Keynote Lectures from Research, Education & Innovation Week 2021

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Each year, the Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI) hosts Research, Education and Innovation Week to showcase the wide array of research and education programs occurring throughout the institution. The week-long event includes poster presentations, guest lectures, educational workshops and panel discussions.

Several acclaimed speakers were invited to deliver keynote lectures at the 11th annual Research, Education and Innovation Week, including Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA, FACS, president of Howard University; Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Sally Allain, MSc, MBA, head of JLABS @ Washington DC.

Keynote lectures from this year's week-long event are available to you below. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Promise of Prenatal Pediatrics

Diana W. Bianchi, MD
Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Adolescent Health and Well Being: How Far Have We Come?

Leslie R. Walker-Harding, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Ford/Morgan Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Dean, University of Washington
Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President, Seattle Children’s Hospital
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Children's National Research & Innovation Campus: Advancing the Vision of the Nation's First Pediatric and Healthcare Research Hub

Sally Allain, MSc, MBA
Head, JLABS @ Washington, DC, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Kurt Newman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Hospital
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Special Fireside Chat – Exceptional Opportunities for Pediatric Precision Health

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kurt Newman, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Hospital
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Healing the Acute Care Environment – Remedy 2020-2021

Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN
Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

The State of Diversity in the Medical Profession

Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA, FACS
President, Howard University
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