President Knapp Receives Award from Children’s National Health System

Annual honor recognizes notable individuals and organizations for their work.

Steven Knapp
From left: Mark Batshaw, Michael Williams, President Knapp, Kurt Newman, Ryan Morales and Dr. Bear pose for a photo. (Courtesy photo)
December 14, 2015

George Washington President Steven Knapp was presented with an award last week from Children’s National Health System.

Dr. Knapp received a Chairman’s Special Award at the Children’s National annual meeting, which brings together members of the system’s governing boards, auxiliary boards, faculty and management. The award honors notable individuals and organizations for their important associations or shared mission with Children’s National.

During his GW tenure, Dr. Knapp has fostered a collaborative relationship between the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Children’s National. The SMHS Department of Pediatrics is housed at Children’s National, where it offers a variety of training programs for third- and fourth-year medical students. Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area.

The partnership fosters hands-on learning and exposure to pioneering research. Earlier this year, a group of researchers from GW and Children’s National received a $6.2 million National Institute of Health grant to better understand the pathology and treatment for pediatric dysphagia—a chronic difficulty with feeding and swallowing commonly found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.


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Faculty from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will join Children’s National scientists to study the feeding and swallowing disorder.