Month: June 2021

COVID-19 Corner: July 2021 Updates


Brief updates on epidemiology, variants, vaccines and more… by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease The pandemic and children. Over 4.03 million children have tested positive for…

Impacts of the Pandemic on the NICU


The COVID-19 pandemic has waged a toll across the world, not seen in over a century. Although there are still some countries who are in the midst of a 2nd…

Reducing Opioid Use in the NICU


Over 4,000 neonates undergo surgery in the United States every year. One of the key aspects of post-surgical care for the babies in the NICU following surgery includes adequate pain…

Using Vital Signs to Help Predict Outcomes in the NICU


Unlike other intensive care units, the NICU cares for some otherwise healthy premature infants who need support to grow and develop. These patients have a high risk of acquiring a…

US News & World Report Ranks UVA Neonatology 8 Years Running


On Tuesday, June 15th, US News and World Report announced the results of their Best Children’s Hospital rankings. For the 8th year in a row, the Neonatology program at the…

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…