Research Week

Research and Education Week 2016 

April 18-22, 2016

Each year, Children’s National Health System, through the Children’s Research Institute (CRI), hosts Research and Education Week to showcase the wide array of research and education programs occurring throughout the institution. This research includes work done by all CRI Research Centers, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Magnet Nursing, and Nursing Research and Quality Outcome. 

The event in April of 2016 marked the sixth Research and Education Week and the 16th anniversary of the very first Research Day at Children’s National. The theme for the week, Transformation Through Innovation, celebrated the development of bold new ideas that aim to transform pediatric care. This encompassed everything from the role of Children’s National in developing new therapies, diagnostics, and devices to the practice of care from staff, nurses, trainees, and physicians.

Research and Education Week began in 2000 as a Research Day in order to showcase the breadth of translational, clinical, and community research and educational projects performed in our hospital. The event was a way for faculty, trainees, and staff to explain their academic activities to our local community through scientific presentations. The inaugural Research Day hosted approximately 100 research projects.

Beginning in 2011, Research Day evolved into the current Research and Education Week expanded format to include guest lectures, educational workshops, and panel discussions and to call attention to services and support teams available to researchers here at Children’s National. In that inaugural year, Research and Education Week hosted 231 posters.


    View the winners of the poster competition from Research and Education Week 2016.



    Each year, the event and the research and education programs conducted at our institution grow exponentially. During the event in 2016, we were excited to have over 330 projects on display and we are honored to host the following speakers: 

    Melissa Parisi, MD, PhD, Chief of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

    Ann O’Mara, PhD, RN, FAAN, Head, Palliative Care Research, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute

    Ellen-Marie Whelan, CRNP, PhD, FAAN, Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 

    Gary Klein, PhD, Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC

    Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

    Dedric Carter, PhD, MBA, Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Engineering Practice, Washington University in St. Louis

    Robert Miller, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Co-Principal Investigator, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National

    Julia Hutter, MD, MPH, Lieutenant Commander, Vaccine Research Program, DAIDs, National Institutes of Health

    Peter Meaney, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania; Director, Center for Global Pediatric Clinical Care

    Research and Education Week 2016

    Research week agenda 2016

    View the week's schedule of activities and events, including poster session dates, lectures and awards ceremony.

    Download the week's schedule

    Speakers at REW

    FDA Commissioner, Robert Califf, MD, Speaks to Children's National Clinicians During Research and Education Week.

    Read our press release

    Photo Gallery

    Dr. Califf cover photo

    This week provides an opportunity for colleagues to collaborate and educate each other on the cutting-edge research happening here everyday.

    View the photo gallery