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Children's National Research Institute

Children’s National Research Institute conducts and promotes translational and clinical medical research programs that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment and care of childhood diseases.

Research Services and Support

Children’s National Research Institute provides a centralized administrative infrastructure to support the research community, a Faculty Affairs team that supports providers throughout the organization and core facilities that allow for scientific collaboration.

JLABS @ Washington, DC

Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Children's are launching a new chapter in research and innovation. This facility is critical to accelerating potential discoveries into new treatments.

Our Centers and Institutes

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Cancer and Immunology Research

We drive groundbreaking basic and clinical research to benefit children with cancer, infection and immune-related disorders.

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Genetic Medicine Research

We strive to transform children’s health through genome-enabled research, pre-clinical studies of experimental therapeutics, and clinical trials. We use this knowledge to restore health and prevent illness in childhood and throughout life.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience Research

Our vision is to understand the development of the central nervous system and the cellular, molecular, synaptic and network mechanisms of brain dysfunction to prevent or treat neurological, developmental and behavioral disorders of childhood.

Infant and pediatric gastroenterology specialist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. John Snyder is Division Chief.

Translational Research

We work to improve the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases through scientific discoveries into preventative and therapeutic applications that address disease processes and disease-related issues.

CTSI Research

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The CTSI-CN is a partnership between Children’s National Hospital and The George Washington University that offers unique resources in translating discovery to improved health.

Latest News

Critical need for electrophysiology devices to treat pediatric heart patients is focus of medical device pitch competition with $150K in awards

Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often complicated by arrhythmias, a condition where the heart beats too rapidly, too slowly or irregularly due to a misfiring of the body’s electrical impulses. While the last decade brought great advances in technologies that improve the care of adult arrhythmias, pediatric patients have been left behind, with only five devices approved for use in children in the same period. As a result, pediatric specialists are often using off-label or improvised devices to treat pediatric arrhythmias, including in the smallest newborns.