Monthly Matters

The Newsletter of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital

Features

STEM Boxes and Mentorship: Putting Our Money, Efforts, and Brains Together to Support Our Children

Q&A Dr. Sana Syed, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Q: Tell me about this project. A: I knew that we had to come together as a community to support…
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The UVA Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program

By Dr. Pearl Yu, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program Director  Q: Tell me about this program. A: The purpose of this program is to provide optimal sleep care to pediatric patients.…
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Camps & COVID: Old Ideas, New Approach

By Jeffrey Vergales, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology Q: Tell me about how this project came about. A: My daughter (9) has attended summer camp the last few years. We…
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The Upside of a Pandemic: Gratitude, Communication, and Positivity   

Liz Shifflett, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Pediatrics Q: How are you facing the impact of Covid-19 with the team? A: When it became clear that the Corona virus was…

Focusing on the Positive

By James Nataro, Karin Skeen, and Billy Petersen We write this piece at an extraordinary time for the UVA Children’s Hospital. After several “false starts” surrounding potential pandemics, from SARS…

Pediatric Infectious Disease and the COVID-19 Response

By Debbie-Ann Shirley, MBBS, MPH, Clinical Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Director, UVA COVID clinic Q: Tell me about your work in pediatric infectious disease. A: As pediatric infectious disease…

Communication and Culture Initiative: Together We Make a Difference  

By Ann Kellams, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics Healthcare is a profession of service. No matter what your role, everything you do at work makes…

Innovation and Impact at UVA – It’s in Our Genes!

By Christina Peroutka, MD, FAAP, FACMG, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Biochemical and Clinical Genetics  Q: Tell me about your work with genetics and metabolic disease. A: Last fall I…

UVA’s Heart Failure & Transplant Program

By Thomas L'Ecuyer, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology Q: Please briefly summarize your program. A: UVA has had a pediatric heart failure and transplant program for many years. In…