Category: Features

Take Action with Implicit Bias

How We Can Lead the Way in Quality Improvement by Karin Skeen As we care for an increasingly complex group of patients in an increasingly complex system of health care…

Fairy Tales from 7 Acute

Fairy Dust: The Best Medicine by Valerie Wiseman Q: So, tell me about fairy dust. A: In my first year of nursing, I had a young Cystic Fibrosis patient whose…

The Poetry of Pediatrics

Making Space for Writing During a Busy Medical Career by Dr. Irène P. Mathieu Q. Tell me about your poetry. A. I write about a variety of topics, from current…

Snack-Attack!

Making a Difference: The Power of Snacks by Annie Jessee and Natasha Lawler Our Children's Hospital Advisory Board's Patient and Family Centered Cared Committee, headed by Natasha Lawler, has mobilized…

Child Life Corner

Child Life Specialists & the Non-Sedate Radiology Program by Joyce Thompson Q: What are Child Life Specialists? A: Child Life Specialists are experts in child development who work to ensure…

Quality Corner

UVA Children’s Hospital Quality Update by Dr. Jonathan Swanson Data. When it comes to quality improvement, data mean everything. Without it, the clinical team would have an extraordinarily difficult time…

Development Corner

The Main Event by Kate Rullman and Dr. Michael Engel The 12th annual Main Event Gala was held at Common House on February 2, 2019. The sold-out event generated $300,000…

Development Corner: Karats and Cocktails Recap

Karats and Cocktails was held in May during the Keswick Horse Show with proceeds benefiting UVA Children’s Hospital. Over $43,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and jewelry sales from…

The Neonatal Kidney Collaborative

By Jennifer Charlton, MD, MSc Q: Tell me about your program. A: The Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC) is an alliance of neonatologists and pediatric nephrologists from 24 institutions on 4…

Global Health Research

By Sean R. Moore, MD, MS Q: In 2018, why is pediatric global health research important to the United States? A: We live in interesting times. Never before has there…