The Children’s National Medical Center Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine is located in Washington DC. The Institute was established in 2009 with a $150 million grant from the United Arab Emirates. It focuses on research and developments aimed at improving the health of children and minimizing the needs of invasive procedures.
The Sheikh Zayed Institute created a state of the art research center which is home to world leaders in bioengineering, surgical robotics, biomedical imaging, and genetic medical research. Everyone on the staff is dedicated to finding innovative methods for improving pediatric surgery. Since its inception, the Institute has developed new devices and treatments geared towards making surgery less invasive and painful for patients.
Through the Institute’s exhaustive efforts, there have been breakthroughs in pain management, immunology, improvement to pediatric devices, as well as increased knowledge and understanding of the genetic outline of disease. Some of the most impacting highlights of the Institute have been through the advancements made to immunology. The ability to use a child’s own immune system to fight illness without the need for surgery has been groundbreaking. Developments in technology that replace the need for blood tests or digital stethoscopes that can detect heart murmurs are other advancements made possible through the research done at the Institute. The Sheikh Zayed Institute is focused on continuing research and advancement in these areas as well as other exciting developments which include a high-intensity focused ultrasound and the first objective measure of pediatric pain.
The Institute is committed to enhancing medical childcare worldwide and improving pediatric surgery by making it less painful and invasive. Through fellowships and residencies, the advancements mentioned above are being shared with other medical professionals to help improve the delivery of pediatric care throughout the world. By sharing this groundbreaking research, they hope to have a global impact and a more positive patient experience overall.