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News Release Archive - 2010

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First Lady Visits Children's National Medical Center - December 13, 2010
In annual tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Pediatric ICU

Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., President and CEO, Announces Retirement - December 9, 2010
Children's National Medical Center President and CEO Edwin (Ned) K. Zechman, Jr., MHA, FACHE, announced today his plans to retire in the spring of 2011

Children’s National Researcher Partners in Genetic Discovery - December 6, 2010
Finding has practical applications in screening for complex conditions

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Visit Abu Dhabi to Share Vision for Making Pediatric Surgical Care More Precise, Less Invasive, and Pain Free - December 5, 2010
Team to Present at World Health Care Congress Middle East and Local Abu Dhabi Hospitals

Children’s National Named a 2010 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 1, 2010
Survey recognizes commitment to quality and patient safety

Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 30, 2010
David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Children’s National Hosts Surgeon General and March of Dimes to Raise Awareness About Prematurity - November 19, 2010
To mark Prematurity Awareness Day, Children’s National Medical Center hosted a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, and chief of Neonatology Billie Short.

Pam King Sams, CFRE, of Children’s National Medical Center, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional - November 19, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pam King Sams, CFRE, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the 9th annual National Capital Philanthropy Day.

Children's National's David Wessel Awarded Top Prize By American Heart Association - November 16, 2010
Award honors innovative research in cardiovascular disease in young people

Local concussion expert receives national recognition for making the playing field safer for kids - November 16, 2010
Gerard Gioia, PhD, of Children’s National Medical Center, receives Children’s Miracle Achievement Award

Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing - November 15, 2010
Children’s National executive vice president joins nation’s top nurse leaders

National medical engineering expert joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 10, 2010
Kevin Cleary, PhD will lead efforts to improve imaging and robotics in pediatric surgery

Community rallies around kids with cancer and learns what it feels like to lose their hair - November 10, 2010
Group head shave raises money, awareness for pediatric cancer program at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Researcher Receives $3 million to study Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - November 8, 2010
Awards from NIH and American Cancer Society will help teens with AIDS and cancer

Children’s National Medical Center Receives $20,000 Grant From The CJ Foundation For SIDS - November 8, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a leading SIDS research organization.

Families to benefit from inviting and therapeutic environment - November 5, 2010
Edlavitch Cardiology Outpatient Clinic opens at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center commemorates 140 years of service - November 3, 2010
Former patients, staff, Emeritus Board members, and long time supporters joined current hospital leaders to commemorate 140 years of service

Robotic surgery expert joins Children's National Medical Center - October 27, 2010
Craig Peters will lead efforts to improve surgical precision through robotic technologies

Children’s National participates in clinical trial for therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest - October 22, 2010
Children’s National is participating in the first large-scale, multi-center study to investigate the effectiveness of temperature regulation in infants and children following cardiac arrest.

Sheikh Zayed Institute faculty member calls for implementation of regulations to ensure safe, effective synthetic biology - October 13, 2010
Louis M. Marmon, MD, PhD, a pediatric surgeon at Children's National Medical Center is coauthor of a paper in the October 2010 issue of Nature Biotechnology.

Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, named chief of new division of Allergy and Immunology - October 7, 2010
Hemant Sharma, MD, MHS, to serve as associate chief with focus on food allergy

Local Radio Station Listeners Donate Record Amount to Help Area Children - October 4, 2010
MIX for Kids Radiothon raises more than $427,000 to benefit Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 1, 2010
Topics range from bullying to building health equity in urban communities

Children's National part of NIH initiative to speed drug R&D for children - October 1, 2010
Pediatric Trials Network, funded by NICHD, will encourage development of pediatric drugs

Minimally invasive surgery leader joins Children's National Medical Center - September 30, 2010
Timothy Kane, MD, will lead training in advanced surgical techniques and development of new instruments

Children's National receives Affordable Care Act dollars to build pediatric primary care workforce - September 30, 2010
The nation’s children’s hospital receives Health and Human Services grant of $3.8 million to expand nationally known pediatric primary care residency program

Children’s National opens pediatric emergency department at United Medical Center - September 28, 2010
State-of-the-art facility provides easy access to care for families

Children's National expert testifies before Congress to advance legislation on concussions - September 24, 2010
Gerard Gioia, PhD, presents guidelines for young athletes

Nature study: Discovery of key pathway interaction may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults - September 15, 2010
Researchers at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center discovery may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults

Children's National Board of Visitors Kicks Off Its 7th Annual Care for Kids Card Program - September 7, 2010
Shopping program offers discounts at nearly 500 area retailers and restaurants and supports the BOV's Annual Grants Program at Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Researchers Unlock a Key Cause of Fragile X Syndrome - August 31, 2010
Findings May Have Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children's National Receives the Inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award from Surgery Compass for Landmark Efficiency Program - August 26, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center’s Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care accepted the inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award for its accomplishments in surgical services on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Surgery Compass National Cohort Summit.

Children's National Medical Center mourns the loss of longtime cardiologist John Cockerham, MD - August 23, 2010
John Cockerham, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and active leader of the medical staff at Children's National Medical Center, passed away last week from cancer. He served in many capacities at Children's National for 22 years.

Children's National Bullying Expert Participates in Federal Summit on Prevention - August 11, 2010
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, was featured on a practitioner panel at the Federal Partners to Prevent Bullying Summit on August 11, 2010.

Children's National Appoints Innovation and Business Development Director to Advance Research Institutes - August 10, 2010
Children's National announces appointment of Lawrence C. Mahan, PhD, as director, innovation and business development, for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Dad Helps Improve the Outlook for Children with Heart Disease - August 3, 2010
The MacCutcheon Family Foundation gives $1 million to cardiac surgery program at Children's National Medical Center

The Van Metre Companies provide big help to little hearts - July 30, 2010
State-of-the-art Van Metre Companies Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Room unveiled at Children's National Medical Center

Doctors from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Travel to Abu Dhabi to Report on Progress in Surgery Research - July 28, 2010
Meetings Explore Further Partnerships to Advance Pediatric Health Care in United Arab Emirates through Clinical Care and Education

Children's National Medical Center receives first NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award given to a children's hospital - July 14, 2010
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National receives a $20 million award to foster innovations in solving health problems of children and families

Children's National Bullying Expert Testifies on Student Cyber Safety - June 28, 2010
Dr. Jorge C. Srabstein testified before the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.

Leading Radiologist and Imaging Specialist Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 22, 2010
Nabile Safdar to work with interdisciplinary team to transform visualization in pediatric surgery

Children's National marks Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 18, 2010
Sickle Cell disease awareness was the focus of an international gathering at Children's National.

Study: Propofol Poses Low Risk in Pediatric Imaging Research Studies But Risk Increases with Anesthesia Duration - June 8, 2010
Study by former NIH department chief provides ethics guidance for future children's research

Former NIH Chief Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 4, 2010
Pain expert Zena Quezado to seek solutions for measuring and ultimately eliminating pain

Study: New prediction rules will help emergency department doctors decide when CT scans are necessary for children with head injuries - May 30, 2010
Criteria driven by large-scale study shown to reduce unnecessary CT scans for children

Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity - May 25, 2010
Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity

Academic impacts of concussions for students at issue in House of Representatives - May 20, 2010
International expert from Children's National testifies on effects of these head injuries on developing brains

Children’s National Dedicates Mobile Health Van - May 13, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center dedicated a new, state-of-the-art mobile health van on Friday, May 7. Children’s National primary care teams will use the van to serve children across Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Study: Carbon Monoxide Exposure Can Be Reduced During Routine Anesthesia in Kids - April 29, 2010
Anesthesiologist identifies two changes to standard of care to protect developing brains

Children's Experts to present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting - April 29, 2010
Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy

Children's National Names New Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - April 21, 2010

Airway Obstructions Have High Death Rate for Young Children - April 19, 2010
Researchers at Children's National Medical Center say prevention is key

Renowned Researcher Joins Children's National Medical Center to Help Conquer Rare Diseases - April 14, 2010
Marshall Summar, MD, named Margaret O'Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine

Children's National Medical Center Names New Board Members - March 26, 2010
Washington, DC — Children's National Medical Center has several new officers and members of its governing boards.

$2.5 Million Gift Aims to Help Children Survive and Thrive - March 24, 2010
Dr. David Wessel Named IKARIA® Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center Achieves Magnet Designation - March 23, 2010
Children's National achieves the highest level of nursing excellence, an honor given to only 6 percent of hospitals across the country.

Low levels of vitamin D linked to higher rates of asthma in African American Kids - March 17, 2010
Researchers uncover connection between low levels of vitamin D and high rates of asthma in Washington, DC

Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - March 12, 2010
Recruits include several nationally recognized researchers and clinicians

Children’s National research into lead in DC water receives ‘Best Science Paper of 2009’ award - March 9, 2010
National environmental science journal names paper by Best and co-authors as ‘Editor’s Choice’

Study: Scientists Gain Understanding of Key Mechanisms of White Matter Regeneration - March 5, 2010
Washington, DCNature Neuroscience findings indicate a key early step in the regeneration of white matter involving functional communication between cells.

Comparative Effectiveness Study Helps Doctors Determine Which Drug Works Best for Children with a Common Form of Epilepsy - March 4, 2010
Washington, DC — First of its kind trial outlines important differences between commonly used seizure drugs

Gerard Gioia, PhD, testifies on concussions before Virginia legislature - February 25, 2010
Richmond, VA — Virginia Legislature considering concussion protections defined by Children's National specialist, Gerard Gioia, PhD.

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Children’s National Opens Remaining Floors of Patient Tower - February 22, 2010
Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center recently opened the two remaining floors of the Inpatient Tower. The 6th floor north unit opened on January 12 and the 7th floor opened on February 21. A total of 39 patients moved into the new units.

Children’s National Receives March of Dimes Grant - January 26, 2010
Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center received a grant aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs in Washington, DC, from the March of Dimes Maryland National Capital Area Chapter.

Children's National Assists in Haiti - January 20, 2010
A team from Children’s National Medical Center is in Haiti helping with the relief effort. The pediatric orthopaedic surgery team consists of two surgeons, John Lovejoy, III, MD, and Edward Fink, MD, physician assistant Kim O’Brien, and nurse Stephanie Gano.

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