2014

Children's Hospital that is home to Sheikh Zayed Institute is ranked as one of the Best in US, The National, June 16, 2014

Mobile Phone App Could Help Detect Down Syndrome, Voice of America, April 24, 2014

Video: 3D Printing Technology for Medical Use, The National, April 22, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington Treats More Than 80,000 Children in 5 Years, Al Ittihad, April 20, 2014

A Million Dollars From the Mohammed bin Zayed Family and Abdulla bin Zayed Family for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for the Development of Pediatric Surgery in Washington, Al Ittihad, April 19, 2014

How Down Syndrome Could Soon Be Diagnosed With A Simple Smartphone Photo, The National, April 14, 2014

UAE Link With DC Hospital Helps Everyone, The National, April 9, 2014

How Zayed's Legacy Still Gives New Hope to Sick Children, The National, Apri 9, 2014

David Ignatius: At Children's National Hospital, Philanthropy with a Wallop, Washington Post, March 28, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Showcases Latest in Pediatric Surgery At United States Congress, Abu Dhabi City Guide, March 18, 2014

3D Printing, Dubai One Tv, March 18, 2014

2013

Media Videos, 2013

Paediatric Innovation Award Announced, The Gulf Today, January 28, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation To Lead Plans To Award $250,000 For Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, Abu Dhabi City Guide, January 27, 2013

Power Player of the Week: 3D Printer, Fox News Sunday, January 19, 2013

Doctors Using 3D Printers to Create Organ Replicas, NBC4, December 11, 2013

Medical Research Breakthroughs at Abu Dhabi-funded Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington DC, The National, October 25, 2013

Research is Vital in Push Towards 2030, The National, October 19, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Receives US FDA Grant to Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, Zawya, October 12, 2013

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council host delegration from US-based Children's National Medical Center, AMEInfo.com, September 9, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

UAE Varsity Students on Summer of Discovery in USA, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

Innovations in Treating Kids, PainResource.com, July 25 2013

3D Printers Help Heart Surgeons, Voice of America, July 30, 2013

Student Innovators and 3D Printing, Sky News Arabia, July 9, 2013

Children Living With Constant and Incurable Pain, BBC News, July 5, 2013

Five Khalifa University students represent UAE at Children's National Medical Center's elite bio-medical innovation program, Zawya, July 2, 2013

UAE Embassy in Washington hosted Abu Dhabi University Business Students, UAE Interact, July 7, 2013

Five UAE women who hope to make a difference, The National, June 9, 2013

Technology helps children heal, CNN Newsroom, May 17, 2013

3D Tech Making Surgery More Accurate, Fox Business, May 15, 2013

To help solve challenging cardiac problems, doctors at Children's press 'print,' The Washington Post, May 13, 2013

Specialists See Tools toTreat Pain in Video Games, The New York Times, April 20, 2013

Children's team treats pain with technology, integrative approaches, WTOP, April 19, 2013

At Children's Hospital, video games are part of the prescription, The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

A New Way To Treat Children With Chronic Pain, Scoop San Diego, April 18, 2013

Children's National Medical Center opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex, World Interior Design Network, April 8, 2013

Kinect-enabled games used in pain care for kids, GMA News Online, April 5, 2013

Video Games Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain, Mashable, April 4, 2013

The Healing Power of Video Games, Youth Today, April 4, 2013

The National Spotlights Children’s National Medical Center’s Innovative Sheikh Zayed Pain Medicine Initiative, The National, February 11, 2013


Children’s National Saves UAE Girl From Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Disease, The National, February 11, 2013


2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, January 13, 2014

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Medical Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, September 26, 2013

Children's National To Issue Concensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development, August 8, 2013

Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, June 14, 2013

U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals, June 11, 2013

Children's National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development, May 21, 2013

Children's National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations, April 19, 2013

Children's National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex, April 3, 2013

 

2012

Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise- December 18, 2012

Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.


Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.


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For more information about the gift and the Institute's launch, watch the launch video "Breaking Boundaries".

The creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation was made possible by a historic gift of $150 million from the Government of Abu Dhabi. It is the largest gift ever made to support pediatric surgery, and one of the largest to any children's hospital.

The gift followed a longtime relationship between the hospital and the United Arab Emirates, and it reflects a shared vision to advance medical innovation to improve children's health worldwide. Over the past decade, Children's National has been honored to have treated thousands of children from the United Arab Emirates, through a relationship with the Embassy of the UAE and the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi.    

Also contributing to the partnership was a friendship between philanthropist Joseph E. Robert, Jr., and His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Mr. Robert donated $25 million to Children's National after Dr. Kurt Newman performed a 10-hour surgery on Robert's son. The hospital's surgery department is named the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National.

Robert worked with Dr. Newman and other hospital executives to shape the vision for the surgery institute, challenging the team to think big to make the largest impact possible for children everywhere.

During the time Robert was shaping this vision and helping to bring it to life, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He celebrated the launch of the Sheikh Zayed Institute in 2009 and lost his courageous fight with cancer in 2010. The Institute honors Robert's legacy through the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation, which help educate the next generation of innovative scientists and surgeons.

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A Tribute to a Visionary Leader

The Institute is named in honor of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE and the country's president from 1971 until his death in 2004. The medical center's main campus in Washington, DC, the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine, is also named in his honor. In 2011, Sheikh Mohammed visited the campus and the Institute that bears his father's name.

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For more information about the gift and the Institute's launch, watch the launch video "Breaking Boundaries," or read about the gift in the Chronicle of Philanthropy or the UAE newspaper The National.

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