Children’s National Health System’s Vittorio Gallo, PhD, and Joseph Scafidi, DO, of the Children's Research Institute, were featured on NPR discussing their research in newborn mice, which found that a naturally occurring substance called epidermal growth factor appears to reverse a type of brain damage that’s common in very premature infants.
The research was originally reported in the journal Nature.
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Children’s National experts are renowned for their expertise in treating children with brain injury and disease. The Gregory Mark Taubin Neuro Intensive Care Unit is associated with the Division of Neurology is the only dedicated pediatric Neuro ICU in the Washington, DC region and one of few in the nation.
Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
The Child Neurology fellowship is an ACGME-accredited categorical residency position offering a two year pediatric and a three year neurology training program to achieve board eligibility and full qualification for a career in pediatric neurology including board eligibility in pediatrics.
The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Fellowship Program at Children’s National Health System is designed to develop advanced skills in the diagnosis and treatment of children with disabilities. We offer one- and two-year programs. The length of the fellowship is based on the applicant’s previous training, and is consistent with the requirements of the ABPMR and ACGME.