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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…

The Importance of Leadership Training

By Ann Kellams, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, and Liz Shifflett, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Pediatrics From Ann: Q: What is PLAM? A:…

Clinical Strategic Planning Process: The Basics

This spring the UVA Children's Hospital will be conducting a formal clinical strategic planning process. This differs from other recent strategic planning efforts in that we will engage an external…

It Takes Gut to Grow: The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

By Dr. Sean Moore, Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Q. Tell me about what's going on in your Division. A. We are growing to meet the current and…

Dr. Sana Syed: From Family Inspiration to GI Innovation

By Dr. Sana Syed, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition I am a Translational Clinical Scientist with a background in pediatrics, gastroenterology, global health/epidemiology, and data science. I also hold…

Nebulous Conversations in Uncertain Circumstances: Improving Counseling at Borderline Viability

By Dr. Peter Murray, Neonatologist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Q. Tell me about what you are working on now. A. Currently, I am part of a national group studying several…