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News Release Archive - 2011

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Children’s National Opens New Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - December 29, 2011
The new Cardiac ICU provides a comfortable and safe environment for families, while also providing access to the latest technology and research for our clinicians.

Children’s National Receives Federal Grant to Create Urban Pediatric Fellowship - December 23, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center was recently awarded a 5- year federal grant to support a community-based and community-focused faculty development program targeting the needs of underserved communities and patients.

EPA Announces New Mercury Emission Guidelines at Children’s National Medical Center - December 21, 2011
US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced new mercury emission regulations at Children’s National Medical Center today. The regulations are designed to reduce hazardous emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Child Health Advocacy Institute Awarded Several Grants - December 16, 2011
The Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) continues its commitment to addressing health threats impacting children by proactively addressing issues identified as specific needs in the community.

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 14, 2011
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation highlighted key issues around shared global challenges in children’s health at the second annual World Health Care Congress Middle East (WHCC), which takes place in Abu Dhabi this week.

First Lady Visits Children’s National Medical Center - December 11, 2011
In annual holiday tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Neonatal ICU and Gastroenterology Unit

Superstars visit Children’s National - December 10, 2011
Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Named a 2011 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 6, 2011
One of only ten children’s hospitals recognized

Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab - December 1, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kanter, MD, as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. In this role, he also serves as a Program Director for Children’s National Heart Institute.

Children’s National Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification From American College Of Surgeons - November 28, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Children’s National, Carolinas Medical Center, and AVI BioPharma Partner to Advance Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatment - November 18, 2011
The partnership will work together to develop a new treatment aimed at skipping exon 45, one of the most common exons affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the Children’s Humanitarian Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation - November 17, 2011
The CTF honored Dr. Packer for his work advancing research and treatment in neurofibromatosis.

Prince George’s County, Children’s National Medical Center, and Dimensions Health Announce Agreement to Provide Mobile Health Services - November 9, 2011
Efforts are made to provide mobile health services to the county.

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Celebrates Two Years of Innovation in the Field of Pediatric Care - November 3, 2011
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine in Washington, DC, recently marked the second anniversary since its founding.

Children’s National Physician Honored at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 20, 2011
Joseph Wright, MD, is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence, advocate for kids

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 14, 2011
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 14 – 18 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.

Online Education Tool for Clinicians Advances Concussion Care for Young Athletes - October 7, 2011
Concussion awareness among young athletes, parents, and coaches, is now impacting clinical practices as healthcare providers are called upon to manage and treat injured youth according to best practices defined by experts in concussion management.

Children’s National Awarded Prestigious NIH Clinical Trials Grant - October 7, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is one of 25 institutions selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new clinical trial consortium: Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT) focused on neurological disorders in adults and children.

Children’s National Medical Center Physicians Launch Personal Health Record for Congenital Heart Disease Patients - October 6, 2011
Electronic Portal, Follow My Heart, Helps Young Adult and Pediatric CHD Patients Manage Their Personal Medical Histories, Care Transitions

First National Institutes of Health-funded personalized drug development center in the U.S. will focus on muscle disease - October 5, 2011
New Center of Research Translation awarded to Children’s National Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center to accelerate R&D

Study: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding a Key Mechanism - September 29, 2011
Study findings indicate a key step in the generation of white matter and understanding developmental disabilities

Children’s National Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Medical Homes - September 29, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced today that all seven of its primary care clinics have been recognized as “Physician Practice Connections®– Patient Centered Medical Homes™” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Common Cholesterol Drug Safe, May Improve Learning Disabilities - September 27, 2011
Children’s National study focused on positive effects of lovastatin.

Pulse Oximetry Testing in Newborns Endorsed by Secretary Sebelius - September 23, 2011
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has adopted the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s recommendation to add screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the Uniform Screening Panel.

Children’s National welcomes inaugural class of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation - September 22, 2011
The first class of Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation has joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s National researcher leads study on risk factors in pediatric blood and marrow transplant
- September 7, 2011

Kurt Newman, MD, Begins as New CEO of Children’s National Medical Center - September 1, 2011
Longtime pediatric surgeon assumes new role

Study: Soft Bedding Still Used for Infants in African-American Families - August 22, 2011
Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many African-American parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

New National Recommendations for Newborn Screening to Test for Congenital Heart Disease - August 22, 2011
A federal advisory committee, including pediatric cardiologist Gerard Martin, MD, from Children’s National Medical Center, has issued a national recommendation for adding a newborn screening test for congenital heart disease.

Children’s National Surgeons Collaborate with NIH Researchers to Identify Gene Variant in Proteus Syndrome - August 10, 2011
New England Journal of Medicine study suggests linkage between gene variant and the much-documented syndrome of the ‘Elephant Man’

Children’s National Karen Summar Receives Prestigious Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellowship - August 9, 2011
Washington, DC – Karen Summar, MD, MS, director of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center, recently received a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, a prestigious opportunity in the public policy arena.

Children’s National names Vice President, Sheikh Zayed Institute - August 5, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, as vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, associate surgeon-in-chief and co-lead of the Institute’s Systems Biology Initiative.

District of Columbia’s Athletic Concussion Act the Most Comprehensive Law of its Kind - July 27, 2011
Gerard Gioia, PhD, instrumental in supporting the most comprehensive concussion law in the country

Children’s National Medical Center Announces New CEO - July 14, 2011
The Board of Directors announced today that Kurt Newman, MD, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2011

Children’s National opens doors to new state of the art research facility - July 13, 2011
Sheikh Zayed Institute design uses latest technology to build innovation and collaboration in pediatric surgery

Children’s National Medical Center Opens Seven New Operating Rooms
- July 8, 2011
State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology and an increase in capacity

Children’s National Medical Center Names Peter Holbrook, MD, Interim CEO - July 1, 2011
Chief Medical Officer will assume responsibilities during search for new leader.

Pediatric Obesity Symposium at Children’s National Medical Center focuses on best practices in obesity programs from cradle to college - June 17, 2011
Nearly 200 pediatricians, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders from around the Washington, DC region, gathered on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC) to discuss the importance of community-wide involvement and early intervention strategies in childhood obesity programs.

Children’s National Researchers Contribute to National Sickle Cell Study
- June 9, 2011
The drug hydroxyurea prevents pain crises and is shown safe in infants and small children.

Sheikh Zayed Institute Recognizes Innovation in Pediatric Surgery - June 2, 2011
Application of 3-CCD image fusion in minimally invasive surgery receives inaugural award at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting

Smart Phone Application for Concussions Puts Guidelines into Parents’ and Coaches’ Hands - May 26, 2011
Children’s National doctor develops first app to detect and treat youth concussions

Children’s National Medical Center Announces First Professorship in Pediatric Oncology - May 25, 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Dome accepts McKnew Professorship in Pediatric Oncology; Professorship funded in part by Heroes Against Childhood Cancer, a community-based fundraising organization

Maryland Governor Signs Bill that Will Help Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease - May 19, 2011
Children's National Physicians Lead the Effort to Pass the Bill

Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Martin O'Malley - May 19, 2011
Children’s National collaborates in passing concussion awareness legislation

U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - May 17, 2011
Children's National Medical Center is once again ranked among America's best.   

Children’s National Reaches $500 Million Campaign Goal to Advance Pediatric Medicine - May 9, 2011
“Transforming Children’s Health” campaign funds programs, research, faculty, and facilities

Study: Vaccines Safe and Offer Benefits to Medically Fragile Children - May 2, 2011
Implications for all children related to generally recommend vaccinations

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center to present at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting - April 30, 2011
Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy

Study: Resiniferatoxin may increase sepsis-related mortality - April 27, 2011
Research at Children’s National uncovers an unknown side effect of a promising drug for acute chronic pain

Genetics Chief Discusses Limitations of Genetic Testing With WebMD - April 21, 2011
New study shows parents want genetic testing, but Marshall Summar, MD, says benefits are minimal

Children’s National Names Gary Rogers as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 31, 2011
Renowned surgeon leads team specializing in plastic surgery for children

Children’s National Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants - March 17, 2011
Children's National has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)

Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Part of Landmark Study on Pediatric Asthma - March 16, 2011
Implications for treatment could impact school attendance, particularly in inner cities

Children’s National Nurses Recognized for Extraordinary Patient Care - February 22, 2011
National DAISY Award acknowledges 12 nurses at Children’s National

President's Budget Proposal Eliminates Pediatric Medical Education Funding - February 16, 2011
Children's National Medical Center at Risk of Severe Impact

Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, National Football League and The Washington Redskins Testify In Support of D.C.’s Athletic Concussion Protection Act - February 10, 2011
The Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington Redskins and the National Football League testified today in strong support of the “Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011” -- landmark legislation to protect youth and disabled athletes from the dangers of concussions.

Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and Children’s National Medical Center Lead the World in Detecting Critical Infant Heart Defects - February 8, 2011
Today, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulative body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with Children’s National Medical Center announced the rollout of a newborn screening program in Abu Dhabi for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD), the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD).

Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine - February 1, 2011
Fifty doctors from Children's National Medical Center were honored as the region's "Top Doctors" in the February 2011 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.

Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 31, 2011
New Advocacy and Policy Board Announced

Children's National and George Washington University Award more than $1 Million in Grants - January 28, 2011
Seed money accelerates young researchers' work and cultivates new talent

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Present Pediatric Health Care Trends at Arab Health Congress - January 25, 2011
This week, pediatric experts from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children’s National Medical Center will exchange research, insights, and best practices at the 4th Middle East Paediatrics Conference during the Arab Health Congress, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the Middle East.

Food Allergy: Important Information for Families - January 21, 2011

Science Translational Medicine: Creating Hope Act Incentivizes Pediatric Drug R&D - January 19, 2011
Commentary by Children’s National experts identifies the need for better programs to develop drugs that treat childhood rare diseases

Sleep Studies May Help Predict Complications in Common Pediatric Surgery - January 18, 2011
Tool could be one way to predict respiratory complications in removing adenoids and tonsils

Leading Biomedical Engineer Joins Children’s National - January 14, 2011
Raj Shekhar, PhD, to lead research and development in the fusion of surgical imaging techniques

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center Expand Services for Children and Families - January 13, 2011
Children’s National Pediatric Hospitalists and Neonatologists to Serve the Delmarva Peninsula

Kohl’s Donates $420,236 to Children’s National Medical Center - January 13, 2011
Kohl’s Community Asthma Program provides asthma prevention education to high-risk kids and their families

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