OT: VT partners with National Childrens Hospital

Children's National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children's National Research & Innovation Campus

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Children's National Hospital and Virginia Tech announce a formal partnership that will include the construction of a 12,000-square foot Virginia Tech biomedical research facility within the new Children's National Research & Innovation Campus.

The campus is an expansion of Children's National that is located on a nearly 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and is set to open its first phase in December 2020.

This will further expand VT's ever-growing presence in the DC area. Would love to hear VTGuitarMan's thoughts on this, if any!

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Children's is one of the top pediatrics hospitals in the country so from a prestige standpoint, it's a big win for us. Expanding our footprint in the NCR is good for us.

My hope is that this doesn't diminish our relationship with Carillon Children's as we're such an important part of what they do on a daily basis.

The beautiful thing about Children's network is they work in conjunction with others very well. This is a huge win for the valley providing much needed access closer to home for those in the area.

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Can't agree with this enough...Children's has a stellar reputation in the United States and abroad. They are always in the US News World Report Top 10, and are a benchmark for many other hospital systems in the nation.

Plus their academic and research enterprise will be a huge outlet for people doing biochemical engineering, drug development or any other smart people stuff.

This will be great for VT.

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Anything to shorten the car queues to gain entry to the parking garage. Had to take the wife their when she was pregnant and the wait time was somewhere between 12 - 30 min just to make the left turn to enter the garage. The doctors and staff were fantastic, but man, that wait time was killing me.

Go Hokies!

Looks like we're getting a floor of labs in one of their new buildings. Good stuff.

That looks like a pretty big deal.

This is a great thing for expanding VT's research enterprise and our impact on health research, but in reality it will have effectively no impact on the main campus or our research capacity here. Collaborations with Carilion and the Fralin Biomedical Institute in Roanoke are even somewhat hard due to the travel time required between the campuses, but that's getting better with more institutional support. Our connection to this new facility will basically be zero, I suspect. We will hire new faculty/researchers and that will be great, but I have a feeling it will be more of its own entity than what we might consider VT proper.