Message from the Chair, James P. Nataro, MD PhD MBA Our Educational Mission

As I have said consistently since my arrival at UVA now four years ago, my personal vision for the Department of Pediatrics is excellence in all the missions, valued equally. Of the three main missions, clinical care, research, and education, excellence in education is often the most difficult to assess, and the easiest to overlook. Excellence … Read More


Q & A with Matthew Thomas, ScM, CGC UVA Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The department of Pediatrics congratulates Matthew Thomason the successful launch of his UVA Cardiovascular Genetics Program. The program will play a crucial role in the improved treatment of hereditary heart conditions. Here, Thomas shares his thoughts on the program. Q: What was the need for starting this program? A: There was an unmet need … Read More


Q & A with Ryan Lightner: 2014 Radiothon Children's Miracle Network Program Coordinator shares event highlights

Q: What was the Radiothon event? A: The Charlottesville Radio Group Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted on April 10-11, from 6 am - 6 pm. WINA (AM 1070), The Corner (FM 106.1), and Lite Rock Z95 (FM 95.1) worked together to broadcast some of UVA Children’s Hospital’s most inspiring stories. Patients, parents, doctors, nurses, and supporters shared … Read More


Grants Corner

Dr. Brian Belyea Awarded: K08 with NIH (NIDDK) Title: Role of Renin Progenitors in Hematopoiesis Dates: 7/01/2014 thru 03/31/2019 Amount funded for total project: 748,820     Project Abstract: The triggering events and cell of origin for leukemia development are usually unknown. We have recently discovered a novel mouse model of B … Read More


Message from the Chair, James P. Nataro, MD PhD MBA Life at The Battle Building

Colleagues, I am writing this statement from the 5th floor of the new Battle Building on our first day of patient care on the main floors. We saw our first patients in the Teen and Young Adult Center in June, thereby formally inaugurating the building. My thanks to all of you who have worked tirelessly (and stressfully) for the years-long … Read More

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Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital Watch Now on YouTube!

Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital will premiere in prime-time on NBC29, immediately following NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM. … Read More


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


Patient Praise 8-25-14

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UVA Study Allows Parents to Skype with Babies in NICU

Check out this great news story from NBC 29. … Read More

Patient Praise 8-18-14

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Patient Praise 8-11-14

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What’s New

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Recruiting for Asthma Study

Got ASTHMA? Got A Cell Phone? UVA Heath System Respiratory Medicine needs 12 to 17 year olds for a 6-month study. The study investigators want to see if daily text message reminders help teens with … Read More


Battle Building Updates

Today marks the completion of the moves of most of the Children’s and Women’s clinics that were planned to occupy the Battle Building. Not yet relocated are Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, … Read More


Children’s Fitness Clinic Joins Pediatric Endocrinology Division

The UVA Children’s Hospital proudly announces that the Children’s Fitness Clinic (CFC) is now part of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Appropriate referrals are children ages 6 months to 21 … Read More


Clinics on the Move! Battle Building Schedule

All clinics from the 4th floor of the Primary Care Center will complete the move to the new Battle Building over the July 19-20 weekend and will open for business on Monday, July 21, at 8:00 … Read More