Category: Features

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…

The Neuro-NICU at UVA

Q: Tell me more the Neuro-NICU. A: The Neuro-NICU at the University of Virginia was started in December of 2014. We provides high-level specialized care for infants at risk of…

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)…

Helping NICU Babies Get Home Faster: The iPad Program

By Jeffrey Vergales, MD & Brooke Vergales, MD Q: Please briefly summarize your iPad program. Jeff: We run a remote monitoring program for high-risk populations. Four years ago, we developed…

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…

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…