Children’s National names university partner for Walter Reed campus

Virginia Tech is coming to Children’s National Hospital’s new campus at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The partnership will bring a 12,000-square-foot biomedical research complex to the 12-acre Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus, slated to deliver in December 2020 as part of the project’s first phase. In the university’s first D.C. location, Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion will establish a D.C. team to work with Children’s National on translational research projects, faculty recruiting, intellectual property work and commercialization, and trainings for students and fellows — all focused on pediatric cancers of the brain and nervous system.

“This is just a deadly disease in children,” said Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National. “There’s not a lot of answers yet, and I think by partnering, we’ll be able to move faster to cures and treatments.”

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