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Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Health System, Examines Regeneration and Repair of Glial Cells in Central Nervous System

While neurons often gain attention in brain research, the more unpublicized glial cells–meaning “glue” in Greek–play an integral role in the restoration of an injured central nervous system and can open the door to innovation and change, says Vittorio Gallo, PhD, director of Children’s National Health System’s Center for Neuroscience Research, and director, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center in Neuron Magazine.

Children's National and Hospital Partners Receive Health Care Innovation Award Grant

Children’s National Health System has been named a recipient of a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) award to improve health care delivery for children with complex medical needs.  The grant, aimed at advancing care coordination models, was awarded to the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and 10 pediatric hospital partners. Children’s National will also serve as CHA’s primary administrative partner for the grant.


New Walgreens Pharmacy Opens at Children’s National Health System

Today marked the official opening of a new Walgreens pharmacy at Children’s National Health System. The new Walgreens will provide convenient access to pharmacy and other health and wellness services for patients and their families, helping to expedite the discharge process.

Mendel Tuchman, MD, Chief Research Officer at Children’s National, awarded NIH grant in Genetic Disease Outcomes Study

Mendel Tuchman, MD, Chief Research Officer, Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Health System, leads a team that was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to determine whether an amino acid-like-chemical can be used to improve the clinical outcome of genetic diseases characterized by elevated levels of ammonia in the blood, such as hyperammonemia.