People Officer - August 9, 2012 Darryl Varnado has been named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Children’s National Medical Center, effective August 27. This is a newly created position developed by Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO. Responsibilities of the Chief People Officer will include empowering a talented workforce to advance the organization and provide the highest quality care to patients and families.
Early Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy is Safe Alternative to Gastric Bypass for Adolescents with Morbid Obesity - August 3, 2012 A new study published in the journal Surgery suggests that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical alternative to the well-known gastric bypass procedure for weight-loss surgery, offers fewer complications and maintains the weight loss and other related benefits of bariatric surgery when used in adolescent patients.
Study: Most SIDS-Related Online Content Is Inaccurate - August 2, 2012
Children’s National Names Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services - August 2, 2012
Children’s National Names Elizabeth Flury as Chief Strategy Officer - July 31, 2012
Children’s Joins in Recommending Ways to Monitor Graft-Versus-Host Disease - July 12, 2012
Virginia Launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Initiative for Newborns - June 29, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test Join Forces to Advance Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns - June 28, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test released two videos on screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry (pulse ox) in newborns. The videos, produced for parents and clinicians respectively, were designed to forward knowledge about the test.
Echocardiogram Screenings are Effective in Preventing Rheumatic Heart Disease - June 12, 2012 Washington, DC—Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease, according to a new study in Circulation.
Award for Innovative Abstract in Pediatric Surgery Presented at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting - June 7, 2012
Children’s National Receives Accreditation for Imaging Services - June 6, 2012
Majority of Families in Urban Areas Have Access to Internet - June 5, 2012
U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - June 5, 2012
Children’s National Receives ACGME’s Highest Institutional Evaluation - May 16, 2012 Children’s National recently hosted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a successful institutional review, and received the maximum evaluation possible for the institutional accreditation.
Children’s National welcomes new faculty of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation - May 7, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center has appointed several faculty to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Children’s National Medical Center among Featured Exhibitors at USA Science & Engineering Festival - May 4, 2012 Over the course of three days, Children’s National engaged more than 9,000 visitors in learning about the human body through art-focused activities and hands-on learning about topics including asthma, obesity, bullying, bone health, and surgery.
Roger J. Packer, MD, Co-Authors New Neuro-Oncology Textbook - May 3, 2012 Streamlined format makes best practices accessible
Children’s National Recognizes World Asthma Day - May 1, 2012 Programs highlight asthma awareness and care in the metropolitan region
Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference - April 30, 2012 Topics includes innovative education methods, managing viral infections, improving quality care in Emergency Departments
Children’s National Medical Center Honored for Nursing Excellence - April 20, 2012 All three critical care units receive Beacon Award
Children’s National Researchers Identify a New Trigger for Alternate Reproduction Pathway of HIV-related Cancer Virus - April 17, 2012 Findings show that Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus senses and reacts to a host cell’s impending death
Children’s National Disappointed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Veto of Newborn Heart Disease Screening Legislation - April 10, 2012 Medical Center Joins Virginia Chapters of American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics in Expressing Disappointment
Anthony Sandler, MD, Named Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care - April 3, 2012 “The tradition of delivering the very best in surgical care continues with Dr. Sandler’s appointment to Senior Vice President for Surgical Care.”
Unique Training Program in Transfusion Medicine and Hematology Established - April 2, 2012 Collaborative effort addresses shortages in pediatric subspecialty care
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American College of Cardiology Conference - March 23, 2012 Topics includes improving quality care, planning high-risk deliveries, and congenital heart disease
Pediatrics: Synthetic Marijuana Sending More Kids to Hospital - March 19, 2012 Children’s National pediatrician provides insight on new drug through case studies
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana Visits Children’s National - March 12, 2012 Known for her advocacy on behalf of child and maternal health, her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, visited Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National Researchers Gain Better Understanding of White Matter Protectection in Infants Receiving Heart Surgery - March 8, 2012 A collaborative team of researchers at Children’s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system.
Children’s National Honors Long Career of Peter R. Holbrook, MD - March 2, 2012 Colleagues and friends have endowed The Peter R. Holbrook Lectureship in Critical Care Medicine.
Children’s National Medical Center adds Robotic Surgery for Urology to Surgical Specialties - February 27, 2012 International pediatric robotic surgery expert Craig Peters, MD, leads team for minimally invasive procedures
Sleep Expert Judith Owens, Receives National Award - February 17, 2012 Internationally known sleep expert receives award from American Academy of Sleep Medicine
President Obama Includes Funding to Train Pediatricians in FY 2013 Budget - February 13, 2012 Proposed $88 Million Funding Level Still Not Enough to Ensure Supply Meets Demand
Children’s National Medical Center Expands Services At Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals - February 6, 2012 Physicians and Nurse Practitioners of Children’s National Medical Center have begun seeing and treating patients in the NICU at Mary Washington Hospital and in the newborn nurseries at Stafford and Mary Washington Hospitals.
Children’s National Specialists Share Best Practice in Pediatric Care at Arab Health Congress 2012 - January 26, 2012 Key leaders from Children’s National Medical Center and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation are participating in this year’s Arab Health exhibition & congress, Dubai, UAE, sharing how Children’s National is experiencing the positive impacts of focusing four integrated initiatives: quality, safety, service excellence/customer service, and access to care.
Children’s National Study Shows How to Increase Immunization Compliance Rates - January 25, 2012 Systematic practice changes reported in Pediatrics
Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 18, 2012 Children’s National Medical Center has announced several new officers and members of its governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board.
Washington, DC, Research Institutions Partner on the Development of New Online Tool to Engage Communities in Addressing Health Disparities - January 5, 2012 Local research institutions partner to develop an information system that will provide the community with timely and actionable local health metrics to address adult and pediatric health disparities in the nation’s capital.
Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - January 4, 2012 Recruits include top notch researchers and clinicians
Children’s National Opens New Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - December 29, 2011 The new Cardiac ICU provides a comfortable and safe environment for families, while also providing access to the latest technology and research for our clinicians.
Children’s National Receives Federal Grant to Create Urban Pediatric Fellowship - December 23, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center was recently awarded a 5- year federal grant to support a community-based and community-focused faculty development program targeting the needs of underserved communities and patients.
EPA Announces New Mercury Emission Guidelines at Children’s National Medical Center - December 21, 2011 US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced new mercury emission regulations at Children’s National Medical Center today. The regulations are designed to reduce hazardous emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Child Health Advocacy Institute Awarded Several Grants - December 16, 2011 The Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) continues its commitment to addressing health threats impacting children by proactively addressing issues identified as specific needs in the community.
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 14, 2011 Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation highlighted key issues around shared global challenges in children’s health at the second annual World Health Care Congress Middle East (WHCC), which takes place in Abu Dhabi this week.
First Lady Visits Children’s National Medical Center - December 11, 2011 In annual holiday tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Neonatal ICU and Gastroenterology Unit
Superstars visit Children’s National - December 10, 2011 Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Named a 2011 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 6, 2011 One of only ten children’s hospitals recognized
Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab - December 1, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kanter, MD, as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. In this role, he also serves as a Program Director for Children’s National Heart Institute.
Children’s National Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification From American College Of Surgeons - November 28, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Children’s National, Carolinas Medical Center, and AVI BioPharma Partner to Advance Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatment - November 18, 2011 The partnership will work together to develop a new treatment aimed at skipping exon 45, one of the most common exons affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the Children’s Humanitarian Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation - November 17, 2011 The CTF honored Dr. Packer for his work advancing research and treatment in neurofibromatosis.
Prince George’s County, Children’s National Medical Center, and Dimensions Health Announce Agreement to Provide Mobile Health Services - November 9, 2011 Efforts are made to provide mobile health services to the county.
Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Celebrates Two Years of Innovation in the Field of Pediatric Care - November 3, 2011 The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine in Washington, DC, recently marked the second anniversary since its founding.
Children’s National Physician Honored at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 20, 2011 Joseph Wright, MD, is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence, advocate for kids
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 14, 2011 Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 14 – 18 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.
Online Education Tool for Clinicians Advances Concussion Care for Young Athletes - October 7, 2011 Concussion awareness among young athletes, parents, and coaches, is now impacting clinical practices as healthcare providers are called upon to manage and treat injured youth according to best practices defined by experts in concussion management.
Children’s National Awarded Prestigious NIH Clinical Trials Grant - October 7, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center is one of 25 institutions selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new clinical trial consortium: Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT) focused on neurological disorders in adults and children.
Children’s National Medical Center Physicians Launch Personal Health Record for Congenital Heart Disease Patients - October 6, 2011 Electronic Portal, Follow My Heart, Helps Young Adult and Pediatric CHD Patients Manage Their Personal Medical Histories, Care Transitions
First National Institutes of Health-funded personalized drug development center in the U.S. will focus on muscle disease - October 5, 2011 New Center of Research Translation awarded to Children’s National Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center to accelerate R&D
Study: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding a Key Mechanism - September 29, 2011 Study findings indicate a key step in the generation of white matter and understanding developmental disabilities
Children’s National Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Medical Homes - September 29, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center announced today that all seven of its primary care clinics have been recognized as “Physician Practice Connections®– Patient Centered Medical Homes™” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Common Cholesterol Drug Safe, May Improve Learning Disabilities - September 27, 2011 Children’s National study focused on positive effects of lovastatin.
Pulse Oximetry Testing in Newborns Endorsed by Secretary Sebelius - September 23, 2011 United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has adopted the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s recommendation to add screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the Uniform Screening Panel.
Children’s National welcomes inaugural class of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation - September 22, 2011 The first class of Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation has joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National researcher leads study on risk factors in pediatric blood and marrow transplant - September 7, 2011
Kurt Newman, MD, Begins as New CEO of Children’s National Medical Center - September 1, 2011 Longtime pediatric surgeon assumes new role
Study: Soft Bedding Still Used for Infants in African-American Families - August 22, 2011 Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many African-American parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
New National Recommendations for Newborn Screening to Test for Congenital Heart Disease - August 22, 2011 A federal advisory committee, including pediatric cardiologist Gerard Martin, MD, from Children’s National Medical Center, has issued a national recommendation for adding a newborn screening test for congenital heart disease.
Children’s National Surgeons Collaborate with NIH Researchers to Identify Gene Variant in Proteus Syndrome - August 10, 2011 New England Journal of Medicine study suggests linkage between gene variant and the much-documented syndrome of the ‘Elephant Man’
Children’s National Karen Summar Receives Prestigious Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellowship - August 9, 2011 Washington, DC – Karen Summar, MD, MS, director of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center, recently received a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, a prestigious opportunity in the public policy arena.
Children’s National names Vice President, Sheikh Zayed Institute - August 5, 2011 Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, as vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, associate surgeon-in-chief and co-lead of the Institute’s Systems Biology Initiative.
District of Columbia’s Athletic Concussion Act the Most Comprehensive Law of its Kind - July 27, 2011 Gerard Gioia, PhD, instrumental in supporting the most comprehensive concussion law in the country
Children’s National Medical Center Announces New CEO - July 14, 2011 The Board of Directors announced today that Kurt Newman, MD, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2011
Children’s National opens doors to new state of the art research facility - July 13, 2011 Sheikh Zayed Institute design uses latest technology to build innovation and collaboration in pediatric surgery
Children’s National Medical Center Opens Seven New Operating Rooms - July 8, 2011 State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology and an increase in capacity
Children’s National Medical Center Names Peter Holbrook, MD, Interim CEO - July 1, 2011 Chief Medical Officer will assume responsibilities during search for new leader.
Pediatric Obesity Symposium at Children’s National Medical Center focuses on best practices in obesity programs from cradle to college - June 17, 2011 Nearly 200 pediatricians, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders from around the Washington, DC region, gathered on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC) to discuss the importance of community-wide involvement and early intervention strategies in childhood obesity programs.
Children’s National Researchers Contribute to National Sickle Cell Study - June 9, 2011 The drug hydroxyurea prevents pain crises and is shown safe in infants and small children.
Sheikh Zayed Institute Recognizes Innovation in Pediatric Surgery - June 2, 2011 Application of 3-CCD image fusion in minimally invasive surgery receives inaugural award at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting
Smart Phone Application for Concussions Puts Guidelines into Parents’ and Coaches’ Hands - May 26, 2011 Children’s National doctor develops first app to detect and treat youth concussions
Children’s National Medical Center Announces First Professorship in Pediatric Oncology - May 25, 2011 Dr. Jeffrey Dome accepts McKnew Professorship in Pediatric Oncology; Professorship funded in part by Heroes Against Childhood Cancer,
a community-based fundraising organization
Maryland Governor Signs Bill that Will Help Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease - May 19, 2011 Children's National Physicians Lead the Effort to Pass the Bill
Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Martin O'Malley - May 19, 2011 Children’s National collaborates in passing concussion awareness legislation
U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - May 17, 2011 Children's National Medical Center is once again ranked among America's best.
Children’s National Reaches $500 Million Campaign Goal to Advance Pediatric Medicine - May 9, 2011 “Transforming Children’s Health” campaign funds programs, research, faculty, and facilities
Study: Vaccines Safe and Offer Benefits to Medically Fragile Children - May 2, 2011 Implications for all children related to generally recommend vaccinations
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center to present at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting - April 30, 2011 Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy
Study: Resiniferatoxin may increase sepsis-related mortality - April 27, 2011 Research at Children’s National uncovers an unknown side effect of a promising drug for acute chronic pain
Genetics Chief Discusses Limitations of Genetic Testing With WebMD - April 21, 2011 New study shows parents want genetic testing, but Marshall Summar, MD, says benefits are minimal
Children’s National Names Gary Rogers as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 31, 2011 Renowned surgeon leads team specializing in plastic surgery for children
Children’s National Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants - March 17, 2011 Children's National has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Part of Landmark Study on Pediatric Asthma - March 16, 2011 Implications for treatment could impact school attendance, particularly in inner cities
Children’s National Nurses Recognized for Extraordinary Patient Care - February 22, 2011 National DAISY Award acknowledges 12 nurses at Children’s National
President's Budget Proposal Eliminates Pediatric Medical Education Funding - February 16, 2011 Children's National Medical Center at Risk of Severe Impact
Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, National Football League and The Washington Redskins Testify In Support of D.C.’s Athletic Concussion Protection Act - February 10, 2011 The Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington Redskins and the National Football League testified today in strong support of the “Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011” -- landmark legislation to protect youth and disabled athletes from the dangers of concussions.
Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and Children’s National Medical Center Lead the World in Detecting Critical Infant Heart Defects - February 8, 2011 Today, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulative body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with Children’s National Medical Center announced the rollout of a newborn screening program in Abu Dhabi for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD), the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD).
Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine - February 1, 2011 Fifty doctors from Children's National Medical Center were honored as the region's "Top Doctors" in the February 2011 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.
Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 31, 2011 New Advocacy and Policy Board Announced
Children's National and George Washington University Award more than $1 Million in Grants - January 28, 2011 Seed money accelerates young researchers' work and cultivates new talent
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Present Pediatric Health Care Trends at Arab Health Congress - January 25, 2011 This week, pediatric experts from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children’s National Medical Center will exchange research, insights, and best practices at the 4th Middle East Paediatrics Conference during the Arab Health Congress, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the Middle East.
Food Allergy: Important Information for Families - January 21, 2011
Science Translational Medicine: Creating Hope Act Incentivizes Pediatric Drug R&D - January 19, 2011 Commentary by Children’s National experts identifies the need for better programs to develop drugs that treat childhood rare diseases
Sleep Studies May Help Predict Complications in Common Pediatric Surgery - January 18, 2011 Tool could be one way to predict respiratory complications in removing adenoids and tonsils
Leading Biomedical Engineer Joins Children’s National - January 14, 2011 Raj Shekhar, PhD, to lead research and development in the fusion of surgical imaging techniques
Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center Expand Services for Children and Families - January 13, 2011 Children’s National Pediatric Hospitalists and Neonatologists to Serve the Delmarva Peninsula
Kohl’s Donates $420,236 to Children’s National Medical Center - January 13, 2011 Kohl’s Community Asthma Program provides asthma prevention education to high-risk kids and their families
First Lady Visits Children's National Medical Center - December 13, 2010 In annual tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Pediatric ICU
Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., President and CEO, Announces Retirement - December 9, 2010 Children's National Medical Center President and CEO Edwin (Ned) K. Zechman, Jr., MHA, FACHE, announced today his plans to retire in the spring of 2011
Children’s National Researcher Partners in Genetic Discovery - December 6, 2010 Finding has practical applications in screening for complex conditions
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Visit Abu Dhabi to Share Vision for Making Pediatric Surgical Care More Precise, Less Invasive, and Pain Free - December 5, 2010 Team to Present at World Health Care Congress Middle East and Local Abu Dhabi Hospitals
Children’s National Named a 2010 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 1, 2010 Survey recognizes commitment to quality and patient safety
Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 30, 2010 David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Children’s National Hosts Surgeon General and March of Dimes to Raise Awareness About Prematurity - November 19, 2010 To mark Prematurity Awareness Day, Children’s National Medical Center hosted a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, and chief of Neonatology Billie Short.
Pam King Sams, CFRE, of Children’s National Medical Center, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional - November 19, 2010 Children’s National Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pam King Sams, CFRE, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the 9th annual National Capital Philanthropy Day.
Children's National's David Wessel Awarded Top Prize By American Heart Association - November 16, 2010 Award honors innovative research in cardiovascular disease in young people
Local concussion expert receives national recognition for making the playing field safer for kids - November 16, 2010 Gerard Gioia, PhD, of Children’s National Medical Center, receives Children’s Miracle Achievement Award
Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing - November 15, 2010 Children’s National executive vice president joins nation’s top nurse leaders
National medical engineering expert joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 10, 2010 Kevin Cleary, PhD will lead efforts to improve imaging and robotics in pediatric surgery
Community rallies around kids with cancer and learns what it feels like to lose their hair - November 10, 2010 Group head shave raises money, awareness for pediatric cancer program at Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Researcher Receives $3 million to study Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - November 8, 2010 Awards from NIH and American Cancer Society will help teens with AIDS and cancer
Children’s National Medical Center Receives $20,000 Grant From The CJ Foundation For SIDS - November 8, 2010 Children’s National Medical Center announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a leading SIDS research organization.
Families to benefit from inviting and therapeutic environment - November 5, 2010 Edlavitch Cardiology Outpatient Clinic opens at Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center commemorates 140 years of service - November 3, 2010 Former patients, staff, Emeritus Board members, and long time supporters joined current hospital leaders to commemorate 140 years of service
Robotic surgery expert joins Children's National Medical Center - October 27, 2010 Craig Peters will lead efforts to improve surgical precision through robotic technologies
Children’s National participates in clinical trial for therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest - October 22, 2010 Children’s National is participating in the first large-scale, multi-center study to investigate the effectiveness of temperature regulation in infants and children following cardiac arrest.
Sheikh Zayed Institute faculty member calls for implementation of regulations to ensure safe, effective synthetic biology - October 13, 2010 Louis M. Marmon, MD, PhD, a pediatric surgeon at Children's National Medical Center is coauthor of a paper in the October 2010 issue of Nature Biotechnology.
Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, named chief of new division of Allergy and Immunology - October 7, 2010 Hemant Sharma, MD, MHS, to serve as associate chief with focus on food allergy
Local Radio Station Listeners Donate Record Amount to Help Area Children - October 4, 2010 MIX for Kids Radiothon raises more than $427,000 to benefit Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 1, 2010 Topics range from bullying to building health equity in urban communities
Children's National part of NIH initiative to speed drug R&D for children - October 1, 2010 Pediatric Trials Network, funded by NICHD, will encourage development of pediatric drugs
Minimally invasive surgery leader joins Children's National Medical Center - September 30, 2010 Timothy Kane, MD, will lead training in advanced surgical techniques and development of new instruments
Children's National receives Affordable Care Act dollars to build pediatric primary care workforce - September 30, 2010 The nation’s children’s hospital receives Health and Human Services grant of $3.8 million to expand nationally known pediatric primary care residency program
Children’s National opens pediatric emergency department at United Medical Center - September 28, 2010 State-of-the-art facility provides easy access to care for families
Children's National expert testifies before Congress to advance legislation on concussions - September 24, 2010 Gerard Gioia, PhD, presents guidelines for young athletes
Nature study: Discovery of key pathway interaction may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults - September 15, 2010 Researchers at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center discovery may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults
Children's National Board of Visitors Kicks Off Its 7th Annual Care for Kids Card Program - September 7, 2010 Shopping program offers discounts at nearly 500 area retailers and restaurants and supports the BOV's Annual Grants Program at Children's National Medical Center
Children's National Researchers Unlock a Key Cause of Fragile X Syndrome - August 31, 2010 Findings May Have Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Children's National Receives the Inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award from Surgery Compass for Landmark Efficiency Program - August 26, 2010 Children’s National Medical Center’s Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care accepted the inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award for its accomplishments in surgical services on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Surgery Compass National Cohort Summit.
Children's National Medical Center mourns the loss of longtime cardiologist John Cockerham, MD - August 23, 2010 John Cockerham, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and active leader of the medical staff at Children's National Medical Center, passed away last week from cancer. He served in many capacities at Children's National for 22 years.
Children's National Bullying Expert Participates in Federal Summit on Prevention - August 11, 2010 Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, was featured on a practitioner panel at the Federal Partners to Prevent Bullying Summit on August 11, 2010.
Children's National Appoints Innovation and Business Development Director to Advance Research Institutes - August 10, 2010 Children's National announces appointment of Lawrence C. Mahan, PhD, as director, innovation and business development, for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Dad Helps Improve the Outlook for Children with Heart Disease - August 3, 2010 The MacCutcheon Family Foundation gives $1 million to cardiac surgery program at Children's National Medical Center
The Van Metre Companies provide big help to little hearts - July 30, 2010 State-of-the-art Van Metre Companies Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Room unveiled at Children's National Medical Center
Doctors from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Travel to Abu Dhabi to Report on Progress in Surgery Research - July 28, 2010 Meetings Explore Further Partnerships to Advance Pediatric Health
Care in United Arab Emirates through Clinical Care and Education
Children's National Medical Center receives first NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award given to a children's hospital - July 14, 2010 The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National receives a $20 million award to foster innovations in solving health problems of children and families
Children's National Bullying Expert Testifies on Student Cyber Safety - June 28, 2010 Dr. Jorge C. Srabstein testified before the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.
Leading Radiologist and Imaging Specialist Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 22, 2010 Nabile Safdar to work with interdisciplinary team to transform visualization in pediatric surgery
Children's National marks Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 18, 2010 Sickle Cell disease awareness was the focus of an international gathering at Children's National.
Study: Propofol Poses Low Risk in Pediatric Imaging Research Studies But Risk Increases with Anesthesia Duration - June 8, 2010 Study by former NIH department chief provides ethics guidance for future children's research
Former NIH Chief Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 4, 2010 Pain expert Zena Quezado to seek solutions for measuring and ultimately eliminating pain
Study: New prediction rules will help emergency department doctors decide when CT scans are necessary for children with head injuries - May 30, 2010 Criteria driven by large-scale study shown to reduce unnecessary CT scans for children
Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity - May 25, 2010 Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity
Academic impacts of concussions for students at issue in House of Representatives - May 20, 2010 International expert from Children's National testifies on effects of these head injuries on developing brains
Children’s National Dedicates Mobile Health Van - May 13, 2010 Children’s National Medical Center dedicated a new, state-of-the-art mobile health van on Friday, May 7. Children’s National primary care teams will use the van to serve children across Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Study: Carbon Monoxide Exposure Can Be Reduced During Routine Anesthesia in Kids - April 29, 2010 Anesthesiologist identifies two changes to standard of care to protect developing brains
Children's Experts to present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting - April 29, 2010 Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy
Children's National Names New Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - April 21, 2010
Airway Obstructions Have High Death Rate for Young Children - April 19, 2010 Researchers at Children's National Medical Center say prevention is key
Renowned Researcher Joins Children's National Medical Center to Help Conquer Rare Diseases - April 14, 2010 Marshall Summar, MD, named Margaret O'Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine
Children's National Medical Center Names New Board Members - March 26, 2010 Washington, DC — Children's National Medical Center has several new officers and members of its governing boards.
$2.5 Million Gift Aims to Help Children Survive and Thrive - March 24, 2010 Dr. David Wessel Named IKARIA ® Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center Achieves Magnet Designation - March 23, 2010 Children's National achieves the highest level of nursing excellence, an honor given to only 6 percent of hospitals across the country.
Low levels of vitamin D linked to higher rates of asthma in African American Kids - March 17, 2010 Researchers uncover connection between low levels of vitamin D and high rates of asthma in Washington, DC
Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - March 12, 2010 Recruits include several nationally recognized researchers and clinicians
Children’s National research into lead in DC water receives ‘Best Science Paper of 2009’ award - March 9, 2010 National environmental science journal names paper by Best and co-authors as ‘Editor’s Choice’
Study: Scientists Gain Understanding of Key Mechanisms of White Matter Regeneration - March 5, 2010 Washington, DC — Nature Neuroscience findings indicate a key early step in the regeneration of white matter involving functional communication between cells.
Comparative Effectiveness Study Helps Doctors Determine Which Drug Works Best for Children with a Common Form of Epilepsy - March 4, 2010 Washington, DC — First of its kind trial outlines important differences between commonly used seizure drugs
Gerard Gioia, PhD, testifies on concussions before Virginia legislature - February 25, 2010 Richmond, VA — Virginia Legislature considering concussion protections defined by Children's National specialist, Gerard Gioia, PhD.
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Children’s National Opens Remaining Floors of Patient Tower - February 22, 2010 Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center recently opened the two remaining floors of the Inpatient Tower. The 6th floor north unit opened on January 12 and the 7th floor opened on February 21. A total of 39 patients moved into the new units.
Children’s National Receives March of Dimes Grant - January 26, 2010 Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center received a grant aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs in Washington, DC, from the March of Dimes Maryland National Capital Area Chapter.
Children's National Assists in Haiti - January 20, 2010 A team from Children’s National Medical Center is in Haiti helping with the relief effort. The pediatric orthopaedic surgery team consists of two surgeons, John Lovejoy, III, MD, and Edward Fink, MD, physician assistant Kim O’Brien, and nurse Stephanie Gano.
First Lady Michelle Obama Reads holiday classic at Children's National - December 23, 2009 Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama read the holiday classic ‘Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, during her holiday visit to Children’s National Medical Center.
First Lady visits Children's National Medical Center - December 22, 2009 Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha, along with dog Bo, visited patients and staff at Children's National Medical Center on Tuesday, December 22.
William Davis Gaillard, MD, Named to the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) - December 16, 2009 William Davis Gaillard, MD, chief of the division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at Children's National Medical Center, elected to the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES).
Children's National Named to the 2009 Leapfrog Group Best Hospitals List - December 3, 2009 Children's National named as one of only eight children's hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group's 2009 Top Hospitals List.
Children's National Medical Center Critical Care Units Earn Beacon Award for Excellence - December 1, 2009 The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's National Medical Center received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Nurses (AACN).
Study: Lap band surgery effective for morbidly obese children - November 1, 2009 A surgeon at Children’s National Medical Center and his colleagues have found laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap band) to improve the health of morbidly obese adolescents.
George Zalzal, MD, receives Distinguished Service Award from American Academy of Otolaryngology - October 28, 2009
Children’s National Presenters at the AAP Conference - October 16, 2009 More than 30 pediatric specialists from Children’s National will be presenting at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, being held in . Washington, DC . View the entire list
Study: Not every child needs a CT scan after head injury - October 7, 2009 Data-driven criteria for physicians can reduce unnecessary CT scans for mild head injuries in children
Pediatrics: Doctors must find better ways to talk to parents about childhood obesity - October 5, 2009 Study finds parents don’t understand importance of growth charts/BMI, Children’s National pediatrician stresses the need for clear communication about seriousness of overweight children
Pediatrics: Kids need specialized care in hospital emergency departments - September 21, 2009 With onset of novel H1N1 flu, pediatric preparedness is essential
New Surgery Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Aims to Improve Surgery and Eliminate Pain - September 16, 2009 $150 million gift creates the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, with a goal of making surgery less painful, more precise, and less invasive.
Children's National and Partners Awarded Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from National Institutes of Health - August 24, 2009 The nation's children's hospital partners with The George Washington University and National Children’s Museum to create "Being Me" program that brings science to local schools
Children's National to lead national Mild Traumatic Brain Injury effort - August 20, 2009 Children’s National Medical Center was named the national lead center on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) by the Sarah Jane Brain Project. Gerard Gioia, PhD, pediatric concussion expert and division chief of Neuropsychology.