Center for Translational Science

Scientific discoveries. Significant clinical investigations. Those are the hallmarks of our Center for Translational Science, which promotes innovative and high-quality patient-centered care, from the research laboratories to the patient bedside.

So what is “translational”? Translational research is scientific research that helps make basic lab science useful for practical applications that enhance health and well-being. Your child will receive care from a multidisciplinary group of pediatric, surgical, obstetrical and internal medicine specialties depending on the need.

Our physicians and researchers conduct studies on children’s health ranging from asthma to kidney disease, and from depression to obesity. We treat the whole child and pay attention to both his/her physical and emotional needs. Researchers also focus on outcome-oriented, novel innovation projects and collaboration with the research community outside Children’s National to serve the needs of a large, diverse population. The research areas include the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National, its core facilities, and Children’s Translational Research programs.

Wherever patients are involved in research, we ensure that parents are included as a key part of the care team, valued for their input and feedback and encouraged to participate. Our physicians, nurses, and staff take the time to listen to address the families’ needs and concerns. 

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National is a resource for investigators and community members. Its major objective is to transform the local, regional, and national environment to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country.

To find a research study, search the national database, and then submit an e-mail to begin the process of determining if your child qualifies for a research study. A researcher from Children's Research Institute will respond to your query within two business days.

Children's National in Your Neighborhood

A location marker

Did you know Children’s National has more than 50 locations throughout the region? Find one that’s convenient for your family.

Find a Children's Location Near You