Centralized Support of Clinical and Translational Research

Over the past decade, Children's National has experienced an impressive growth in research which is largely attributable to centralized Core support and multi-center consortia in which novel, rigorous research can be conducted. Such grants provide approximately 20 percent of all Children's Research Institute funding (as compared to less than five percent at most institutions); support the career development of many junior faculty; and facilitate the work of a diverse spectrum of investigators. In addition, the Center for Translational Science has invested in developing key support in areas such as biostatistics, multi-center clinical trials, grants assistance, and more recently, informatics. The Center research activities are enhanced by the close partnership with the highly prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), that is funded by an National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award.

Key components of our collaborative center infrastructure include: