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Children's National Medical Center receives first NIH CTSA given to a children's hospital
Date:7/14/2010

search collaboration across disciplines, track effectiveness, and report results;
  • Addressing health disparities and promoting diverse collaborations among pediatric research teams;
  • Promoting multi-disciplinary team science, and growing collaborations with community partners to tackle pressing pediatric health issues; and,
  • Building better education and training for those interested in translational and collaborative approaches to pediatric research.

    "We're grateful to the National Center for Research Resources for recognizing the importance of fostering research programs that are designed to address health issues on multiple levels at once, especially in pediatrics," said Mark Batshaw, MD, Chief Academic Officer at Children's National. "As we've learned through our collaborative models in diseases like asthma, when it comes to pediatric health, particularly in urban health settings, the team science model is most successful at ensuring that families who need innovative treatments can access them sooner."

    The national CTSA consortium aims to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National is one of only nine awards given this year.


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    Children's National Medical Center
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