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Advancing the Vision of the Nation's First Pediatric & Healthcare Research Hub
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Alyssa Tomlinson

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

Sally Allain, M.Sc., M.B.A.
Head, JLABS @ Washington, D.C.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS

Kurt Newman, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Children's National Hospital

Sally Allain, as Regional Head of JLABS @ Washington, D.C., sets the strategic direction and oversees all operational activities for JLABS in the greater Washington metro region, including Maryland and Virginia. In this role, Sally is responsible for the process of evaluating and selecting a strong portfolio of innovators for JLABS @ Washington, D.C., and building strategic partnerships with corporate, academic, government and industry organizations that aim to strengthen the region’s life sciences innovation network. 

Dr. Kurt Newman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's National Hospital. He is a surgeon and recognized leader in pediatric healthcare nationally and in Washington, D.C. Since becoming CEO of Children’s National Hospital in 2011, he has fostered a culture of patient-centered care and championed a culture of innovation in research, operations and clinical care. Dr. Newman is a strong advocate for expanding mental health access for kids and has led two national forums on this issue. Dr. Newman joined Children’s National as a surgical fellow in 1984 and became Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President for the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care in 2003. In 2017, Dr. Newman’s medical memoir, Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine, debuted as an Amazon bestseller in pediatrics and earned national attention and critical praise in The New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post and Harvard Business Review. 100 percent of the proceeds from his book go to pediatric research.

Zoom webinar link: https://childrensnational.zoom.us/j/94891472838

Children's National Hospital is hosting Research Education Innovation Week from April 12th through April 16th. Download the REI Week flyer (PDF) for the full schedule of free online events. Through the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation, the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices partners with Children's National to advance the pediatric medical device innovation ecosystem.

This Event is For: Public


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