Year: 2020

Holiday Cheer in the NICU

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited NICU babies and their families on Christmas to bring good tidings and brighten spirits. Santa is Dr. Rob Sinkin and Mrs. Claus is registered nurse…

The UVA Health Bridge Plan: Structural Changes & Updates

Dear team, Several changes have taken place recently and you may be wondering about the status of UVA Children’s and reporting structures. I’d like to share a few structural changes…

Out of the Clinic and Into the Community: The UVA Pediatric Home Visit Program

By Amy Brown, MD, MHS, Division of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Home Visit Program Director The Program The UVA Pediatric Home Visit Program began in 1995 under the direction of Dr.…

The Forensics Team at UVA

by Jeanne Parrish DNP, LNP, FNP-C, EMT-P, Forensics Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia Medical Center Forensics Team FORENSICS What is a forensic nurse? The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)…

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…

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.…

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…

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…