Professionalism By Karin League, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP

As you all know, professionalism is one of the key ASPIRE values of the Health System.  Professionalism is one of those qualities that we all admire, and that we demand from our peers, but we don’t often stop to think about what it means.  Merriam-Webster defines it as follows: Professionalism … Read More

Sports Cardiology at UVA by Peter Dean, MD, Pediatric Cardiology

Tell me about your program. UVA sports cardiologist Robert Battle, MD, started this program. For close to 7 years now, he has been scanning first year athletes at UVA. Division 1 athletes are the highest risk group for sudden cardiac arrest on the field. Out of those athletes, college football and basketball are highest risk sports. Many … Read More

Quality Corner: The Lean Management System by Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Over the last couple of months, the Women’s & Children’s Service Line, including the Children’s Hospital, has been integrating the Lean Management System (LMS; aka “The Model Cell”) throughout its inpatient units. One of the main ideas around using a LMS is improved communication throughout the service line. This allows those at the bedside to … Read More

Dr. Ariel Gomez Receives a Distinguished Alumni Award

CHRC director, Dr. R. Ariel Gomez was recently award the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement by the University of Iowa Carver College Medical Alumni Association. The award was established in 1998 as the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the institution. The Alumni Award for Achievement in particular is given to a deserving … Read More

Meet Sana Syed

Sana Syed, MD, MSc What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? Helping to mentor and support those around me. My family (especially my mother, father, and grandfather) have always encouraged us to give back where ever we live, both to our community, and to the people we work with. Having grown up in Pakistan … Read More

Announcing University of Virginia’s First Clinical Informatics Fellow By Martha Hellems

We are proud to announce University of Virginia School of Medicine’s new Clinical Informatics (CI) Fellowship.  This 2-year training program, accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education, is housed in the Department of Pediatrics but is open to board-certified or board-eligible physicians from any medical specialty. Please … 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

What’s New

AAP Seeking Nominations

The AAP is seeking nominations for the editorial board of PREP Subspecialty Online Assessments for several specialties. You must be an AAP Fellow and have strong educational credentials and proven … Read More

2016 Medical Education Week

You are cordially invited to participate in the activities of the 2016 Medical Education Week. Two of our Pediatric faculty are presenting research posters. Lunch will be served. Please register if … Read More


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