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Children's National Dedicates New Research Facility
Date:11/24/2008

New floor adds 20,000 square feet to top pediatric research institution

Washington, DC (Vocus) November 24, 2008 -- Children's National Medical Center's academic arm, Children's Research Institute, dedicated new research facilities today, increasing the space of one of the nation's top pediatric research facilities to more than 100,000 square feet.

Elected officials and scientific leaders from the community joined the faculty of Children's National Medical Center to dedicate the space.

The new facility adds another floor dedicated to research. At 20,000 square feet, the new facility houses the Center for Neuroscience Research and the Center for Clinical and Community Research. It includes research offices, conference rooms, and laboratories. Children's Research Institute is one of the top 10 pediatric research facilities in terms of NIH funding.

"Our physical growth is emblematic of a new era at Children's National Medical Center," said Mark Batshaw, MD, Chief Academic Officer at Children's National. "We continue to recruit new faculty members and improve technology, so that we can further integrate our research and clinical care."

Located atop the main hospital, Children's Research Institute encourages scientists, clinicians, nurses, and other Children's National staff to undertake research projects that will positive
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