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The Newsletter of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital

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Thank you Jef Ferguson, for 12 years as Chair!

Dr. James E. (Jef) Ferguson, II, MD, MBA, W. Norman Thornton, Jr., Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyas Chair stepped down in July 2021 after 12…
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COVID-19 Children’s Corner: October

COVID-19 children’s corner: brief updates on epidemiology, variants, vaccines and more… by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD The pandemic and children. Nearly 5.8 million child cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United…
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COVID-19 and Schools: Return to School Guidance

Children in Virginia have been back in school for over a month now. While it is great to see so many children deriving the many benefits of an person learning,…
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Creating a Child Protection & Advocacy Program at UVA

By Jennifer Andrews, DO, FAAP, Medical Director, Child Protection & Advocacy What does it mean to be a Child Protection Pediatrician? There are many aspects to my work, which can…

COVID-19 Children’s Corner: September

Brief updates on epidemiology, variants, vaccines and more… by Dr. Cassie Kirschner, MD, Pediatric Resident UVA and Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD The pandemic and children. Nearly 4.6 million child cases…

Why Research is the Key to Improving Pediatric Heart Transplants Rates

Q. Tell me about your project. A. In pediatrics, about 20% of kids waiting on the heart transplant list will die before they receive a transplant. There are a number…

Meet Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Lisa Badeau

Q: Welcome to UVA! What attracted you to this position? A: Certainly the brand. I went to school in the south (I’m a Tarheel, but don’t tell anyone). When you…

COVID-19 Corner:August 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 4.13 million children have tested positive for…

Blue Ridge LEND: Improving the Health of Infants, Children, and Youth

by Beth Ellen Davis, MD, MPH For the first time ever, a partnership between the University of Virginia Schools of Medicine and Education will bring an elite federal training grant…