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The Children's Research Institute

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Leadership and Administration

Mark L. Batshaw, M.D.
Director, Children’s Research Institute
Physician In Chief, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Children’s National Health Systems
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Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D. 
Chief Research Officer, Children’s National Health System
Scientific Director, Children’s Research Institute 
Associate Dean for Child Health Research
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Director, District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience
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Naomi L.C. Luban, M.D. 
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Director, Office of Protection of Human Subjects
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Mary C. Ottolini, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Vice Chair of Medical Education and DIO
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Kerstin Hildebrandt, M.S.H.S.
Vice President, Research Administration
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Carmen Mendez
Vice President, Finance and Academic Administration 
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Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.M.P.
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
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Charles Maris, Ph.D. 
Director, Grants and Contracts
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Jesus Adame
Director, Research Accounting
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Julia Slutsman, Ph.D. 
Director, Research Regulatory Affairs
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JanNean Williams
Director, Research Animal Facility
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Joseph Lin
Director, Research IT
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Research Centers

Catherine Bollard, M.B.Ch.B.
Director, Center for Cancer & Immunology Research
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Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D.
Director, Center for Translational Research
202-476-3856

Eric Vilain, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research 
202-476-3216

Beth A. Tarini, M.D.
Associate Director, Center for Translational Research
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Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
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Anthony Sandler, M.D.
Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
202-476-5760
William Davis Gaillard, M.D.
Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
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