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Driving Discoveries

Walter Reed Research and Innovation Building

Children’s National Hospital is creating a one-of-a-kind research and innovation hub that will drive discoveries that save and improve the lives of children.

This exciting development is located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and will open in 2020.

On a nearly 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Campus, Children’s National will combine its strengths with those of public and private partners, including industry, universities, federal agencies, start-up companies and academic medical centers. Together, we’ll create an ecosystem for nurturing innovation from discovery to commercialization.

With the 2020 opening of over 160,000 sq. ft. of research and innovation space, we’ll pursue new high-impact opportunities in pediatric genomic and precision medicine, anchored by our Center for Genetic Medicine Research and our Rare Disease Institute. The campus has significant space for expansion, giving us the runway to rapidly pursue the most promising research directions. 

A critical component of success is the co-location of Children’s National research with key partners and incubator space. This creates the broader ecosystem on-site for innovations that will span new drugs, medical devices, precision diagnostics and health technologies. Our location near the National Institutes of Health and other relevant federal agencies is an important asset. 

  • The Promise of Precision Medicine
  • The Power of Partnerships
  • Built for Team Science
  • Spurring Innovation