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Children's National Research & Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, in a partnership with Children's National Hospital, occupy 12,000 square feet of space on the hospital's research and innovation campus in Washington, D.C. The campus is located on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the northwest section of the city.

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About the Campus

The Children's National Research & Innovation Campus, located on a 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., is the nation's first innovation campus focused on pediatric research

There, Virginia Tech and Children's National researchers collaborate to develop novel treatments for cancer. 

Cancer Research Center (DC)

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    Hourigan Lab
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    The Hourigan Lab is focused on bringing precision medicine approaches to the care of patients suffering from the rare, highly-fatal, blood cancer Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

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    Mulvaney Lab
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    The Mulvaney Lab studies cellular signaling pathways and how changes in these pathways contribute to cancer with the goal of translating these findings into meaningful clinical improvements for patient care.

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    Yu Lab
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    The Yu Lab studies the basic principles of how chromatin modifying machineries and downstream effector proteins function and how cancer cells hijack these mechanisms to facilitate oncogenesis.

Visiting the Campus

Address:  7144 13th Pl NW, Washington, DC 20012

By train: Amtrak rail service is available daily between Roanoke and Union Station in Washington, D.C.  From Union Station, take the Red Line Metro toward Glenmont to the Takoma station. The campus is a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute ride-share trip from the station.

By air: From Reagan National Airport, take the Yellow Line Metro to Gallery Place, and the Red Line to Takoma Station. The campus is a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute ride-share trip from the station.

Parking: If you drive, parking is available on campus in an LED-lit, 975-space garage.

 

Where to Stay


The Virginia Tech Office of Health Sciences and Technology maintains a pair of furnished, two bedroom apartments near the research and innovation campus. The apartments, at The Vale, located at 6800 Georgia Ave N.W., are available to students on a first come, first served basis. First priority is given to Virginia Tech graduate students.

To stay in one of the apartments, email FBRI_dchousing@vtc.vt.edu for more information, to check availablility, and to complete the occupancy information sheet required by apartment management.