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News Release Archive - 2007

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Results of New Clinical Trial Demonstrate How Personalized Medicine May Drastically Change the Treatment of Genetic Disorders - December 27, 2007
Leading geneticist says efforts underway in treating genetic diseases present challenges for how drugs are approved and delivered to accommodate major technology advances.

Washington, DC—One of the nation’s pre-eminent genetic researchers, Eric Hoffman, PhD, of Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, predicts that in relatively short order, medicine’s next innovation--individualized molecular therapies—will have the unprecedented ability to treat muscular dystrophies, and other disorders.

Laura Bush Visits Children's National Medical Center - December 12, 2007
Washington, DC—Mrs. Bush visited Children's National Medical Center to participate in the annual holiday program on Wednesday, December 12, 2007. First ladies, dating back to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, have made the annual holiday visit to Children’s National.

Children's National Opens New Patient Tower - November 18, 2007

Washington, DC– On Sunday, November 18, 2007, Children’s National Medical Center moved approximately 80 patients into its newest wing of the hospital—the East Inpatient Tower. In just under 8 hours, six units, including Critical Care, Heart and Kidney, Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, and Neurology and Orthopedics moved all patients to the new tower. View Children's Interactive Photo Gallery of the new Patient Tower on the Washington Post web site.

Children’s to Host Art Festival - October 3, 2007
Children’s National Medical Center and New Horizons, the arts education and cultural enrichment program at Children's, will host its Annual Art Festival, featuring an art exhibition and opening reception titled "VISIONARIES."

Children’s Named to the 2007 Leapfrog Best Hospitals List - September 19, 2007

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is honored to be one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country named to The Leapfrog Group’s 2007 Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.

Children’s Announces Opening of State-of-the-Art Safe Playground - July 27, 2007
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center’s Injury Free Coalition for Kids program in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and The Allstate Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of a new refurbished playground located in the Petworth community at 801 Taylor St. NW, Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Children's National Medical Center Scientists Discover Fundamental Protein Instrumental to Brain Development and Repair - July 9, 2007

Washington, DC—Scientists at Children’s National Medical Center have demonstrated conclusively that a specific protein and its signaling activity are instrumental in myelination and remyelination, processes essential to the creation and repair of the brain’s white matter.

Children's National Medical Center Welcomes Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and First Lady - May 8, 2007
Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to host the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, along with First Lady Laura Bush to one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, along with other invited guests, will be greeted by staff and patients.

Children's Opens Second Operating Room in Montgomery County - January 30, 2007
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its second operating room (OR) in the Montgomery County Ambulatory Surgery Center in Rockville.

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