Clinical Research Programs

Our Clinical Research Programs include highly experienced multidisciplinary teams that evaluate a wide range of diseases in a variety of fields and are involved in leading national clinical trials.

Blood Marrow Transplantation

The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation focuses on clinical research in a variety of areas in the fields of leukemia, sickle cell disease, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Children's Oncology Program (COG)

The clinical oncology program at Children’s National has 20 faculty members who are engaged in clinical research.  The program participates in several research consortia including the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma Consortium (TACL), the Cooperative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN), and the North American Consortium for Histiocytosis.


The Division of Rheumatology is a member of the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG) and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatism Research Alliance (CARRA), which are the premier research organizations in pediatric rheumatology. Through these groups, the division is actively involved in National Institutes of Health and industry sponsored clinical studies of juvenile arthritis, lupus, dermatomyositis, and vasculitis.

Transfusion Medicine

Led by Dr. Naomi Luban, the Transfusion Medicine team's overall goals are to investigate decreasing adverse consequences of transfusion through epidemiological, clinical, and device/laboratory methods development and evaluation.