Category: Features

COVID-19 Children’s Corner: Updates on Epidemiology, Variants, Vaccines, Immunity, and More

COVID-19 Children’s Corner by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease The pandemic and children. Does it feel like you have been noticing more mental health problems in…

Reducing Our No-show Rate with Compassion and Thoughtfulness

By Susan Boston, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Orange Pediatrics The Story This story starts several years ago with a conversation I had with Karin Skeen regarding our no-show rate. As…

UVA BB Infusion Team & Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy

by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease UVA BB Infusion team gave their first monoclonal antibody infusion therapy to a pediatric patient March 19th! Thanks to the…

Establishing a Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UVA

Q. Tell me about your new role and program. A. I am the Clinical Director of Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapies joining Trey Lee to help establish a bone marrow…

Gender Inclusive Language at UVA

By Kristina Gern Johnson, MD, Family Medicine & Sara Groff Stephens, PHD, Teen & Young Adult Health  Why is this work important for us (UVA Health)? Kristina: Creating a safe…

US News and World Report Ranking: 7 Years Running

by Dr. Jonathan Swanson Last year, the UVA Children’s NICU and the Division of Neonatology were once again recognized by the annual US News and World Report Best Children’s Hospital…

COVID-19 Children’s Corner

Updates on Epidemiology, Variants, Vaccines, Immunity and More… by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease COVID-19 in children. It has been a year since the very first…

Updates on the Strategic Planning Process

By Dr. James Nataro As many of you know, last January UVA Children's kicked off a formal and ambitious strategic planning process. We contracted with Whitecap Health Advisors who, COVID-19…

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…

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…