Features

Discovery: Major Step Toward Growing Kidneys Cells That Produce Blood Vessels Identified, Paving Way for Tissue Engineering

In a significant step toward growing replacement kidneys, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney. It’s a discovery of critical importance, as efforts to grow kidneys have long been frustrated by the inability to create the vasculature necessary for … Read More

Welcome, Elizabeth Molina!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Molina, M.B.A., as Department of Pediatrics Administrator. Liz will succeed Stephanie Bingler in this role, in view of Stephanie’s retirement this month. Liz has worked with American Airlines, UPG, and most recently the Department of Radiology, where she currently serves as … Read More

Congratulations, Kristen Hojnowski! Recipient of the Robert M. Blizzard Pediatric Scholar Award

It is with great pleasure and pride that I can announce that the Blizzard Award Committee has unanimously chose Kristen Hojnowski as this year’s recipient of the Robert M. Blizzard Pediatric Scholar Award.  Not only has Kristen amassed a remarkable academic record during medical school, but she has done so with great warmth, kindness, humility, and … Read More

Together In the Service of Children By Karin League, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP

As I entered the Battle Building the other day, I stopped to look at the beautiful art, and I thought: we work within the University of Virginia Children's Hospital, the sole provider of specialty children's services for a very large geographic area. We are proud of what we do, and I am sure all of us think we do this well. As we draw nearer to the … Read More

Welcome to the team, Dr. Rachel Moon!

Specialty: General Pediatrics Medical School: Emory University Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Q: What are you most excited about now that you’ve joined the team? A: I’m excited about the new opportunities and new challenges, both for me and for the Division. We have smart, talented, and passionate faculty and staff – and I … Read More

Race Car Toy Box Brings Cancer Awareness

UVA Children's Hospital, Richmond International Raceway, the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, and Sprint joined forces to raise awareness for children and families impacted by cancer.  A race car toy box, complete with a custom "24" paint scheme, was crafted and filled with toys to be donated to the UVA Children's Hospital. The Raceway went gold … Read More

Quality Corner: Patient Satisfaction – What can we do to move the needle? By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Patient satisfaction is a widely used indicator for measuring the quality of health care – specifically how the care was delivered. Although some people argue that patient satisfaction does not equate to quality care, we have to remember that patients, and their parents and families, are consumers of our care and as such, have the capability and … Read More

Spotlight On

2015 Mid-Atlantic Young Investigators Forum Winners Eugene Lin and Yan Hu

From Maria Luisa Sequeira Lopez and Ariel Gomez: Please join us to congratulate our graduate students who won basic research awards at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Young Investigators Forum: Eugene … Read More

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

Recognition

Patient Praise 2-1-16 Enjoy the comments that the Health System has received from patients and families!

Excellent and caring nursing staff! Amazing … Read More

Congratulations Jenn Oliver!

From Jim Nataro: Colleagues, I am happy for … Read More

Patient Praise 1/12/16 Enjoy the comments that the Health System has received from patients and families!

Our experience was highly satisfactory. I liked … Read More

Congratulations, Kate Wilson!

Congratulations to Kate Wilson! She applied to the … Read More

What’s New

PEDIATRIC DAY AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016 IS COMING UP SOON!

Everyone will be gathering in Richmond on Thursday January 28, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 E. Broad Street, Richmond. We will meet there at 730 am and learn about the health issues that are … Read More

Call for abstracts for Medical Education Week Poster Session 2016

Both medical and graduate education qualifies - UME, GME, CME, MD-PhD, BIMS (PhD), Interprofessional The Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) is soliciting poster abstracts for the 2016 ADE … Read More

Welcome, Elizabeth Molina!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Molina, M.B.A., as Department of Pediatrics Administrator. Liz will succeed Stephanie Bingler in this role, in view of Stephanie’s … Read More

Congratulations, Kristen Hojnowski! Recipient of the Robert M. Blizzard Pediatric Scholar Award

It is with great pleasure and pride that I can announce that the Blizzard Award Committee has unanimously chose Kristen Hojnowski as this year’s recipient of the Robert M. Blizzard Pediatric Scholar … Read More