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Unmanaged Asthma Takes Its Toll on Low-Income DC Children and Families - April 16, 2014
Healthcare providers, schools, government officials, and policymakers must undertake a powerful, coordinated response to overcome challenges faced by growing numbers of low-income children in Washington, DC suffering with unmanaged asthma. Eighteen percent of children in DC are reported to have asthma, with a national rate of 9.5 percent. Asthma is three times as common in African-Americans than whites. Additionally, visits to Emergency Departments (ED) for uncontrolled asthma occur ten times more frequently in DC’s low-income neighborhoods than the more affluent.
New Method of Screening Children for Autism Spectrum Disorders Works at 9 Months Old, Year Sooner than Average Screening Age - April 14, 2014
Researchers, including a team from Children’s National Health System, have identified head circumference and head tilting reflex as two reliable biomarkers in the identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children that are between 9 and 12 months of age.
Children’s National Intervention Found Effective in Treating Growing Population of Children with Autism - April 9, 2014
Nearly half, or 46 percent, of children identified with autism spectrum disorders had above average or average intellectual disability compared to just 33 percent a decade ago, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children’s National Researchers Receive Nearly $2 Million NIH Grant for Pediatric Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment Innovations - April 8, 2014
A $1.92 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was awarded to a research team that focuses on new approaches for treatment of relapsed pediatric acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), led by Yang Liu, PhD, Bosworth Chair and Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR) at Children’s Research Institute of Children’s National Health System, and Reuven Schore, MD, member of CCIR and attending physician in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Program of the Division of Oncology of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Children’s National in Partnership to Distribute Hearing Aids for Kids - April 3, 2014
Children’s National Health System is included in a network of hospitals distributing hearing aids through a partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) for patients with brain tumors and other forms of childhood cancer.
Children’s National SCORE Program Director Strengthens Advocacy for Youth Sports Safety, Concussion Awareness - April 2, 2014
As an advocate for improved concussion education and training nationwide, Gerard Gioia, PhD, Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National, testified before Congress this month and has other speaking engagements in his effort to improve awareness of, and action on, concussions.
Children’s Leader Named Key Advisor to National Brain Tumor Society Initiative - March 19, 2014
Roger Packer, MD, Senior VP at Children’s National, named key advisor to National Brain Tumor Society initiative that seeks to carry out research and drug development to overcome barriers to better treatments for children with pediatric brain cancer.
Researchers Stress the Need to Strengthen Pediatric Clinical Trials Infrastructure - March 13, 2014
Strengthening the infrastructure required to conduct pediatric research is essential for obtaining information needed for the medical care and treatment of children, wrote Children’s National Health System’s Director of the Office of Innovation Development, Edward M. Connor, MD, MBE, the lead author of the article “Meeting the Demand for Pediatric Clinical Trials,” published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Children’s National Receives Award for Health Website - March 12, 2014
Children's National Health System receives Healthy Communities Achievement Award from the Healthy Communities Institute for its work on the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative and the creation of the DC Health Matters website.
Study Led by Children’s National Author Finds Increased Gender Variance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD - March 12, 2014
John F. Strang, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System, and colleagues, found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to exhibit gender variance, the wish to be the other gender, than children with no neurodevelopmental disorder, or a medical neurodevelopmental disorder such as epilepsy or neurofibromatosis.
Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, of Children’s National’s Emergency Department tells NPR about Innovative Guidelines to Manage Concussions in Children - March 11, 2014
Shireen Atabaki MD, MPH, an Emergency Medicine physician at Children’s National Health System and an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency at the George Washington University– along with colleagues – have initiated go-to guidelines to revolutionize early recognition and management of concussion in children in the emergency department (ED).
Dr. Catherine Bollard Named Associate Editor of Blood, Journal of the American Society of Hematology - March 4, 2014
Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, a senior scientist in Children’s National Health System’s Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute, has been named Associate Editor of Blood, which is the journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Robert Avery, DO, MSCE, Studies Innovations to Improve Vision in Children with Tumors - February 28, 2014
Robert Avery, DO, MSCE, of Children’s National Health System and colleagues are establishing innovative approaches with technology and medication to improve the vision of young children who have visual pathway glioma, a type of brain tumor.
Children’s National team alerts FDA to improper antibiotics sales - February 28, 2014
Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, chief of dermatology at Children’s National Health System, and two medical students working with him identified improper sales of antibiotics without prescriptions in neighborhood grocery stores in the Washington, DC, area. Their work prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn consumers about the drugs.
Amy and Bret Baier Receive Inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy - February 21, 2014
Children’s National Health System today awarded Amy and Bret Baier the inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy.
Swaddling: Unexpected Deaths Are Uncommon but Safe Sleep Precautions Still Vital - February 7, 2014
A study from Children’s National Health System is breaking ground in trying to understand the safety of wearable blankets and swaddle wraps, an area where there is currently minimal data.
Study Identifies Protein to Repair Damaged Brain Tissue in MS - February 6, 2014
Researchers have found a "potentially novel therapeutic target" to reduce the rate of deterioration and to promote growth of brain cells damaged by multiple sclerosis.
Children’s National’s Husband Wife Neuro Team Uses Novel MRI Technology to Identify Early Fetal Brain Development - February 4, 2014
A husband and wife team at Children’s National Health System focuses on identifying the earliest signs of impaired fetal brain development in high-risk pregnancies in order to develop the safest management plans for pregnancy and the earliest hours and days after birth.
Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices - January 13, 2014
The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, has announced plans to award $250,000 to individuals and companies seeking to commercialize medical devices for use in children.
Psychologist Leads Study on Advance Care Planning Conversations With Teens - January 9, 2014
A new study led by Maureen Lyon, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Health Psychologist at Children’s National Health System, shows that the Family-Centered Advance Care Planning for Teens with Cancer (FACE-TC) intervention is "extremely effective" in navigating sensitive conversations about future medical treatment and end-of-life care.
Children’s National Health System Dedicates Gilbert Family Professorships in Neurofibromatosis - January 8, 2014
Children’s National Health System today installed Roger J. Packer, MD, and Yuan Zhu, PhD, as the inaugural Gilbert Family Professors in Neurofibromatosis.
Children’s National Psychologists Receive $485,000 Award for Innovative Research in Sickle Cell Disease - January 7, 2014
Steven J. Hardy, PhD, and Kristina K. Hardy, PhD, received Doris Duke Innovations award of more than $400,000 for their unfolding research into whether computerized cognitive training programs used on a mobile app can help children with sickle cell disease overcome memory and attention deficits.
Children’s National Neuroscience Targets Brain Injury Complications - January 6, 2014
A team led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Health System and professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine Receives $2.2M Award for Asthma Studies - January 6, 2014
Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - December 30, 2013
Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.
Children’s National Health System Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama - December 16, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff today at Children’s National Health System.
Children's National Medical Center Receives 'A' Bond Rating - December 11, 2013
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the rating on Children's National Medical Center’s outstanding debt to 'A' from 'A-'.
Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - December 9, 2013
Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.
Children’s National Division Chief Co-Authors Article on Pediatric Emergency Care - December 4, 2013
Children’s National’s Division Chief of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, James Chamberlain, MD, is the lead author of an article published in the journal Health Affairs titled, “Emergency Care for Children in the United States.” The article advocates for federal research dollars and changes at the national level to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care and promote best practices.
Children’s National Researcher Authors Study on Pediatric Brain Stem Tumors - December 3, 2013
Children’s National researcher, Javad Nazarian, PhD, authored a new study entitled, “Comparative Multidimensional Molecular Analyses of Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Reveals Distinct Molecular Subtypes.”
Children’s National Researcher Receives Grant for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research - November 27, 2013
Javad Nazarian, PhD, a researcher with Children's Research Institute (CRI) at Children’s National, is the recipient of a $99,979 grant from the DIPG Collaborative for his proposal entitled, “Comparative Proteomic and RNA Sequencing of DIPGs.” The DIPG Collaborative is a leading association of foundations funding pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) research.
Children’s National Applauds IOM Report on Sports Concussions in Youth: It’s Time for a Culture Change - October 31, 2013
Children’s National Health System praised the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, which urges a number of steps to fill existing knowledge gaps and to change the culture of youth sports regarding concussions.
Kathleen Gorman Named by Becker’s Hospital Review to “Women Leaders to Know” - October 29, 2013
Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services for Children’s National Health System, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.”
Dr. Joseph Wright Receives AAP-Section on Emergency Medicine Distinguished Service Award - October 28, 2013
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National Health System, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.
Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, named President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 25, 2013
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently welcomed Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, as the organization’s newest president during AACAP’s 60th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Laura Tosi, MD, Installed as 2013-14 President of Medical Society of DC - October 24, 2013
Laura L. Tosi, MD, of Children’s National Health System, was installed as the 2013-2014 President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, at the Society’s October 23 annual meeting.
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 23, 2013
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Health System will present at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 26 – 29 in Orlando. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant topics for child health practitioners.
Children’s National Researcher Co-authors Study on Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care - October 23, 2013
Children’s National pediatrician and researcher, Lisa Tuchman, MD, MPH, co-authored a new study on cystic fibrosis (CF) care that found patients had a less rapid decline in pulmonary function and no other significant health-related changes after transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
Children’s National Nurse Named Magnet Nurse of the Year® in Empirical Outcomes - October 22, 2013
For her work at Children’s National Health System, Elizabeth Mikula, MSN, RN, CPN, has received the 2013 Magnet Nurse of the Year Award® in Empirical Outcomes.
The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards® are presented annually by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Children’s National CEO: Despite Challenges, Children’s Hospitals Should Strive for “What’s Possible” - October 10, 2013
Despite the challenges that hospitals and health systems face, children’s hospitals must continue to think big about what’s possible for kids, said Dr. Kurt D. Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Health System of Washington, D.C. Newman addressed more than 1,000 hospital leaders, corporate and media partners, philanthropists, and fundraisers at the annual “Celebration” conference at the Walt Disney World® Resort’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD, Immunology Expert, Joins Children’s National - October 9, 2013
Children’s National Health System announced the appointment of Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, as a senior scientist in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute, a member of the Division of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Immunology Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Children's National and Inova Health Systems Collaborate in Pediatric Specialty Care - September 30, 2013
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia begins operations today as a collaboration between Children's National and Inova. Designed to make pediatric specialty care more accessible to families in Virginia, the specialty practice offers pediatric services in: Oncology and Hematology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, and Orthopaedics. Additional services will be added in the coming year.
Children’s National Nurses Receive Two of 10 Washingtonian 2013 Nursing Excellence Awards - September 30, 2013
Nurses at Children’s National Health System have received two of the 10 Excellence in Nursing Awards for 2013 from Washingtonian magazine. The two Children’s National recipients are Christy Baxter, MSN, MHA, RN, CPN, BA, a Clinical Manager in Pain Medicine, and Lindsey Kennedy, BSN, RN, CPHON, a nurse in the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Mark L. Batshaw honored with the Marion Kingsbury Award for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Achievement from The Kingsbury Center - September 27, 2013
Children’s Physician-in-Chief Mark L. Batshaw, MD, was honored with the Marion Kingsbury Award for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Achievement from The Kingsbury Center during the Center’s 75th Anniversary Awards Gala. Dr. Batshaw was one of four award recipients, each of whom has made significant contributions in the field of learning and developmental differences.
Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium - September 26, 2013
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System has received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to form the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation.
Children’s National and Cerner Collaborate in First Pediatric Health Information Technology Institute in the Country - September 25, 2013
Children’s National Health System and information technology leader Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced the formation of The Bear Institute, a joint effort that will be the first exclusively pediatric health informatics institute in the nation.
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Co-Authors Letter in Lancet Urging Congenital Heart Defect Screening in Europe - September 23, 2013
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children’s National Medical Center, is the senior author of a letter published in The Lancet urging implementation of routine critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) screening for newborns across Europe.
Children’s National’s Immunization Improvement Program Receives PhRMA 2013 Research & Hope Award - September 19, 2013
Children’s National Receives Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Study New Behavioral Treatment for Low-Income Children with ADHD and Autism - September 18, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has been approved to receive a research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study a new treatment for low-income children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
New Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise in Early Study Led by Children’s National - September 17, 2013
A preclinical study led by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center has found that a new oral drug shows early promise for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Children’s National Awarded NIH Grant to Study Potentially Safer Anesthesia Method - September 13, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Yuan Zhu Joins Children’s National as Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute Scientific Director - September 11, 2013
Yuan Zhu, PhD, has joined the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center as Scientific Director and The Gilbert Family Professor of Neurofibromatosis Research for the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis (NF) Institute.
Children’s National Receives NIH Grant to Further Research Prenatal Brain Injury - September 6, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify reliable early signs of prenatal brain injury caused by congenital heart disease.
Children's National to Issue Consensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development - August 29, 2013
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center is facilitating an international consensus paper as an outcome of its International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Children’s National Study Finds That Apoptosis Triggers Replication of Common Viruses - August 27, 2013
Researchers from Children’s National Medical Center have found that an alternate, “escape” replication process triggered by apoptosis—the process of cell death or “cell suicide”—appears to be common in human herpesviruses (HHV).
Linda Talley Named Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s National Medical Center - August 2, 2013
Linda B. Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Children’s National Medical Center. In her new role, she will oversee Nursing at Children’s National and hold responsibility for advancing nursing practice, research, and for supporting the Children's National commitment to exceptional patient care.
Children’s National Announces Collaborative Service in Pediatric Radiation Oncology - August 2, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center announced plans to create a collaborative new service with Sibley Memorial Hospital for pediatric radiation oncology. A Certificate of Need application will be filed in September, and if approved, the program could start as early as 2014.
Children’s National Medical Center First Medical Institution Awarded Washington, DC, Mayor’s Sustainability Award - July 26, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center became the first medical institution in Washington, DC, to be presented the Mayor’s Sustainability Award for demonstrating outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainable practices.
Children’s National Appoints Naomi Luban, MD, as Institutional Review Board Chair - July 23, 2013
Naomi L. C. Luban, MD, has been named Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Medical Director of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects at Children’s National Medical Center.
#GamifyAsthma Design Challenge - July 16, 2013
As part of its summer program, Health for America is pleased to announce the #GamifyAsthma Design Challenge in partnership with Children’s National Medical Center. The goal of this hackathon-style challenge is to create a game that appeals to children ages 5-12, and encourages those with asthma to use their inhalers.
New Videos in Five Languages Teach Parents about Newborn Screening for Heart Defects - July 15, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center, through support from Baby’s First Test, has created videos in five languages to help new and expectant parents learn the importance of screening newborns for potentially critical heart disease.
Charles Berul, MD, Named Co-Director of Children’s National Heart Institute - July 2, 2013
Charles I. Berul, MD, has been named Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center.
NIH Science Education Leader Visits Children’s National - June 28, 2013
Celebration Caps Science Education Programs for DC and Prince George’s Students, Teachers
A Web Portal Measures Health Needs in Washington, DC - June 26, 2013
Today marks the release of two important community health resources for Washington, DC: a citywide community health needs assessment and an interactive community health web portal, DC Health Matters.
International Study on Fragile Newborns Challenges Current Practices - June 20, 2013
One of the largest clinical trials done in infants with congenital (present at birth) heart diseases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the increasingly common practice of using the drug clopidogrel (Plavix®) to reduce shunt-related blood flow issues is not effective in the dose studied.
Children’s National Researchers Contribute to Major Study Evaluating Implantable Defibrillators in Children - June 18, 2013
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) treatment for children and young adults is limited by the short lifespan of the leads—wires that connect the device to specific places in the heart—according to a major international study.
Children’s National Staff Contribute to National Recommendations on Screening All Newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease - June 17, 2013
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children’s National Medical Center, is the lead author of new national recommendations for implementing routine screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborns.
Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation - June 14, 2013
Children’s National has presented its inaugural Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation to Heung Bae Kim, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Delaying High School Start Times: Children’s National Developing a "Blueprint for Change” for Fairfax County Public Schools - June 14, 2013
In order to help students get the sleep they need to perform at their best and optimize their health, Children’s National Medical Center’s Division of Sleep Medicine has been contracted by the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia to develop a plan to delay high schools’ start time to 8 am or later.
U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals - June 11, 2013
Children's National is proud to once again be ranked as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in its 2013-2014 America’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Children’s National is nationally ranked as a best pediatric hospital in all 10 specialties for the third year in a row!
Robert Keating, MD, Edits New Edition of Leading Textbook on Pediatric Brain Tumors - June 7, 2013
Washington, DC—Robert F. Keating, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery at Children’s National Medical Center, is the principal editor of the second edition of the leading textbook, Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System. The book is published by Thieme Medical Publishers.
New Sleep Medicine Space at Children’s National Features Greater Flexibility and Technology - May 31, 2013
Today, Children’s National Medical Center opened a new space for the Division of Sleep Medicine that features new rooms, equipment, technology, and clinical capabilities.
International Study Shows Improved Survival Rates through Longer Treatment for Children with Langerhans Cell Hystiocytosis - May 29, 2013
A new international study finds that prolonged, intense initial treatment in children with multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis (MS-LCH) can achieve survival rates as high as 84 percent—a full 15 percent improvement over the previous clinical trial in this series.
Pediatric Cardiologist Charles Berul Contributes to Important Study of Sports Safety and Implantable Defibrillators - May 24, 2013
Charles I. Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Children’s National Medical Center, has contributed to an important new study about the safety of vigorous or competitive sports for athletes with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The study was published in the May 21 edition of the American Heart Association’s flagship journal, Circulation.
Depression Common among Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - May 24, 2013
A new study led by Jay Salpekar, MD, Director, Neurobehavior Program at Children’s National Medical Center, determined that children and adolescents with seizures involving the temporal lobe are likely to have clinically significant behavioral problems and psychiatric illness, especially depression.
American Psychiatric Association Honors Paramjit Joshi, MD, with Special Commendation - May 22, 2013
The American Psychiatric Association has presented Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, with a Special Presidential Commendation. Dr. Joshi is the Chair of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Psychiatry and Psychology programs at Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development - May 21, 2013
Medical device development is the focus of an up-coming symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.
More than Half of Top Physician Societies Factor Costs into Clinical Guidance - May 17, 2013
Slightly more than half of major physician societies explicitly consider cost when developing their clinical guidance, according to a study published May 6 online in JAMA Internal Medicine. A few intentionally exclude cost from consideration, but many do not address cost at all.
Children’s National Medical Center Earns National Respiratory Care Distinction - May 9, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
Children’s National Appoints Mark Batshaw, MD, to New Physician-in-Chief Post - May 7, 2013
Mark L. Batshaw, MD, has been appointed to the new position of Physician-in-Chief at Children’s National Medical Center. The goal of this position is to optimize synergies at Children's National across patient care, research, and education.
Children and Teens in Emergency Departments Who Are at Risk for Suicide: Nearly 20% Have Access to Guns - May 6, 2013
Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide by emergency department care teams report that there are guns in their homes. This is according to a study presented today by Stephen Teach, MD, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Family-Centered Rounds Improve Education and Quality of Care for Pediatric Residents - May 3, 2013
While many academic hospitals have adopted family-centered rounds, little is known about how this practice helps residents and their education. A team from Children’s National Medical Center along with Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, sought to conduct focus groups with pediatric residents who were exposed to family-centered rounds and determine its effectiveness.
Children’s National Staff Recognized by the Academic Pediatric Association for Excellence in Research and Teaching - May 2, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center physicians are receiving prestigious awards from the Academic Pediatric Association. Ellie Hamburger, MD, and Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, will receive the 2013 Teaching Program Award for their program, the Children’s Academic Pediatric Educators.
Japanese Delegation of Pediatric Researchers and Clinicians Visit Children's National - May 1, 2013
A delegation from the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan, is spending several days with Children's National Medical Center counterparts to advance ongoing dialogue around best practices in pediatric care and research.
Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference - April 30, 2013
More than 120 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from May 4 through May 7 in Washington, DC.
Pediatric Oncologist Gregory Reaman, MD, Honored with ASPHO Distinguished Career Award - April 29, 2013
Gregory H. Reaman, MD, Associate Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, and a Children’s National Medical Center Oncology faculty member, has received the 2013 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO).
NIH and Children’s National Partner in New Cardiac Intervention Suite - April 26, 2013
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is partnering with Children’s National Medical Center to establish a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pediatric cardiac imaging and intervention. This collaboration brings NHLBI’s extensive experience in cardiac imaging to Children’s renowned clinical program.
Children's National Celebrates Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - April 26, 2013
Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO, Children's National, joins daughters and sons of staff members for a joint celebration of Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Children’s National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations - April 19, 2013
There is a critical unmet need in the United States and around the world for the development of pediatric medical devices, with support coming only from a scarce number of available grants and some private investments and philanthropy.
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Discusses “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research” at Children’s National Medical Center - April 18, 2013
Speaking about “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, addressed faculty and staff at Children’s National Medical Center.
Study: First Comprehensive Review of Social Media as a Tool in Medicine - April 11, 2013
As technology and social media continually change the way people live their lives, healthcare professionals are trying to understand how this medium can help them treat and interact with patients and communities.
Children’s National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex - April 3, 2013
Pediatric pain medicine program uses revolutionary “distract, measure, treat” approach to tackle pain in children.
Collaborations Forged to Create Innovative Solutions to Children’s Health Issues - April 3, 2013
Virginia Tech, Children’s National Medical Center, and the George Washington University have partnered in a unique program to create research breakthroughs in children’s health.
Gerard Gioia, PhD, Contributes to Updated Sports Related Concussion Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology - March 20, 2013
Updated sports-related concussion guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) draw on work done by Gerard Gioia, PhD, Chief of Neuropsychology at Children’s National and internationally recognized in concussion research and clinical care. The updated guidelines confirm best practices in place at Children’s National.
First-of-its-Kind Study Shows Teens with Cancer Benefit From Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - March 18, 2013
For teenagers with cancer, advance care planning helps families understand the wishes of these young, sometimes very ill patients and may help them navigate difficult healthcare decisions, according to a new study published online first by JAMA Pediatrics.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Richard Jonas, MD, Honored with 2013 Gibbon Award and a Scientific Journal Tribute - March 15, 2013
Richard A. Jonas, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, has received the prestigious Gibbon Award from the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT).
Children’s National and Inova Forge Joint Venture to Provide Specialty Care to Northern Virginia Families - March 1, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center and Inova announced today the formation of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
Children’s National Cardiology Team Travels to South Africa for World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery - February 20, 2013
Several members of the Children’s National team traveled to South Africa to attend the 6th World Congress Pediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa, hosted by the South African Heart Association.
Children’s National Welcomes Drs. Hubbard and Tucker-Powell to Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A) - February 14, 2013
Effective this week, the pediatric practice run by Angela Hubbard, MD, and Danita Tucker-Powell, MD, has become part of Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A).
New Members Named to Children’s National Medical Center Boards - January 18, 2013
New officers and members have been named to the Children’s National Medical Center governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board.
Inauguration Day: Visiting Information - January 17, 2013
Monday, January 21, is Inauguration Day and Children’s National expects the main campus may be affected by the increased traffic and road closures, as a result of the events in the downtown Washington, DC, area.
Children’s National Calls for Improved Pediatric Mental Health Treatment - January 16, 2013
Kurt Newman, MD, a pediatric surgeon and President and Chief Executive of Children’s National Medical Center responds to White House actions and task force on gun violence recommendations.
Children’s National Names Two Chief Medical Officers - January 3, 2013
Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA, FAAP, and David Wessel, MD, have been named joint Chief Medical Officers of Children’s National Medical Center. The dual appointment addresses the complexities of the evolving healthcare landscape and positions Children’s National to lead in population health management.
Rheumatic Heart Disease Research from Children’s National Named Top 10 Advance in Heart Disease/Stroke Research for 2012 - December 21, 2012
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association named a study from pediatric cardiologists at Children’s National Medical Center as one of the top 10 advances in heart and stroke research for 2012.
Condolences from our CEO - December 19, 2012
Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise - December 18, 2012
Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
Children’s National Medical Center Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama - December 14, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff at Children’s National Medical Center today. The tradition of First Lady visits dates back more than 60 years. Accompanying the First Lady today, was the family dog, Bo. Mrs. Obama toured the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, where she met patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses, and other Children’s National staff.
Important Parking Changes on the Main Campus: Effective Saturday, December 15 (3am- 2pm) - December 14, 2012
Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.
Children’s National Named a 2012 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 4, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group’s 2012 Top Hospitals List.
Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National launches first child health focused crowdfunding website - November 28, 2012
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center launched the first child health focused crowdfunding website this week.
Phillip L. Pearl, MD, Edits Two New Books on Epilepsy - November 27, 2012
The convergence of research in neurogenetics, metabolism, and imaging has dramatically advanced the diagnoses, treatment, and management of epilepsy.
Andrea Gropman, MD, Named Division Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics - November 8, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has named Andrea Gropman, MD, as Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics, a division created to reflect advances in genetics research and its translational applications to patient care in neurological injury and disorders, including developmental delays.
Children’s National’s David Wessel Receives American Heart Association’s Meritorious Achievement Award - November 7, 2012
Dr. Wessel is honored for his pioneering career in the field of pediatric cardiac critical care.
New ICNP Catalogue advances nurses knowledge and practice of pain management in children - November 6, 2012
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Pediatric Pain Management, in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC, in the United States.
Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the 2012 Child Neurology Society Bernard Sachs Award - November 2, 2012
Roger J. Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, was honored today by the Child Neurology Society (CNS) with the Bernard Sachs Award, the society’s highest honor.
Children's Team Recognized for 'Braving the Storm', Keeping Patients Safe - November 1, 2012
Children's National's President and CEO Kurt Newman, MD, shares a special message of thanks to the employees who worked overnight to ensure the best care for our patients during Monday's hurricane.
Carol Keese, MBA, Joins Children's National as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - October 26, 2012
Carol Keese, MBA, has been named Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Children’s National Medical Center, effective October 29.
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 19, 2012
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 20 – 23 in New Orleans.
Children’s National Medical Center Programs Recognized for Community Service and Environmental Excellence by DC Hospital Association - October 19, 2012
Last night, Children’s National Environmental Sustainability program and IMPACT DC were honored at the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s 34th Annual Banquet. Both programs were recognized for a commitment to supporting and growing a healthy community in the Washington, DC area.
Kathy Ann Sheehy, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, Wins National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award - October 16, 2012
Children’s National applauds a leader in family-centered care.
Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s National Recognized with Silver Award from HHS - October 16, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is among only nine children’s hospitals recently recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its Kidney Transplantation program.
Children’s National Physician Honored for Work in Pediatric Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Research - October 8, 2012
Dr. Naomi Luban Receives Award and Speaks to the Past, Present, and Future of Pediatric Research in Transforming Scientific and Clinical Field.
Children’s National researchers discover a mechanism of tumor ganglioside inhibition of killer T-cells - October 1, 2012
A multi-disciplinary research team at Children’s National Medical Center has identified gangliosides as another piece in the puzzle around why the body’s natural immune system, led by CD8+ T-cells, or “killer white blood cells,” is unable to effectively combat tumors.
Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, Named Director of Center for Translational Sciences and Director, Principal Investigator for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute - September 6, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, as the Director of the Center for Translational Science within Children’s Research Institute and the principal investigator of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN).
Children’s National Launches Texting Program for Surgery Patients - September 5, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is implementing an SMS notification service for families whose children are undergoing surgical procedures.
Children’s National Unveils Kosher Pantry - August 31, 2012
New facility made possible in partnership with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington.
Study Finds Association between Lower Bone Density and Vitamin D Deficiency in African American Children with Forearm Fractures - August 28, 2012
Pediatrics study is first to show association of vitamin D deficiency with increased odds for forearm fracture.
Children’s National Names Joseph L. Wright as Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer - August 28, 2012
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, has been named the Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer of Children’s National Medical Center, effective September 1.
Children’s National Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center moves locations and will reopen August 28 - August 27, 2012
To better meet the needs of patients and families, the Children’s National Medical Center Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center (ROC) and Neurosurgery office this week transitioned to a new, state-of-the-art facility less than a mile from their current locale.
Children’s National Appoints New Chief of Surgery - August 13, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has named Timothy Kane, MD, as Chief of the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Kane has been at Children’s National since August of 2010. He is an internationally known pediatric surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive techniques.
Children’s CEO: Changing the future of health means thinking like a pediatrician - August 13, 2012
In a speech before key government leaders of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, Children’s CEO Kurt Newman, MD, discussed how the mindset of a pediatrician—thinking forward to prevent disease upstream before It starts—will be the key to a new kind of health care for the people of the world.
New Study Finds External Stimulation Impacts White Matter Development in the Postnatal Brain - August 13, 2012
A team at Children’s National Medical Center has found that external stimulation has an impact on the postnatal development of a specific region of the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study used sensory deprivation to look at the growth and collection of NG2-expressing oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (NG2 cells) in the sensory cortex of the brain. This type of research is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research focus on understanding the development and treatment of white matter diseases.
Children’s National Names Darryl Varnado as Chief People Officer - August 9, 2012
Darryl Varnado has been named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Children’s National Medical Center, effective August 27. This is a newly created position developed by Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO. Responsibilities of the Chief People Officer will include empowering a talented workforce to advance the organization and provide the highest quality care to patients and families.
Early Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy is Safe Alternative to Gastric Bypass for Adolescents with Morbid Obesity - August 3, 2012
A new study published in the journal Surgery suggests that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical alternative to the well-known gastric bypass procedure for weight-loss surgery, offers fewer complications and maintains the weight loss and other related benefits of bariatric surgery when used in adolescent patients.
Study: Most SIDS-Related Online Content Is Inaccurate - August 2, 2012
Children’s National Names Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services - August 2, 2012
Children’s National Names Elizabeth Flury as Chief Strategy Officer - July 31, 2012
Children’s Joins in Recommending Ways to Monitor Graft-Versus-Host Disease - July 12, 2012
Virginia Launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Initiative for Newborns - June 29, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test Join Forces to Advance Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns - June 28, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test released two videos on screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry (pulse ox) in newborns. The videos, produced for parents and clinicians respectively, were designed to forward knowledge about the test.
Echocardiogram Screenings are Effective in Preventing Rheumatic Heart Disease - June 12, 2012
Washington, DC—Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease, according to a new study in Circulation.
Award for Innovative Abstract in Pediatric Surgery Presented at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting - June 7, 2012
Children’s National Receives Accreditation for Imaging Services - June 6, 2012
Majority of Families in Urban Areas Have Access to Internet - June 5, 2012
U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - June 5, 2012
Children’s National Receives ACGME’s Highest Institutional Evaluation - May 16, 2012
Children’s National recently hosted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a successful institutional review, and received the maximum evaluation possible for the institutional accreditation.
Children’s National welcomes new faculty of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation - May 7, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has appointed several faculty to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Children’s National Medical Center among Featured Exhibitors at USA Science & Engineering Festival - May 4, 2012
Over the course of three days, Children’s National engaged more than 9,000 visitors in learning about the human body through art-focused activities and hands-on learning about topics including asthma, obesity, bullying, bone health, and surgery.
Roger J. Packer, MD, Co-Authors New Neuro-Oncology Textbook - May 3, 2012
Streamlined format makes best practices accessible
Children’s National Recognizes World Asthma Day - May 1, 2012
Programs highlight asthma awareness and care in the metropolitan region
Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference - April 30, 2012
Topics includes innovative education methods, managing viral infections, improving quality care in Emergency Departments
Children’s National Medical Center Honored for Nursing Excellence - April 20, 2012
All three critical care units receive Beacon Award
Children’s National Researchers Identify a New Trigger for Alternate Reproduction Pathway of HIV-related Cancer Virus - April 17, 2012
Findings show that Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus senses and reacts to a host cell’s impending death
Children’s National Disappointed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Veto of Newborn Heart Disease Screening Legislation - April 10, 2012
Medical Center Joins Virginia Chapters of American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics in Expressing Disappointment
Anthony Sandler, MD, Named Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care - April 3, 2012
“The tradition of delivering the very best in surgical care continues with Dr. Sandler’s appointment to Senior Vice President for Surgical Care.”
Unique Training Program in Transfusion Medicine and Hematology Established - April 2, 2012
Collaborative effort addresses shortages in pediatric subspecialty care
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American College of Cardiology Conference - March 23, 2012
Topics includes improving quality care, planning high-risk deliveries, and congenital heart disease
Pediatrics: Synthetic Marijuana Sending More Kids to Hospital - March 19, 2012
Children’s National pediatrician provides insight on new drug through case studies
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana Visits Children’s National - March 12, 2012
Known for her advocacy on behalf of child and maternal health, her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, visited Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National Researchers Gain Better Understanding of White Matter Protectection in Infants Receiving Heart Surgery - March 8, 2012
A collaborative team of researchers at Children’s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system.
Children’s National Honors Long Career of Peter R. Holbrook, MD - March 2, 2012
Colleagues and friends have endowed The Peter R. Holbrook Lectureship in Critical Care Medicine.
Children’s National Medical Center adds Robotic Surgery for Urology to Surgical Specialties - February 27, 2012
International pediatric robotic surgery expert Craig Peters, MD, leads team for minimally invasive procedures
Sleep Expert Judith Owens, Receives National Award - February 17, 2012
Internationally known sleep expert receives award from American Academy of Sleep Medicine
President Obama Includes Funding to Train Pediatricians in FY 2013 Budget - February 13, 2012
Proposed $88 Million Funding Level Still Not Enough to Ensure Supply Meets Demand
Children’s National Medical Center Expands Services At Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals - February 6, 2012
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners of Children’s National Medical Center have begun seeing and treating patients in the NICU at Mary Washington Hospital and in the newborn nurseries at Stafford and Mary Washington Hospitals.
Children’s National Specialists Share Best Practice in Pediatric Care at Arab Health Congress 2012 - January 26, 2012
Key leaders from Children’s National Medical Center and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation are participating in this year’s Arab Health exhibition & congress, Dubai, UAE, sharing how Children’s National is experiencing the positive impacts of focusing four integrated initiatives: quality, safety, service excellence/customer service, and access to care.
Children’s National Study Shows How to Increase Immunization Compliance Rates - January 25, 2012
Systematic practice changes reported in Pediatrics
Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 18, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has announced several new officers and members of its governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board.
Washington, DC, Research Institutions Partner on the Development of New Online Tool to Engage Communities in Addressing Health Disparities - January 5, 2012
Local research institutions partner to develop an information system that will provide the community with timely and actionable local health metrics to address adult and pediatric health disparities in the nation’s capital.
Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - January 4, 2012
Recruits include top notch researchers and clinicians
Children’s National Opens New Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - December 29, 2011
The new Cardiac ICU provides a comfortable and safe environment for families, while also providing access to the latest technology and research for our clinicians.
Children’s National Receives Federal Grant to Create Urban Pediatric Fellowship - December 23, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center was recently awarded a 5- year federal grant to support a community-based and community-focused faculty development program targeting the needs of underserved communities and patients.
EPA Announces New Mercury Emission Guidelines at Children’s National Medical Center - December 21, 2011
US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced new mercury emission regulations at Children’s National Medical Center today. The regulations are designed to reduce hazardous emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Child Health Advocacy Institute Awarded Several Grants - December 16, 2011
The Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) continues its commitment to addressing health threats impacting children by proactively addressing issues identified as specific needs in the community.
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 14, 2011
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation highlighted key issues around shared global challenges in children’s health at the second annual World Health Care Congress Middle East (WHCC), which takes place in Abu Dhabi this week.
First Lady Visits Children’s National Medical Center - December 11, 2011
In annual holiday tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Neonatal ICU and Gastroenterology Unit
Superstars visit Children’s National - December 10, 2011
Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Named a 2011 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 6, 2011
One of only ten children’s hospitals recognized
Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab - December 1, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kanter, MD, as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. In this role, he also serves as a Program Director for Children’s National Heart Institute.
Children’s National Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification From American College Of Surgeons - November 28, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Children’s National, Carolinas Medical Center, and AVI BioPharma Partner to Advance Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatment - November 18, 2011
The partnership will work together to develop a new treatment aimed at skipping exon 45, one of the most common exons affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the Children’s Humanitarian Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation - November 17, 2011
The CTF honored Dr. Packer for his work advancing research and treatment in neurofibromatosis.
Prince George’s County, Children’s National Medical Center, and Dimensions Health Announce Agreement to Provide Mobile Health Services - November 9, 2011
Efforts are made to provide mobile health services to the county.
Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Celebrates Two Years of Innovation in the Field of Pediatric Care - November 3, 2011
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine in Washington, DC, recently marked the second anniversary since its founding.
Children’s National Physician Honored at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 20, 2011
Joseph Wright, MD, is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence, advocate for kids
Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 14, 2011
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 14 – 18 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.
Online Education Tool for Clinicians Advances Concussion Care for Young Athletes - October 7, 2011
Concussion awareness among young athletes, parents, and coaches, is now impacting clinical practices as healthcare providers are called upon to manage and treat injured youth according to best practices defined by experts in concussion management.
Children’s National Awarded Prestigious NIH Clinical Trials Grant - October 7, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is one of 25 institutions selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new clinical trial consortium: Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT) focused on neurological disorders in adults and children.
Children’s National Medical Center Physicians Launch Personal Health Record for Congenital Heart Disease Patients - October 6, 2011
Electronic Portal, Follow My Heart, Helps Young Adult and Pediatric CHD Patients Manage Their Personal Medical Histories, Care Transitions
First National Institutes of Health-funded personalized drug development center in the U.S. will focus on muscle disease - October 5, 2011
New Center of Research Translation awarded to Children’s National Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center to accelerate R&D
Study: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding a Key Mechanism - September 29, 2011
Study findings indicate a key step in the generation of white matter and understanding developmental disabilities
Children’s National Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Medical Homes - September 29, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced today that all seven of its primary care clinics have been recognized as “Physician Practice Connections®– Patient Centered Medical Homes™” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Common Cholesterol Drug Safe, May Improve Learning Disabilities - September 27, 2011
Children’s National study focused on positive effects of lovastatin.
Pulse Oximetry Testing in Newborns Endorsed by Secretary Sebelius - September 23, 2011
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has adopted the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s recommendation to add screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the Uniform Screening Panel.
Children’s National welcomes inaugural class of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation - September 22, 2011
The first class of Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation has joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.
Children’s National researcher leads study on risk factors in pediatric blood and marrow transplant
- September 7, 2011
Kurt Newman, MD, Begins as New CEO of Children’s National Medical Center - September 1, 2011
Longtime pediatric surgeon assumes new role
Study: Soft Bedding Still Used for Infants in African-American Families - August 22, 2011
Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many African-American parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
New National Recommendations for Newborn Screening to Test for Congenital Heart Disease - August 22, 2011
A federal advisory committee, including pediatric cardiologist Gerard Martin, MD, from Children’s National Medical Center, has issued a national recommendation for adding a newborn screening test for congenital heart disease.
Children’s National Surgeons Collaborate with NIH Researchers to Identify Gene Variant in Proteus Syndrome - August 10, 2011
New England Journal of Medicine study suggests linkage between gene variant and the much-documented syndrome of the ‘Elephant Man’
Children’s National Karen Summar Receives Prestigious Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellowship - August 9, 2011
Washington, DC – Karen Summar, MD, MS, director of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center, recently received a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, a prestigious opportunity in the public policy arena.
Children’s National names Vice President, Sheikh Zayed Institute - August 5, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, as vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, associate surgeon-in-chief and co-lead of the Institute’s Systems Biology Initiative.
District of Columbia’s Athletic Concussion Act the Most Comprehensive Law of its Kind - July 27, 2011
Gerard Gioia, PhD, instrumental in supporting the most comprehensive concussion law in the country
Children’s National Medical Center Announces New CEO - July 14, 2011
The Board of Directors announced today that Kurt Newman, MD, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2011
Children’s National opens doors to new state of the art research facility - July 13, 2011
Sheikh Zayed Institute design uses latest technology to build innovation and collaboration in pediatric surgery
Children’s National Medical Center Opens Seven New Operating Rooms
- July 8, 2011
State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology and an increase in capacity
Children’s National Medical Center Names Peter Holbrook, MD, Interim CEO - July 1, 2011
Chief Medical Officer will assume responsibilities during search for new leader.
Pediatric Obesity Symposium at Children’s National Medical Center focuses on best practices in obesity programs from cradle to college - June 17, 2011
Nearly 200 pediatricians, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders from around the Washington, DC region, gathered on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC) to discuss the importance of community-wide involvement and early intervention strategies in childhood obesity programs.
Children’s National Researchers Contribute to National Sickle Cell Study
- June 9, 2011
The drug hydroxyurea prevents pain crises and is shown safe in infants and small children.
Sheikh Zayed Institute Recognizes Innovation in Pediatric Surgery - June 2, 2011
Application of 3-CCD image fusion in minimally invasive surgery receives inaugural award at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting
Smart Phone Application for Concussions Puts Guidelines into Parents’ and Coaches’ Hands - May 26, 2011
Children’s National doctor develops first app to detect and treat youth concussions
Children’s National Medical Center Announces First Professorship in Pediatric Oncology - May 25, 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Dome accepts McKnew Professorship in Pediatric Oncology; Professorship funded in part by Heroes Against Childhood Cancer,
a community-based fundraising organization
Maryland Governor Signs Bill that Will Help Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease - May 19, 2011
Children's National Physicians Lead the Effort to Pass the Bill
Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Martin O'Malley - May 19, 2011
Children’s National collaborates in passing concussion awareness legislation
U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - May 17, 2011
Children's National Medical Center is once again ranked among America's best.
Children’s National Reaches $500 Million Campaign Goal to Advance Pediatric Medicine - May 9, 2011
“Transforming Children’s Health” campaign funds programs, research, faculty, and facilities
Study: Vaccines Safe and Offer Benefits to Medically Fragile Children - May 2, 2011
Implications for all children related to generally recommend vaccinations
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center to present at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting - April 30, 2011
Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy
Study: Resiniferatoxin may increase sepsis-related mortality - April 27, 2011
Research at Children’s National uncovers an unknown side effect of a promising drug for acute chronic pain
Genetics Chief Discusses Limitations of Genetic Testing With WebMD - April 21, 2011
New study shows parents want genetic testing, but Marshall Summar, MD, says benefits are minimal
Children’s National Names Gary Rogers as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 31, 2011
Renowned surgeon leads team specializing in plastic surgery for children
Children’s National Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants - March 17, 2011
Children's National has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Part of Landmark Study on Pediatric Asthma - March 16, 2011
Implications for treatment could impact school attendance, particularly in inner cities
Children’s National Nurses Recognized for Extraordinary Patient Care - February 22, 2011
National DAISY Award acknowledges 12 nurses at Children’s National
President's Budget Proposal Eliminates Pediatric Medical Education Funding - February 16, 2011
Children's National Medical Center at Risk of Severe Impact
Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, National Football League and The Washington Redskins Testify In Support of D.C.’s Athletic Concussion Protection Act - February 10, 2011
The Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington Redskins and the National Football League testified today in strong support of the “Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011” -- landmark legislation to protect youth and disabled athletes from the dangers of concussions.
Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and Children’s National Medical Center Lead the World in Detecting Critical Infant Heart Defects - February 8, 2011
Today, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulative body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with Children’s National Medical Center announced the rollout of a newborn screening program in Abu Dhabi for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD), the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD).
Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine - February 1, 2011
Fifty doctors from Children's National Medical Center were honored as the region's "Top Doctors" in the February 2011 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.
Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 31, 2011
New Advocacy and Policy Board Announced
Children's National and George Washington University Award more than $1 Million in Grants - January 28, 2011
Seed money accelerates young researchers' work and cultivates new talent
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Present Pediatric Health Care Trends at Arab Health Congress - January 25, 2011
This week, pediatric experts from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children’s National Medical Center will exchange research, insights, and best practices at the 4th Middle East Paediatrics Conference during the Arab Health Congress, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the Middle East.
Food Allergy: Important Information for Families - January 21, 2011
Science Translational Medicine: Creating Hope Act Incentivizes Pediatric Drug R&D - January 19, 2011
Commentary by Children’s National experts identifies the need for better programs to develop drugs that treat childhood rare diseases
Sleep Studies May Help Predict Complications in Common Pediatric Surgery - January 18, 2011
Tool could be one way to predict respiratory complications in removing adenoids and tonsils
Leading Biomedical Engineer Joins Children’s National - January 14, 2011
Raj Shekhar, PhD, to lead research and development in the fusion of surgical imaging techniques
Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center Expand Services for Children and Families - January 13, 2011
Children’s National Pediatric Hospitalists and Neonatologists to Serve the Delmarva Peninsula
Kohl’s Donates $420,236 to Children’s National Medical Center - January 13, 2011
Kohl’s Community Asthma Program provides asthma prevention education to high-risk kids and their families
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