Establishment of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National

Overview

CHHCS is leading the Liaison to Recruitment Innovation Centers (LRIC) module for the CTSI-CN, a partnership between Children’s National and The George Washington University (GW) to establish the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN). Funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the CTSI-CN offers unique resources in translating discovery to improved health, its vision is to promote innovations that speed the translation of research into improved child, family, and community health.

As the LRIC module lead, CHHCS is guiding the development of resources for recruitment best practices and designing the work flow for how recruitment integrates with study development and implementation. The LRIC has also conducted a survey of participants at GW and Children’s National to learn about the recruitment resources they need to be successful and created an innovative program to have GW public health students design social marketing campaigns to recruit patients for trials.