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Khalifa University students selected for US paediatric summer programme

Posted on 21/07/2016

Four students from Khalifa University have been selected to take part in a summer programme at a US paediatric hospital. The students were selected along with 20 others from universities around the world, and will participate in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation's student innovators programme at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington. The three undergraduates – Mohammed Alteneiji, Salim Almulla and Mohammed Alharmoodi – and one graduate student, Sarah ...  >>MORE

Children’s National Medical Centre shares innovative insights in the treatment and diagnosis of cerebral palsy at Latifa Hospital

Posted on 04/05/2016

A multi-disciplinary team, consisting of a paediatric physiatrist, paediatric occupational therapist and paediatric physical therapist from the Children's National Medical Centre, home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, D.C, has conducted a week-long training programme on the contemporary treatment and diagnosis of children with cerebral palsy in the UAE. Hosted by Latifa Hospital in Dubai, the training attracted attendance from more than 20 physical ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima briefed on Children's National Medical Center's innovative medical approaches

Posted on 20/04/2016

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, was given an insight into the state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC is providing to children, during a meeting with a delegation from the paediatric facility at Rowdat Al Reef Palace yesterday. The Center, ranked ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute and A. James Clark School award US$250,000 to six innovators

Posted on 23/03/2016

The National Capital Consortium for Paediatric Device Innovation, NCC-PDI, Competition, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, DC, and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, have awarded a total of US$250,000 (AED918,000+) in grant money to six paediatric medical device innovations that addressed a significant, yet unmet paediatric need. The FDA-funded consortium's third ...  >>MORE

SZI is home to the first-of-its-kind Minimally Invasive Paediatric Surgical Training Centre

Posted on 18/11/2015

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation, SZI, at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington D.C., is now home to the first-of-its-kind Karl Storz Centre of Excellence - Minimally Invasive Paediatric Surgical Training Centre. The centre, which completed its inaugural training session earlier this year, is part of the hospital's Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation. The space is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical towers and instruments, ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington D.C. announces winning innovators in paediatric medical device competition

Posted on 28/10/2015

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington D.C. has announced the two winning paediatric medical device innovators at the Third Annual Paediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium. AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a US$50,000 award in the annual competition that was part of the institute's third annual symposium focused on fostering innovation ...  >>MORE

Principal investigator of Sheikh Zayed Institute Immunology Initiative finds possible Neuroblastoma Tumour cure

Posted on 01/09/2015

Children's National Medical Centre, home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Paediatric Medicine in Washington, D.C., USA, has discovered a method to cure neuroblastoma tumours in mice. This discovery opens the door for future clinical studies for a therapeutic patient-specific vaccine to cure one of the most common childhood cancers. Neuroblastoma is the third most common tumour in childhood, and the most common cancer in ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation first in US to destroy bone tumours

Posted on 01/06/2015

Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre are the first in the US to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumour that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound, or MR-HIFU, method. Two patients, 16-year-old Alfredo Coreas and 10-year-old Niyati Shah, have been treated successfully in a research study aimed at testing the safety ...  >>MORE

Children’s National Paediatric Cardiologist receives American Fellowship Award

Posted on 20/04/2015

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2015 (WAM)-- A senior paediatric cardiologist at the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, DC, has received the Distinguished Fellowship Award at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session. Gerard Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Centre for Heart, Lung, and Kidney Disease, has helped lead the Children's National's Heart Institute to become an international leader in comprehensive cardiac care for infants, children and adults, while also ...  >>MORE

Children’s National Medical Centre in U.S. selects finalist for Sheikh Zayed Prize

Posted on 28/10/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Eight finalists have been selected from a competitive field of 56 entries received from across the U.S. and internationally for the Sheikh Zayed Prize for Paediatric Device Innovation. The eight finalists, all representing outstanding innovation in paediatric medical devices, have been selected to present their proposals for a chance to compete for one of two US$50,000 top awards at the Sheikh Zayed Institute Second Annual Paediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by ...  >>MORE

Children’s National ranked among best paediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on 17/06/2014

For the fourth year in a row, the Children s National, home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, D.C., has been ranked among the United States best paediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. Children s ...  >>MORE

UAE Ambassador helps raise record sum for children’s hospital

Posted on 13/04/2014

A glittering charity ball for Children's National Medical Centre in Washington raised nearly US$11 million, about Dh40m – the most successful single charity event in the US capital's history. The total surged past US$10m with donations of US$1m each from the families of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The event for nearly 1,000 guests from Washington's ...  >>MORE

David Ignatius: At Children’s National hospital, philanthropy with a wallop

Posted on 30/03/2014

Money may be the root of all evil, as the saying goes, but I was reminded last week of the overwhelming good it can do when put to work at a place such as the Children's National Health System in Washington. Big medicine, funded by the wealthiest and most generous philanthropists, is achieving astonishing breakthroughs. I was lucky enough to see some of them on a tour of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Robert ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation showcases latest in paediatric surgery at US Congress

Posted on 19/03/2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C., has showcased latest in paediatric surgery at United States Congress. Researchers and staff from the Sheikh Zayed Institute visited the Rayburn House Office, one of the main office buildings of the US House of Representatives, for an all-day event highlighting the latest in paediatric surgical technology. Congressmen and visitors were invited to stop by and speak with ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation to award US$250,000 to commercialise medical devices for use in children

Posted on 28/01/2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at the Children's National Medical Centre based in Washington, D.C., and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, are leading the plans of the National Capital Consortium for Paediatric Device Innovation to award US$250,000 (Dh918,225) to US-based individuals and companies seeking to commercialise medical devices for use in children. Earlier last year, the Sheikh Zayed Institute received a grant from the US ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National receives US FDA grant to form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium

Posted on 13/10/2013

The Washington, D.C.- based Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Center has received a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to form the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI). The grant is for US$700,000 and is part of an anticipated five year award. The Sheikh Zayed Institute, which was created in 2009 thanks to a US$150 million gift from the Government of Abu Dhabi, is a global model for ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out

Posted on 25/08/2013

Tucked away on the top floor of a renowned children's hospital, the educational efforts of a medical institute in Washington are paving the way for more innovation in childcare. With annual fellowships for deserving health-care professionals, and a training programme for university students, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation is working to make sure that ideas to advance medicine truly reach fruition. The process of ensuring that an innovative thought becomes ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Prize for Paediatric Surgical Innovation Presented by Children's National Medical Centre (USA)

Posted on 19/06/2013

Washington, D.C.: Omar Al Shamsi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, presented the inaugural Sheikh Zayed Prize for Paediatric Surgical Innovation to Dr. Heung Bae Kim of Boston Children's Hospital. The prize recognizes a mid-career individual who has successfully advanced surgical care for children, and includes a US$20,000 award. The prize presentation took place on June 13th following Dr. Heung's presentation on "Patient Inspired Surgical Innovation," during the ...  >>MORE

Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex

Posted on 08/04/2013

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C., has opened a new Pain Medicine Care Complex for children, which aims to eliminate their pain by addressing each patient's pain from every angle. The Pain Medicine Care Complex combines new treatment approaches with sophisticated data collection via novel gaming technology that fully engages young patients and also objectively measures their treatment progress, for the first ...  >>MORE

Breakthroughs at UAE-funded clinic uses play to assess pain

Posted on 10/02/2013

Where does it hurt, and how much? Most adults can answer those questions, but for doctors treating children it can be a challenge to obtain the information they need. A new clinic is changing that with two inventions that could revolutionise the treatment of children's pain - not just in the United States, where the clinic opened last month, but also in the UAE, source of the funds behind the American unit. The first new development is software that maps body motion, which doctors are using ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington, DC, to open clinic to manage children's pain

Posted on 11/12/2012

On the sidelines of the 3rd Annual World Healthcare Congress Middle East taking place in Abu Dhabi this week, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation announced it will be opening its first specialised pain medicine clinic for children. The clinic will be located at the Children's National Medical Centre headquarters, on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine in Washington, DC. The Sheikh Zayed Institute's Paediatric Pain Medicine Clinic will open its ...  >>MORE

UAE has great opportunity to innovative technology in paediatrics: Dr. Newman

Posted on 08/08/2012

The UAE has a great opportunity to lead in new paediatric technology to improve healthcare for children, a proven leader in the development and application of innovative treatments for childhood illness and injuries said last night. Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children s National Medical Centre at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine in Washington, told the Mohammed bin Zayed Ramadan Majlis about a new forward-thinking concept in medicine about finding new ways of ...  >>MORE

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Khalifa University students selected for US paediatric summer programme


Children’s National Medical Centre shares innovative insights in the treatment and diagnosis of cerebral palsy at Latifa Hospital


Sheikha Fatima briefed on Children's National Medical Center's innovative medical approaches


Sheikh Zayed Institute and A. James Clark School award US$250,000 to six innovators


SZI is home to the first-of-its-kind Minimally Invasive Paediatric Surgical Training Centre


Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington D.C. announces winning innovators in paediatric medical device competition


Principal investigator of Sheikh Zayed Institute Immunology Initiative finds possible Neuroblastoma Tumour cure


Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation first in US to destroy bone tumours


Children’s National Paediatric Cardiologist receives American Fellowship Award


Children’s National Medical Centre in U.S. selects finalist for Sheikh Zayed Prize


Children’s National ranked among best paediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report


UAE Ambassador helps raise record sum for children’s hospital


David Ignatius: At Children’s National hospital, philanthropy with a wallop


Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation showcases latest in paediatric surgery at US Congress


Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation to award US$250,000 to commercialise medical devices for use in children


Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National receives US FDA grant to form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium


Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out


Sheikh Zayed Prize for Paediatric Surgical Innovation Presented by Children's National Medical Centre (USA)


Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex


Breakthroughs at UAE-funded clinic uses play to assess pain


Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington, DC, to open clinic to manage children's pain


UAE has great opportunity to innovative technology in paediatrics: Dr. Newman