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May 12, 2020, 14:41 ET Significant Number of Children Become Seriously Ill with COVID-19

In contrast to the prevailing view that the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 does not seriously impact children, a new study finds that children...


Mar 30, 2020, 13:25 ET Art of Living Partners with Children's National Hospital to Provide Free Access to its One-of-a-kind Breathing Meditation for US Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, on the occasion of National Doctors' Day, the Art of Living, a global educational and humanitarian non-profit, has launched a first-ever...


Mar 24, 2020, 08:24 ET Children's National Hospital Launches Pediatric Drive-Up COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site

Children's National has opened a drive-up/walk up location where primary care doctors in the Washington, D.C. region can refer young patients for...


Mar 19, 2020, 16:15 ET Premiere Pediatric Medical Device Pitch Competition Announces 30 Semi-Finalists and Adopts Virtual Format

Thirty semi-finalists have been named in the annual "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition presented by the National Capital...


Mar 02, 2020, 14:02 ET Children's National competes in STAT Madness for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, Children's National Hospital was selected to compete in STAT Madness, an annual bracket-style competition that...


Feb 19, 2020, 05:00 ET Enriching newborns' environment in the right way helps heal young, injured brains

An enriched environment—with increased opportunities for physical activity, socialization and exploring novel stimuli—helped lessen functional,...


Feb 13, 2020, 16:42 ET Children's National Hospital welcomes Tarik F. Haydar, Ph.D., as incoming Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research

Tarik F. Haydar, Ph.D., an award-winning neurobiologist whose research teases out how brain development differs in people with typical cognitive...


Feb 12, 2020, 17:40 ET Gene therapy/gene editing combo could offer hope for some genetic disorders

A hybrid approach that combines elements of gene therapy with gene editing converted an experimental model of a rare genetic disease into a milder...


Feb 11, 2020, 10:00 ET Deadline Extended to Feb. 22 for Annual NCC-PDI Pediatric Medical Device Pitch Competition

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announced today that the application deadline for its annual "Make Your...


Jan 30, 2020, 11:09 ET Premier Pediatric Colorectal Program Opens Doors at Children's National Hospital

A new, highly-specialized surgical program at Children's National Hospital is expected to draw patients from around the world. The colorectal surgery ...


Jan 09, 2020, 09:00 ET National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) and MedTech Innovator offer pediatric innovators an accelerator track and chance to pitch for up to $250K in awards

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI), in collaboration with MedTech Innovator, is now accepting applications for ...


Nov 14, 2019, 08:00 ET Children's National Hospital, Virginia Tech Announce Partnership for New Children's National Research & Innovation Campus

Children's National Hospital and Virginia Tech announce a formal partnership that will include the launch of a 12,000-square-foot Virginia Tech...


Oct 24, 2019, 15:05 ET Children's National Hospital To Open New Sports Medicine Center Thanks To $5 Million Commitment From Fight For Children

Children's National Hospital today announced a $5 million gift from Fight For Children to establish a new sports medicine center for children and...


Oct 22, 2019, 13:15 ET Award-winning Newscaster Barbara Harrison to Lead Community Engagement for Children's National Hospital's 150th Birthday Celebration

Veteran D.C. broadcast journalist Barbara Harrison will join Children's National Hospital Foundation as Director of Community Engagement, the...


Oct 11, 2019, 08:00 ET Opioids' imprint on the developing fetal brain

Thanks to its imaging expertise, Children's National Hospital has been invited to participate in a groundbreaking, multi-million dollar study to...


Sep 23, 2019, 15:23 ET Children's National Hospital medical director elected to American Academy of Pediatrics leadership

Lee Savio Beers, M.D., FAAP, Medical Director of Community Health and Advocacy at the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) at Children's National...


Sep 23, 2019, 11:33 ET Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

Children's National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000...