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 Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
The Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Health System offers two-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology.
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.
Fellows are responsible for participating in the care of pediatric patients in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. This includes performing and documenting a history and physical examination, formulating and executing diagnosis and treatment plans, and leading the treatment team for the patient in conjunction with the attending physiatrist. The PRM fellows relay recommendations to the patients and their families once the evaluation is complete and facilitate the discussion with the patients and families to make sure that all questions and concerns are addressed.