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Children’s National Hosts Sickle Cell Symposium at Sheikh Zayed Campus on Nov. 8

Children’s National Health System serves one of the largest sickle cell disease  populations in the country, treating more than 1,400 children and young adults, from birth to age 21. Children’s National will hold a Sickle Cell Disease Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 am -noon for medical providers and 9:30 am – 4 pm for families and patients living with sickle cell at the main hospital, known as the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010.

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Children's National Expands Primary Care with Embedded Mental Health Services

Moving some mental health services into a primary care setting can remove barriers to mental healthcare and provide easy, quick access to services to the many that need them. This integrated model is one government agencies and mental health organizations advocate as a means to increase the availability of treatment and improve the nation’s mental healthcare system.

Children's National Health System Studies Impact of Parent Navigators for Discharged NICU Patients

Karen Frantantoni, MD, MPH, leads the Children’s National Health System research team that has received a $2 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how parent navigators can help families and children with fragile medical conditions successfully manage the transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the home.

Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium Foresees Innovation from Major NIH Funding

Children’s National Health System’s  Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium was awarded $6.25 million over the next five years in the latest round of funding  from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to perform clinical research and develop new treatments for patients with urea cycle disorders (UCD), rare but devastating genetic conditions.