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Call for Nominations for 2014 Kendig Award Nominations due April 14

The Edwin and Mary Kendig Research Award is given annually to a fellow in the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics who has demonstrated excellence in clinical or basic science research over the course of his or her fellowship. Success in research is determined by letters from mentors, manuscripts submitted or accepted for publication, … Read More

Opportunities to Support the Ashlawn Opera

Looking for a summer house sitter or just a little variety in your life? Consider this! Do you have a need for someone to watch your house, feed your cat, water your plants, collect your mail this summer? Or have you always considered hosting an exchange student but didn't feel comfortable committing for a long time period? Or are you merely … Read More

Congratulations to our 2014 Pediatric Interns!

Meet our incoming intern class: Rachel Clark, Mercer University Crystal Craig, Texas Tech University Emily Davis, University of South Carolina Kevin Glinton, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Catherine Goodall, Northwestern University Stephanie Hartman, University of Virginia Liana Horner, Thomas Jefferson University Joey … Read More

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Elections to American Pediatric Society Drs. K. Fairchild and V. Norwood

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Fairchild and Dr. Vicky Norwood for their recent election to the American Pediatric Society! The American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research … Read More

Heather Humphrey

Meet Heather Humphrey New KidsMatter Writer

Hi everyone! My name is Heather Humphrey and I am excited to write your Kids Matter newsletter and to be part of your team. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in … Read More


Patient Praise 4-14-14

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Patient Praise 4-7-14

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Patient Praise 3-31-14

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Patient Praise 3-21-14

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Welcome to New Pediatrics Fellows!

Carolyn Word is beginning her Allergy & Immunology fellowship here at UVA as a “Triple Hoo.” She completed her undergraduate degree at UVA in Biomedical Engineering in 2005 and then completed … Read More

Matthew Harer

Welcome to the New Pediatrics Fellows!

Matthew Harer - Neonatology/Perinatology. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Matthew has spent the past 12 years at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, completing his education and pediatric residency. … Read More

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Tay-Sachs and a Mother’s Journey Jim Ogan, MD

The Still Point of The Turning World: A Mother’s Story Emily Rapp, Penguin USA, 2013 Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and … Read More


Thoughtful Medicine Maria Adelmann

By the end of his first year of Medical School, Robert Abbot was completely overwhelmed – in the health care profession, this physical and emotional exhaustion is called “burnout” and it’s common. … Read More