Department of Pediatrics

The UVA Department of Pediatrics and the UVA Children’s Hospital share a common goal to enhance the health and well-being of children and families through collaborative medical care, education of professionals dedicated to pediatric healthcare, breakthrough research that improves lives, leadership and community service.

Our Pediatrics Residency Program and eight Pediatric Fellowships offer opportunities to train in a supportive environment in one of the most livable cities in the U.S. Our highly motivated residents and fellows choose UVA for its reputation and commitment to teaching and learning. With experts from 13 subspecialties providing mentorship, students are prepared to confidently provide highly complex critical care.

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Charlie's Tricycle

Charlie Davison was born with Thantophoric Dysplasia Type I Dwarfism, a rare type of dwarfism. The students in the Biomedical Engineering program at University of Virginia wanted to help Charlie by building him a tricycle that looked less like a medical machine, and more like a kid's toy.

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HPV Vaccine for Boys: The Shot That’s Worth It

Health officials recommend the HPV vaccine for boys, because HPV causes cancer in boys as well as in girls. If you could give your child a vaccine to prevent cancer,…

Spotting Distress Signs in Teens: How to Tell if Your Kid Might be Suicidal

Teens sometimes won’t share mental health concerns with parents because they don’t want to worry them. I recently read about some research on parents of teens with suicidal thoughts. The…

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First person – Brian Belyea, MD

©2018. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd I Disease Models & Mechanisms (2018) 11. dmm038463. doi:10.1242/dmm.038463 First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a…

3rd Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER  PRESENTS The Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture     Klaus Rajewsky, M.D. Professor & Senior Group Leader Immune Regulation & Cancer, Max Delbrück Centrum für Molekulare…

2018 Maddy Deal Grant Recipients

Let’s congratulate our recent Maddy Deal recipients for 2018 Dr. Rebecca Scharf for “Novel Systems to Assess Treatment Efficacy in Childhood Neuromuscular Disease.” The goal of this research is to…
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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…

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