Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
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Throughout the Washington, D.C, region, the nation and the world, Children’s National Hospital is recognized for our expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.Read more
For the fifth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s National a top 10 children’s hospital for its Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings for 2021-22, with a #1 ranking in newborn care. Learn more about our specialty care rankings.
The Bear Institute is announcing the first annual Bear Institute PACK (Pediatric Accelerator Challenge for Kids), a start-up competition to address the gap in digital health innovation funding dedicated to children.
Children’s National Hospital is pleased to announce it has selected Muller Fabbri, M.D., Ph.D., as associate director for the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s National Research Institute. In this role, he will build and lead the Cancer Biology Program while developing and conducting basic and translational research. Dr. Fabbri will also develop multidisciplinary research projects with various clinical divisions, including oncology, blood and marrow transplantation, pathology and hematology.
The new class of residents arriving at Children’s National Hospital is the hospital’s most diverse class ever.
Twelve-year-old Skylah Jackson from Ward 8 in Washington, D.C., had a special guest in her support network while getting her COVID-19 vaccine today – the First Lady of the United States. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, toured the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Children’s National Hospital.
Five finalists have been named in the prestigious annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition presented by the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI). Representing innovations in electrophysiology devices that treat congenital heart disease (CHD) and arrhythmias in pediatric patients, these five finalists now have access to a pediatric accelerator program led by MedTech Innovator and will compete for a share of $150,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the final virtual pitch event in September 2021. The pediatric pitch event is part of the 9th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Device Innovation, co-located with the MedTech Conference, powered by AdvaMed.
Mothers who are Hispanic or who come from rural or low socioeconomic status neighborhoods are less likely to have their child’s critical heart condition diagnosed before birth, according to a new study in the journal Circulation.
According to data from a cohort of adult and pediatric patients with antibody deficiencies, patients that often fail to make protective immune responses to infections and vaccinations showed robust T-cell activity and humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins. The new study, led by researchers at Children’s National Hospital, is the first to demonstrate a robust T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2 in immunocompromised patients.
In honor of National Therapy Animal Day, Children’s National Hospital today announced a new grant from PetSmart Charities to enhance the hospital’s Animal Visitation and Pet Therapy Program. The grant supports the program’s two on-staff therapy dogs, as well as the recruitment and management of volunteer dog handler teams.
The District’s largest solar canopy was unveiled on the grounds of the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus. The canopy will provide more than 325 income-qualified households with clean, renewable energy and electricity bill savings over the next 15 years.