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

As we settle into 2016 it’s a good time to pause and consider what we truly want to accomplish as a team this year. We have much to be proud of in Children’s Hospital and many exciting new services will be available this year. With so much going on it’s easy to get lost in the list of to dos, email, and the daily grind. With activity swirling … Read More

The Section of Pediatric Psychology By Laura Shaffer, PhD

Q: Tell me about your program. A: The Section of Pediatric Psychology in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics provides outpatient behavioral health assessment and treatment for youth with comorbid developmental and medical concerns in multiple clinics throughout the Department of Pediatrics. The program began three years ago … Read More

Quality Corner: March 2016 By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Shining a Light on Quality When an error occurs during the course of a patient’s hospitalization, it takes courage to disclose to the family the problems that arose, however, we do this as part of our desire to build trust and lasting relationships with the families that we treat (and it’s the right thing to do!). Although there were many who … Read More

Gap Funding Award: An interview with Santina A. Zanelli, MD

Project name: Role of kainate receptors on modulation of synaptic transmission and seizure susceptibility to hypoxia in neonatal mice Gap funding award: $50,000. Time frame: One year Q: Please describe your project: A: Seizures in neonates are a vexing clinical problem with lack of consensus on diagnosis and management. The problem is … Read More

Updates and News

It’s time to sign up to be a volunteer at Camp LIGHT! Camp LIGHT is currently accepting  applications for the 2016 Summer season, now through April 30th. Kids ages 6-17 with various medical and physical conditions, and other special needs, including at risk youth are welcome to apply! There is no enrollment fee to be part of Camp LIGHT. Campers … Read More

The Chrysalis Project Program By Kate Donowitz

Q: What made you apply for the Chrysalis Project Program? A: I applied for the Chrysalis program after hearing about it from Dr. Peter Heymann, one of the faculty in Allergy/Immunology. As a first year medical student I found our immunology and infectious disease system block fascinating, and then during my 4th year I did an elective in AI and … Read More

NHMA Medical Faculty Development Training Program

NHMA has been awarded an NIH grant to coordinate a one day Medical Faculty Development Training Program with all expenses covered for 25 residents, fellows or young faculty interested in a career in academic medicine. Deadline for application is March 14th. We need help disseminating the flyer and application below and note the physician … 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