In September 2013, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering received the FDA P50 grant to form the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation. The grant was awarded by the FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development in its third round of funding since 2009 to consortia that advance the development of pediatric medical devices. The 2013 grants were awarded to consortia that brought together teams with excellence and expertise in delivering business, regulatory, legal, scientific, engineering, and clinical services for children. All consortia work collaboratively with the FDA to help innovators effectively navigate existing laws, regulations and agency guidance to protect the health and safety of children.


  • June 25, 2016 | Second Annual Innovation Day at Children’s National Health System
  • February 29, 2016 | Third Annual Competition on Pediatric Device Innovation at Children’s National Health System
  • October 23, 2015 | Third Annual Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center