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Children’s National part of pediatric cancer research collective awarded millions by NIH

Children’s National Health System is a member of a public-private research collective that was awarded up to $14.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors. Contingent on available funds, five years of funding will be provided by the NIH Common Fund Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program, named after Gabriella Miller, a 10-year-old child treated at Children’s National.

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants’ cerebellum

Premature birth, which affects one in 10 U.S. babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants’ cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team led by Children’s National Health System clinician-researchers report Aug. 15, 2017 in Scientific Reports. Pre-term infants in the study had significantly lower levels of a chemical marker of nerve cell integrity and significantly higher concentrations of a chemical marker of cellular membrane turnover.

Novel framework powered by 3D MRI accurately predicts pregnancies complicated by FGR

During the millions of pregnancies that occur in the United States every year, expectant moms learn oodles about their developing fetuses over months of gestation. But the placenta, a vital and temporary organ that shelters the fetus—delivering life-sustaining nutrients and oxygen, getting rid of toxic by-products and modulating the immune system to protect the pregnancy—largely remains a mystery. A team of Children’s National Health System research scientists is beginning to provide insights about the poorly understood placenta.

Children’s National Health System Announces New Hematology and Sickle Cell Leadership

Two nationally known experts in hematology and sickle cell disease have joined Children’s National Health System in leadership roles in the Division of Hematology and the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program. Suvankar Majumdar, M.D., will lead the hospital’s blood disorders team as the Division Chief of Hematology, and Andrew Campbell, M.D., will serve as Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program, one of the largest such programs in the nation.

AAP counsels pediatricians to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids

Because obesity affects one in six U.S. children and adolescents, there is a pressing need to identify the subset of overweight or obese kids at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic complications and to direct interventions to them. Since frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.

US News Honor Roll

Ranked #1 for Babies and Top 10 Overall, Children’s National Health System Earns National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Survey

Children’s National is proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey and ranked among the Top 10 children’s hospitals overall. What makes us the best choice for care in the nation’s capital? Expertise that’s focused on children’s unique needs and support for every family.