Creating a Healing Environment by Karin Skeen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

What does a bronze rabbit, a miniature CAT scan, and amazing artwork have in common? They are all parts of the healing environment at UVA Children’s Hospital. Caring for children’s with illness or injury goes beyond medical care. The Samueli Institute, a non-profit research organization and recognized authority on the science of healing, developed … Read More

Maureen Coleman: A Look Back

An Interview with Maureen Coleman Q: When did you first start with the Department? A: I started as a temp in the Department in January 1989 in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.  It was supposed to be a two week assignment to help with clinic dictations.  In April of 1989, I took the job full time and have been here ever since. Q: What is … Read More

Service Line Designation by G. Paul Matherne, MD, MBA

Children’s Medical Center, Children’s Hospital? Women and Children’s Service Line? What is in a name? “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet“ The Children’s Hospital at the University of Virginia started out as a modest children’s department in the 1970’s and due to the hard work of pioneers like Dr. Mclemore Birdsong and Dr. Robert … Read More

Medical Yoga at UVA by Ina Stephens, MD

Mental health issues are epidemic among today’s youth.  Recent studies suggest that up to half of all teens have complaints related to stress, anxiety, and/or depression.  In the United States, we have an unprecedented rise in the rates of child and teen suicide. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending universal depression screening … Read More

Quality Corner: Continuous Change & Maintenance of Certification by Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Continuous Change Walk around the hospital and it seems like things are constantly changing. On the 7th floor, we are reminded of this with the renovations over the last two years. Within the quality improvement world, continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a reminder that evidence and best practice continually evolve. If we are not changing then … Read More

Development Corner

We caught up with Polly Hunter, Director of Development, about what’s happening with the Development team.   Q: What are you working on now? A: We just finished our Dance Marathon programs and had a blast! Here are the details: HooThon at UVA and Madithon at JMU (Children’s Miracle Network program events) The University of … 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