150 Years Stronger Through Discovery and Care
Academic Annual Report 2019-2020
From the Directors
The year-in-review from our research leadership
Research and Innovation Campus
A first-of-its-kind endeavor that will nurture pediatric innovation at every stage of development
Intellectual property facts and figures
Our research is primarily supported via external sources including the NIH
Center SpotlightDiverse Reference Genomics for Central Africa and Beyond
A team of scientists within the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children’s National has launched a program that they hope will generate better reference genome data for diverse populations, starting with those of Central African descent.
Center SpotlightGift of $5.7 Million Connects Care and Research for Better Outcomes in Polycystic Kidney Disease
A $5.7 million gift received by the Center for Translational Research’s director, Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., will reinforce close collaboration between research and clinical care to improve the care and treatment of children with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and other inherited renal disorders.
Center SpotlightA Global Destination for Training and Mentorship in Neuroscience
A research institute deeply integrated into the infrastructure of a pediatric hospital creates a unique set of opportunities for scientists and clinicians to work together on pressing problems in children’s health. It also creates a unique learning environment for research and clinical trainees.
Center SpotlightNIAID-Children’s National Partnership Cracks the Code on Public-Private Research Collaborations
A unique partnership between Children’s National and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) engages investigators at every level from both institutions to tackle pediatric research across three main areas of mutual interest aligning with the NIAID mission.
Center SpotlightGetting to be a Kid is the Real-World Outcome of a Novel Immunotherapy Trial
A young patient finds respite from relapsing refractory Wilms tumor via a novel Phase One clinical trial that manufactures T cells to target and fight solid tumors, led by the Center for Cancer and Immunology at Children’s National Research Institute.
Center SpotlightIntroduction to National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI)
Now in its seventh year of operation, the NCC-PDI facilitates the development and commercialization of devices that are indicated for use in pediatric patients or that are intended to treat, diagnose or cure diseases from which pediatric patients suffer.
Education SpotlightVice Chair Keeps Trainees at the Heart of Medical Education
The passion Dewesh Agrawal, M.D., possesses for the success of every resident he’s worked with as director of the pediatric residency program made him the perfect person to become vice chair of medical education at Children’s National in 2019.
Facts & Figures
Our total research funding at Children’s National Research Institute exceeded $75 million last year.
Facts & Figures
Children’s National Research Institute has secured more than 40 patents for innovative discoveries and designs.
Facts & Figures
Federal sources like the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Health Resources and Services Administration fund the vast majority (80%) of our research.
Letters from the Directors
Our position today as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, home to the nation’s number one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and one of the top-funded pediatric research institutions in terms of National Institutes of Health support has only been possible thanks to our institution’s dedication to providing exemplary care for children.
Institutes, Centers & Offices
- Center for Cancer and Immunology
- Center for Neuroscience Research
- Center for Translational Research
- Center for Genetic Medicine Research
- Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN)
- Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
- Academic Affairs
- Medical Education