Entries by Kathey Jaucian

Treating osteoid osteoma with MR-HIFU

Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and surgeons from Children’s National are the first in the U.S. to use Magnetic Resonance-Guided High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) to treat pediatric osteoid osteoma. The trial, led by Principal Investigator Karun Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Interventional Radiology at Children’s National, began in 2015 and […]

Illuminating cardiometabolic risk in Down syndrome

Over the last several decades, physicians’ improved ability to treat the common comorbidities of Down syndrome, such as congenital heart disease, has dramatically prolonged survival. Today, more than 400,000 people across the country are living with Down syndrome, and life expectancy has increased to 60 years. New strategies to manage care for patients with Down […]

Puzzling symptoms lead to collaboration

Unraveling one of the greatest mysteries of Sarah B. Mulkey’s research career started with a single child. At the time, Mulkey, M.D., Ph.D., a fetal-neonatal neurologist in the Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine at Children’s National Health System, was working at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Rounding one morning at the neonatal […]

Patrick Hanley receives prestigious Manasevit Research Scholar Grant

The American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the National Marrow Donor Program have awarded the Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Scholar grant award to Children’s National researcher Patrick J. Hanley. Hanley, Ph.D., Laboratory Facility Director, Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Processing and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University, will receive the […]

Michael Bell to head Division of Critical Care

Michael J. Bell, M.D., will join Children’s National as Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in April 2017. Dr. Bell is a nationally known expert in the field of pediatric neurocritical care, and established the pediatric neurocritical care program at the Children’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. He is a founding member of […]

Lisa Guay-Woodford: minimizing kidney disease effects

The artist chose tempera paint for her oeuvre. The flower’s petals are the color of Snow White’s buddy, the Bluebird of Happiness. Each petal is accentuated in stop light red, and the blossom’s leaves stretch up toward the sun. With its bold strokes and exuberant colors, the painting exudes life itself. It’s the first thing […]

MR-guided right heart catheterization live streams at SCMR scientific sessions

Cardiologists from the Interventional Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (ICMR) Program at Children’s successfully live streamed a right heart catheterization procedure guided by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging during the Member Assembly Session of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scientific Session in early February. The ICMR program is a first-in-the-nation partnership between Children’s National and the National […]

Muscular Dystrophy Association awards grants to two Children’s National scientists

Two Children’s National Health System research scientists, Marshall Hogarth, Ph.D. and James Novak, Ph.D., have received Post-Doctoral Development Grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as part of funding awarded to young, rising researchers who are poised to become independent investigators. Over the next three years, Hogarth and Novak will be allotted $180,000 each to […]

Javad Nazarian named scientific director of the Brain Tumor Institute

Javad Nazarian, Ph.D., has been named scientific director of the Brain Tumor Institute of the Children’s National Health System. Since 2006, Dr. Nazarian has been an active member of the Brain Tumor Institute, contributing to the advancement in understanding pediatric brain tumors. He has been instrumental in his role as a Principal Investigator in the […]

Congenital heart disease and white matter injury

What’s known Eight of every 1,000 children born each year have congenital heart disease (CHD). Although recent advances have greatly improved the survival of these children, up to 55 percent will be left with injury to their brain’s white matter – an area that is critical for aiding connection and communication between various regions in […]

It took an act of Congress to save lives

Until now, medical research and innovation have been severely limited in the U.S. by regulations and lack of funding. On behalf of healthcare systems and medical innovators across the U.S., we applaud the House and Senate for their tremendous bipartisan effort to pass the 21st Century Cures Act that will transform our health and research […]