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News Release Archive - 2008

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Children's National Clinicians, Policy Leaders, and Scientists Share Research and Promote Collaborations to Combat Childhood Obesity - December 5, 2008
The Obesity Institute at Children’s National convenes inaugural symposium to discuss translational, clinical, and community research successes.

Children’s National Dedicates New Research Facility - November 24, 2008
New floor adds 20,000 square feet to top pediatric research institution
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center’s academic arm, Children’s Research Institute, dedicated new research facilities today, increasing the space of one of the nation’s top pediatric research facilities to more than 100,000 square feet.

Child Health Advocacy Institute Executive Director Appointed to Pediatric Advisory Committee - November 14, 2008
Washington, DC - Dr. Joseph Wright, executive director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute and a professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and health policy has been appointed to the 14 member Pediatric Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Children’s National has a new Division of Rheumatology - October 28, 2008
Led by Lawrence K. Jung, MD, the Division of Rheumatology diagnoses and treats patients with pediatric rheumatologic and immunologic diseases, performs clinical and bench research, and provides access to clinical trials through the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatism Research Alliance.

Infectious Disease Experts Laud Compendium As Solid Approaches To Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections - October 13, 2008
Washington, DC - Former CDC advisors, including Children’s National expert, call for healthcare systems to apply practices to better protect patients from healthcare associated infections.

Children’s National Pediatrician Given Child Advocacy Award By American Academy Of Pediatrics - October 13, 2008
Rachel Moon, MD, is honored for her SIDS research

Boston—Children’s National Medical Center pediatrician Rachel R. Moon, MD, FAAP, received the Dr. Susan S. Aronson Early Education and Child Care Advocacy Award at the 2008 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

National Sickle Cell Collaboration Announced At Children’s National - October 8, 2008
Child Health Advocacy Institute joins forces with Bobby Engram Foundation

Washington, DC— Leaders from government, business, healthcare and professional sports joined last night to applaud a new national sickle cell collaboration announced by the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) at Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s Hosts Burn Prevention Fair - October 3, 2008
Through collaborative partnerships, Children’s hopes to reduce number of patients needing treatment for burns

Children’s National Medical Center will host a Burn Prevention Fair to raise awareness about the growing number of burns from normal household activities, Tuesday, October 7.

Children's Hearing and Speech Director Appointed as President of ASHA - October 3, 2008
Washington, DC - Tommie L. Robinson Jr, PhD, CCC-SLP, director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, was elected 2009 president-elect of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Children’s Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) Receives Grant To Specialize In Autism - October 2, 2008
Washington, DC— The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded The District of Columbia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children’s National Medical Center an expansion grant of $200,000 per year through 2011 to teach and prepare future leaders in the interdisciplinary treatment of autism and related developmental disabilities.

Children's National Researchers Develop Novel Anti-Tumor Vaccine - October 1, 2008
New mouse model uncovers more effective delivery of anti-tumor vaccines for neuroblastoma and melanoma.

Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Teen Driving Deaths - September 30, 2008
Children’s National expert says physicians have unique opportunity to help parents and teens practice safer driving

Washington, DC—Family physicians can and should help teens and their families understand the importance of responsible driving, according to a manuscript in the September edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Children’s National Medical Center Named To The 2008 Leapfrog Best Hospitals List - September 29, 2008
Survey recognizes commitment to patient safety

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is honored to be one of only seven children’s hospitals in the country named to The Leapfrog Group’s 2008 Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.


Children's National Researcher Receives Distinguished Investigator Award - September 7, 2008
Washington, DC - The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) has awarded John van den Anker, MD, PhD, director of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children’s National Medical Center, its annual Distinguished Investigator Award.

Children's National Co-leads Nationwide Study of Landmark Sickle Cell Treatment - August 19, 2008
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center immunologist and blood and marrow transplant physician Naynesh Kamani, MD, will serve as the study co-chair for a new national clinical trial of unrelated donor marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants for severe sickle cell disease.

Patients From Children’s National Visit Redskins Training Camp - July 31, 2008
Washington, DC-On Tuesday, July 29, Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley invited patients from Children’s National Medical Center to attend a special event with him at a closed training camp practice.

HCA Virginia and Children’s National Medical Center to collaborate on pediatric services for Broadlands Regional Medical Center - June 30, 2008
Washington, DC – HCA Virginia and Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC, today announced plans to collaborate on designing, equipping, and preparing Broadlands Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to provide high-quality services for pediatric patients.

Children’s National Transport Coordinator Receives Aviation Safety Award - June 27, 2008
Washington, DC—Jonathan Godfrey, Transport Coordinator in the Division of Transport Medicine, is the recipient of the 2008 Jim Charlson Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development, or promotion of aviation and aviation safety within the air medical transport community.


Formerly Conjoined Twins Meet With Their Congressman On Hill - June 19, 2008
Families Converge on Capitol Hill to Demonstrate Support for Children’s Hospitals

Washington, DC—Formerly conjoined twins Erin and Jade Buckles and their family will travel to Capitol Hill to speak with federal lawmakers about an issue of vital importance to them – the fate of children’s health care and the essential role that children’s hospitals play in the community.


Children's state-of-the-art NICU saves preemie's life, improves outcome - June 12, 2008
Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  (NICU) was recently featured in Business WeekRead about how Children's National cares for the tiniest patients.

Children’s National Expands Center For Cancer And Blood Disorders Of Northern Virginia In Fairfax - June 2, 2008
New location doubles treatment space, offers state-of-the-art facilities to enhance world-class pediatric care in Northern Virginia

Washington, DC– Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.

Children’s National Medical Center Ranks Among The Best In The Country By U.S.News & World Report - May 30, 2008
Children's National Medical Center is proud to once again be named as one of the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News & World Report. Children’s National ranked as an elite provider in each of the seven categories that U.S.News ranked, which included General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Digestive Disorders, Heart and Heart Surgery, and Respiratory Disorders.


Children’s National Medical Center Partners With Zayed Giving To Open Mobile Health Clinic In The United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2008
Mobile clinic provides world-class pediatric health care to the children of the UAE

WASHINGTON, DC— Children’s National Medical Center and Zayed Giving today announced the opening of a specialized Children’s National pediatric mobile health clinic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Children’s Research Institute At Children’s National Medical Center Hosts 8th Annual Research Day - May 23, 2008

Washington, DC—Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center held its 8th annual Research Day on Thursday, May 15, 2008. More than 188 projects in cutting-edge pediatric research were displayed by researchers, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, hospital faculty and staff.



Children’s National’s Chief of GI Appointed to World Health Organization Position - May 8, 2008
Washington, DC - Children’s National Medical Center’s John Snyder, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been invited to serve on the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts as an expert in Pediatrics and Maternal Health. Dr. Snyder will serve on this prestigious panel of experts for a 4-year term.


Children’s National Races for Hope to Fight Brain Tumors - May 5, 2008
Washington, DC - Employees and friends of Children’s National Medical Center helped make the 11th annual Race for Hope a big success. The 5K walk/run on May 4 attracted more than 8,000 participants and raised $1,750,000 for brain tumor research.


Children’s National Medical Center Nurse Named 2008 Nurse Of The Year - April 18, 2008
Black Nurses Association selects Barbara Scott, RN, for her leadership in the Children’s School Services Program

Washington, DC—Barbara Scott, RN, MSN, executive director of Children’s National Medical Center’s Children’s School Services, was selected as the 2008 Nurse of the Year by the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC, for “Outstanding contributions to the School Health Nursing Program and Community Service.”


Diana & Stephen Goldberg’s Giving To Children’s National Medical Center Tops $50 Million - April 16, 2008
$25 Million “Challenge Gift” Will Support Every Major Hospital Division

Washington, DC – The generous charitable commitment of longtime supporters Diana and Stephen Goldberg to Children’s National Medical Center has now surpassed $50 million.


Children’s National Medical Center Receives Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation - April 8, 2008
Washington, DC— Children’s National Medical Center’s Echocardiography Laboratory has been accredited in three areas of pediatrics, one of less than 25 labs across the country to receive such a distinction. Children’s National received accreditation in pediatric echocardiography, pediatric transesophageal echocardiography and fetal echocardiography.

Children’s National Medical Center Specialists Named “Top Doctors” By Washingtonian Magazine - April 1, 2008
Forty-eight doctors from Children’s National Medical Center were honored as the region’s "Top Doctors" in the April 2008 edition of Washingtonian.

Children’s National Medical Center Neuropsychologist Leads Research And Development Of Youth Sports Concussion Programs - March 19, 2008
Washington, DC— World-renowned traumatic brain injury expert, Gerard Gioia, PhD, director of Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center and director of Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, has published a report on a successful concussion management program based on his pioneering research in concussion management in children.

Hands-on Approaches to Helping Children Heal from Traumatic Events - Children’s National Medical Center Publishes Educational Resource - March 10, 2008
Washington, DC – Creative Arts Week, held this week in Washington, DC, highlights the importance of using art, dance, movement, writing, music, and drama, to help children and adults heal from traumatic events.

Children’s National Medical Center Teams with National Kidney Foundation - March 10, 2008
Washington, DC – March 13 is World Kidney Day, and to mark the day in Washington, DC, the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area is partnering with Children’s National Medical Center to reach out to children and teens to help them share their experiences living with chronic disease and complex treatment.

Children’s National Medical Center Expands Telemedicine Program With Partnership In Morocco - March 4, 2008
Collaboration with hospital expands capabilities to improve clinical care and health education for children in other countries.

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center announced a partnership with organizations in Morocco that will enable clinicians in Washington, DC, to provide clinical support and share medical developments and health education via videoconferencing.


Clinical Trial Shows Significant Reduction in Mortality for Children with Severe Langerhans cell histiocytosis - March 1, 2008

Second leg of first-ever international clinical trial collaboration in LCH presents improved outcomes with increased intensity of treatment

Washington, DC—A new international study finds that introducing an increased intensity of chemotherapy in children with severe Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can reduce the mortality rate for this disorder by as much as 20 percent when the patient demonstrates a rapid response to such treatment.



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