Children's National Health System, Virginia Tech team up on innovation campus

A new partnership, announced Thursday, is the extension of existing relationships between researchers at Children’s Research Institute and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, who have worked together for more than a decade and have shared research grants, collaborative publications and intellectual property. (Elkus Manfredi)

Washington, D.C.-based Children’s National Health System announced a formal partnership with Virginia Tech, including the construction of a 12,000-square-foot Virginia Tech biomedical research facility within the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus.

The $190 million pediatric research innovation campus is an expansion of Children’s National that is being developed on an approximately 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. The first phase of the campus is expected to open in December 2020. 

The partnership, announced Thursday, is the extension of existing relationships between researchers at Children’s Research Institute and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, who have worked together for more than a decade and have shared research grants, collaborative publications and intellectual property.

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