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Learn About Our Research

Learn About Our Research

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), a partnership between Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University, facillitates and supports a number of active research studies and clinical trials. To learn more about our our research and its impact on the community, please vist one of the following:

Science Café 360°

Science Café 360 is a casual space for open dialogue between researchers, community members, and social scientists. Researchers demystify what they do, how they do it, and why they think it will help local residents. Community members - anyone from the casually interested to health activists, from citizen patients to street scholars - will probe, debate, and share ideas that come from living the experience. The cafes are hosted in DC’s Busboys and Poets (Brookland) coffee shop on weekday evenings.             

The Science Café 360 series is sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Childrens National (CTSI-CN): The CTSI-CN offers unique resources in translating discovery to improved health. 

To learn more about Science Café 360 please visit: Science Café 360


In collabroation with The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN) is proud to take part in AWARE for All - D.C., a free program that aims to educate and empower the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia communities in making informed decisions about clinical research participation. This event includes free health screenings and food, informational exhibits that feature community organizations and research centers, local physician and patient speakers, and a reception to honor clinical research participants. The AWARE events are sponsored nationally by EMD Serono and regionally by local organizations and research centers.

Our lives are impacted by clinical research every day. Each medication you take was proven safe and made available with the help of clinical trials and the individuals who participated. This process and those who get involved are crucial to the advancement of medicine.

Learn important questions to ask your doctor or healthcare provider so that you can make informed decisions regarding your participation.

AWARE for All Take-Aways:

  • Learn what clinical trials are and how they work
  • Learn why society needs clinical research
  • Understand the safety, benefits and risks of clinical research
  • Meet local doctors and patients

To learn more about AWARE for All - D.C. please visit: AWARE for All - D.C.

DC Health Matters

DC Health Matters provides a one-stop resource for online access to community health indicators and related resources that impact the health of DC communities. You will find hundreds of community health measures, evidence- based promising practices, local resources, and funding opportunities on this site. DC Health Matters was developed with substantive community engagement and funded through a CTSI-CN supplemental grant.

To learn more about DC Health Matters please visit the official website: DC Health Matters

Innovation District

Innovation District houses the latest and greatest in pediatric research and clinical innovations from Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., with scientists, physicians and other health professionals around the world. The Innovation District content team blends expertise in medicine, heath communications, and content creation to highlight research, advancements, and other news across 15 specialties. Children’s doctors are frequent contributors to the Perspectives blog.

To learn more about Innovation District please visit: Innovation District