chair update

Message From The Chair: Philanthropy and Development By James P. Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA

Dear colleagues, This past Friday marked the 8th anniversary of the Main Event, the premier fundraising activity for the UVA Children's Hospital. The party was fantastic! There was great food, drinks, music, even gambling - all for the best of causes. The most remarkable aspect of the event was that nearly all the work involved was the product … Read More


January Quality Corner By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Culture of Safety Survey In December, the Medical Center took part in the Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. We are able to use this survey to compare the Culture of Safety here at UVA to other hospitals. We have previously taken part in this survey in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The survey … Read More

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Meet Aarat Patel By Aarat M. Patel, MD, FAAP, FACR, FACP

Division: Pediatrics Start Date: 10/2013 Medical School: Ross University Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics – Stony Brook University Medical Center Fellowship: Adult/Pediatric Rheumatology – University of Pittsburgh Research Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Myopathies   Proudest/greatest achievement … Read More


Innovation Spotlight By Kimberly Dunsmore, MD

University of Virginia Health System Grant:  A clinical sequencing program to direct treatment of relapsed pediatric cancers. This program is offered to pediatric patients with solid tumor cancers who have relapsed or who have cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy and is progressing to find a novel agent to treat their disease. We gene … Read More

EPIC newsletter

EPIC News By Martha Hellems, MD, MS

Choosing which diagnoses to share with your patients Diagnoses listed on the Problem List are, by default, printed on the after visit summary and are released to MyChart. (There are some exceptions –for example a diagnosis of HIV is not shared.) In general we should be sharing diagnoses from the problem list with patients, but there may be … Read More

Spotlight On

Dr. Victoria Norwood

Dr. Norwood Appointed to ABP Board of Directors

Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Norwood on her appointment to the Board of Directors for the American Board of Pediatrics. This is an incredibly prestigious honor, and gives Vicky (and UVA Children’s … Read More

Congratulations, Dr. Kellams and Team! UVA Rated in Top 5 Percent Nationally for Breastfeeding Care

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 15, 2014 – A federal survey ranked UVA Medical Center in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its support of breastfeeding. UVA ranked in the 95th percentile in a … Read More


Yan Hu to Present at Nephrology Investigator’s Forum

Please congratulate Yan Hu who has been selected … Read More

Patient Praise 1-26-15

Enjoy these comments the Health System has … Read More

Dr. Rogol Wins Lifelong Achievement Award

From Jim Nataro: With great pleasure and pride I … Read More

Patient Praise 1-12-15

Enjoy these comments the Health System has … Read More

What’s New

Camp LIGHT Applications Are Available!

From Kelly Truxell, Development Director: The "Summer Camp 2015 Letter" and "Camp LIGHT Camper Application" can be distributed to potential campers, and the remaining three documents are for … Read More


New Children’s Hospital Research Center Website

Please visit http://research.med.virginia.edu/chrc/ and check out the new website of the Children's Hospital Research Center (CHRC)! … Read More

New Year, New You Check Out New Classes for 2015

Please see the class schedules for Professional Development, Hoo’s Well, and the Mindfulness Center. … Read More

2015 Advocacy Training Grants Call for Applications

The 2015 Advocacy Training Grants Call for Applications is now open. CPTI will support 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC on April 12-14, … Read More