Children's National researcher receives ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award

September 08, 2008

The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) has awarded John van den Anker, MD, PhD, director of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children's National Medical Center, its annual Distinguished Investigator Award.

Dr. van den Anker, a neonatologist by training, receives this award for "his sustained and prolific contributions to pediatric clinical pharmacology," according to the ACCP.

The Distinguished Investigator Award is given yearly and recognizes superior scientific expertise and accomplishments by a senior investigator, usually involving a distinct area of research in basic or clinical pharmacology for which the individual is internationally known.

Dr. van den Anker is the director of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children's National Medical Center, and also serves as associate director of Children's Research Institute's Center for Clinical and Community Research. He is professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and holds the Evan and Cindy Jones Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children's National. He has received several major awards from the National Institutes of Health and has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers in the field of neonatal and pediatric clinical pharmacology. He also served as the president of the European Society of Developmental, Perinatal, and Pediatric Pharmacology from 2006-2008.
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Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children's National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.childrensnational.org. Children's Research Institute, the academic arm of Children's National Medical Center, encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts of the institution. Learn more about our research programs at http://www.childrensnational.org/research.

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