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Release Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 4:28 PM
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Howard University and Children’s National Health System Expand Partnership

WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) -- Howard University and Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) today announced intent to increase collaboration with respect to research, advocacy and medical education that will enhance health care delivery to the children of the District of Columbia.

“We are pleased to collaborate with one of the best pediatric health care systems in America,” said Howard University Dean of Medicine Mark S. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. “This alliance is truly a natural fit.  It will allow us to enhance and expand our medical education mission and provide integrated, cutting-edge research opportunities for faculty on both campuses.”

The two institutions have had an enduring relationship spanning decades; however, this renewed project will expand opportunities for pediatric education for Howard University medical students, as well as, provide training opportunities for a range of residency programs. 

“Howard University is a leader in medical education and we are excited to engage in this new partnership,” said Children’s National’s Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer, Mark L. Batshaw, M.D. “The opportunities to support the training of medical students and residents will enhance the pipeline of pediatric care providers that will ultimately improve the health outcomes for our patients.”

About Children’s National Health System
Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency departments, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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