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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden spend time with kids in the hospital at Christmas

During the visit, the President and First Lady met with several families in the hospital’s CICU and also toured the telehealth command center to learn about the cutting-edge technology used to keep continuous watch over the most fragile children with critical heart disease. They also took time to thank hospital staff, including healthcare workers from the hospital’s Emergency Department.


Children’s National Hospital and CobiCure Launch Program to Help FDA-Cleared Medical Devices Achieve Pediatric Labeling

Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the opening of a request for proposal to solicit companies interested in obtaining pediatric labeling for medical devices that may address an unmet need in the pediatric population and that already have clearance or approval for adult use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Zika-exposed children may display neurodevelopmental differences

A new study finds that children who are exposed to the Zika virus while in the womb, but who are not subsequently diagnosed with Zika-related birth defects and congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), may still display differences in some aspects of cognitive development, mood and mobility compared to unexposed children.

NCI-PDI 2022 Pitch Competition Winners

Prestigious annual pediatric medical device competition announces winners as five innovators share in $150K in NCC-PDI funding

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announces five awardees chosen in its prestigious “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. Each received a share of $150,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with awards ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to support the advancement of pediatric medical devices.

Children’s National Hospital trial shows bionic pancreas improves Type 1 diabetes management compared to standard insulin delivery methods

A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose levels within normal range than standard-of-care management among people with Type 1 diabetes, a new  multicenter clinical trial has found. The trial, conducted partly at Children’s National Hospital was primarily funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

New clues into how the circadian clock helps the brain recover after injury

A type of brain cell that can renew itself is regulated by circadian rhythms, providing significant insights into how the body’s internal clock may promote healing after traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to new research from Children’s National Hospital. Released in the latest issue of eNeuro, the findings open new avenues of investigation for future TBI therapies.