Children’s Research Institute | Academic Annual Report 2017-2018

Innovation Through Collaboration

About

Our Vision and Leadership

Children’s National Health System aspires to be a top-five academic pediatric health system that is recognized as leading the quest to prevent or cure many of childhood’s most serious and prevalent disorders. We will achieve this vision through a unique collaboration between clinical and research programs, innovative educational programs, enhanced academic partnerships, improved infrastructure, and a stable base of financial support. Through this approach, our role as a national and international leader in the research and treatment of childhood diseases will be significantly strengthened.

CRI Leadership

Senior Leadership

  • Kurt D. Newman, M.D., President and CEO
  • Mark L. Batshaw, M.D., Director and Chief Academic Officer, Physician-in-Chief
  • Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Scientific Director
  • Stephen Teach, M.D., Chair of Pediatrics
  • Naomi Luban, M.D., Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
  • Mary Ottolini, M.D., Vice Chair for Medical Education

Center Directors

  • Catherine Bollard, Ph.D., MBChB, Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
  • Eric Vilain, Ph.D., Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research (2016)
  • Joshua Corbin, Ph.D., Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
  • Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D., Director, Center for Translational Science and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National
  • Anthony Sandler, M.D., Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Center Associate Directors

  • Jeffrey Dome, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
  • Yuan Zhu, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
  • William D. Gaillard, M.D., Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience Research

Administration

  • Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., MBA, PMP, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
  • Kerstin Hildebrandt, MSHS, Vice President, Research Administration
  • Carmen Mendez, Vice President, Grants & Contracts and Finance
Letter

From the Directors

Previous Read
People

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D, Internationally Renowned Neuroscientist, Named Chief Research Officer