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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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