Coronavirus Update

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, all REI Week events are canceled and will be rescheduled. Many of the keynote lectures will still be held on their specified dates (see Schedule of Events), but will be broadcast instead of held in-person. Updates will be sent out regarding keynotes. Please check back later for updates on rescheduled events. 

Celebrating 10 years of scholarly achievements of our faculty, staff and trainees; the 150th birthday of Children's National Hospital; and the upcoming opening of the new Children's National Research and Innovation Campus.

Research, Education and Innovation Week

Each year, Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI) hosts Research, Education and Innovation (REI) Week to showcase the wide array of research and education programs occurring throughout the institution. This week-long celebration includes over 300 poster presentations, guest lectures, educational workshops and panel discussions.

REI Week began in 2000 as a Research Day in order to showcase the breadth of translational, clinical, and community research and educational projects performed in our hospital. The inaugural Research Day hosted approximately 100 research projects.

Beginning in 2011, Research Day evolved into the current REI Week expanded format to include guest lectures, educational workshops, panel discussions, and call attention to services and support teams available to researchers here at Children’s National. In its inaugural year, REI Week hosted 231 posters (an increase from 191 the prior year). Each year we celebrate the growth of the event.

How to Get Involved

Submit an abstract. We encourage everyone engaged in basic and translational research, clinical research, community research, education and training development, and quality improvement to submit abstract. (The deadline for abstract submissions was January 14, 2020.)

View posters. Visit the Costco Wholesale Atrium from 8:00am-4:00pm each day during REI Week to view different posters. Presenters are asked to stand by their posters from 1:00pm-3:00pm from April 20-22 to discuss their projects and answer questions.

Attend lectures. We have an incredible line-up of speakers as we celebrate ten years of REI Week and the 150th anniversary of Children’s National.

Spread the word. Help us spread the word about this event! #REI2020atCN

Executive Sponsors & Leadership

Mark Batshaw, MD

EXE. VP, Physician-in-Chief

Vittorio Gallo, PhD

Chief Research Officer

Kerstin Hildebrandt, MSHS

VP, Research

Linda Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC

VP, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer

Stephen Teach, MD, MPH

Associate Dean & Chair, Pediatric Academic Affairs

Abstract Statistics

Year 2020
Year 2019