Mission and Vision

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Children’s Research Institute will conduct novel basic, translational, clinical, and community research and education programs within Children’s National Health System that improve the well-being of children throughout their lives.


Children's National Health System aspires to be a top five academic pediatric medical center that is recognized as leading the quest to prevent or cure many of childhood's most serious and prevalent disorders. We will achieve this vision through a unique collaboration between clinical and research programs, innovative educational programs, enhanced academic partnerships, improved infrastructure, and a stable base of financial support. Through this approach, our role as a national and international leader in childhood diseases will be significantly strengthened.