Child Health Research Center

At the Child Health Research Center, we support scientists engaged in basic and clinical research for the purpose of discovering innovative therapies for childhood diseases.

We bridge the gap between the laboratory and the bedside with cutting-edge research that improves the lives of children.

The mission of the center is to foster cutting-edge research that improves the lives of children. The Center will comprise research administration, support, laboratory, and core facilities in the MR-4 research building, as well as clinical research facilities in the new Battle Building. We expect that the Center will continue to grow and develop with the addition of investigators and support over the coming years.

 

One Vaccine to Rule Them All

UVA Health’s Dr. Steven L. Zeichner and his colleague at Virginia Tech, Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng are developing a vaccine that could help contain both current and future variants of the COVID-19 virus – including the Delta variant currently plaguing the United States, and other variants that might crop up in the coming months and years.

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Major Step Toward Growing Kidney Cells That Produce Blood Vessels

Researchers at the Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology at UVA have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney.

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May 26, 2022: The 34th Annual Research Symposium

Keynote address: “Enteric Infection: The Question is the Answer.” Dr. James Nataro’s multi-disciplinary research program focuses on enteric bacterial infections, principally diarrheagenic E. coli and Shigella spp.

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After 60 Year, Scientists Find the Missing Link in Our Body's Blood Pressure Control

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have determined the location of natural blood-pressure barometers inside our bodies that have eluded scientists for more than 60 years.

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R. Ariel Gomez, MD Awarded $4.3M NIH P50 Grant to Study the Fate of Kidney Vascular Cells During Development and Disease

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2021 Circulation Research Best Manuscript Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Luisa Sequeira-Lopez and colleagues for receiving a 2021 Circulation Research Best Manuscript Award for your article “Renin Cell Baroreceptor, a Nuclear Mechanotransducer Central for Homeostasis” published…

Renin Cell Baroreceptor, a Nuclear Mechanotransducer Central for Homeostasis

CHRC scientist, Dr. Maria Luisa Sequeira-Lopez and team publish article. Citation: Watanabe, H., Belyea, B. C., Paxton, R. L., Li, M., Dzamba, B. J., DeSimone, D. W., Gomez, R. A.,…

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12/16/22, Christine Marie George, PhD Associate Professor, Department of International Health Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Johns Hopkins Blumberg School

Christine Marie George, PhD Associate Professor, Department of International Health Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Johns Hopkins Blumberg School “Akkermansia muciniphila is associated with improvements in linear growth among young…

12/02/22, Michael McCulloch, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology

Please join us for this last-minute addition to our CHRC Seminar Series on December 2nd! Zoom links are available on our Website: UVA Children’s Child Health Research Center Michael McCulloch,…

11/18/22, Judith A. Woodfolk, MBChB, PhD Professor of Medicine & Microbiology Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

Please join us for these upcoming CHRC Seminar Series presentations Zoom links are available on our Website: UVA Children’s Child Health Research Center Judith A. Woodfolk, MBChB, PhD Professor of…

10/31/22, Carlos M. Farinha, PhD Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics University of Lisboa, Portugal Principal Investigator, Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute

Carlos M. Farinha, PhD Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics University of Lisboa, Portugal Principal Investigator, Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute “Dissecting CFTR Biology: Global Patterns and Detailed Mechanisms” Battle…

 

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