Goals

To realize this mission, we provide a rich environment for performing fully translational IDDR in the four collaborating DC academic medical centers (Children’s National Health System (lead), George Washington University, Howard University, and Georgetown University). Our specific aims are:
  • AIM 1: To identify the causes and develop new clinical approaches for the prevention or amelioration of IDD
 
  • AIM 2: To provide accessible, state-of-the-art and cost-effective core facilities for cohesive, multidisciplinary research and education/training in IDDR
 
  • AIM 3: To create an intellectual home for investigators engaged in IDDR
 
  • AIM 4: To implement an innovative Research Project that addresses one of the five IDDR themes (Developing Biomarkers of Premature Brain Injury)