UVA's new Child Health Research Center brings together scientists and clinicians to uncover the causes of childhood diseases and to pioneer new treatments, personalized therapies, and cures. Your support makes fundamental discoveries possible. Learn more.

Patient Care

We want you to feel confident, not only in your child's medical care, but in the support we provide for your whole family’s emotional and psychological needs. Philanthropy is essential to sustain these comprehensive and necessary services. Learn more.


UVA's Children's faculty train and mentor medical and nursing students, as well as young doctors specializing in pediatrics. Philanthropy is a critical component medical education. Learn more.

Spotlight: Pediatric Cancer 

We have one of the state’s only Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Programs, led by nationally-renowned pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Trey Lee, and are opening a new bone marrow transplant program for our pediatric cancer patients. Dr. Michael Engel recently joined the UVA team as division chief for our pediatric hematology/oncology program. Engel is developing a game-changing cancer therapy, with a mission to introduce new treatments for leukemia that are far less toxic than current available therapies. Learn More.

Spotlight: Special Funds

Click on a fund to learn more about it. If you know which fund you'd like to designate your gift to, please click here. In the "Special Instructions" box, please write the name of fund you'd like to make your gift to:


The Jeffrey's Gifts Fund

delivers surprise bags of toys to children fighting cancer.

The Jennifer Fund

supports research and education for cancer and blood diseases.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

Addie Kingery stands with her surgeon, UVA's Dr. John Jane, at her wedding.

Life After A Pediatric Brain Tumor: Addie Kingery’s Story

Addie was living a normal high schooler’s life. She had great friends, succeeded in sports and was preparing for college. In the winter of her senior year, she started getting headaches. Doctors found a tumor on her cerebellum.


Dr. Karen Fairchild, a neonatologist at UVA, stands in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Q&A with Neonatologist Karen Fairchild, MD

UVA’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for some of our smallest and medically complex patients. At the same time, neonatologists at UVA are leading a number of large, multicenter research collaborations with the goal of improving outcomes…


Dr. Sean Moore with his junior faculty mentees, Drs. Daniel Levin (left) and Sana Syed.

It Takes Guts to Grow

Childhood nutrition—easy to take for granted, devastating when a child’s body isn’t absorbing food. The Moore Lab at UVA is bridging that gap by working at the intersection of nutrition, microbes, and the gut.


Nine-year-old Parker Staples sits with the UVA baseball team.

This UVA Baseball Recruit is Beating Cancer—And Making a Buzz Along the Way

Nine-Year-Old Joins the Hoos and Fundraises for Kids at UVA Children’s Hospital


Dr. Daniel "Trey" Lee in the lab

UVA in the News

Daniel “Trey” Lee, MD, a pediatric oncologist and researcher at UVA, has been developing a new gene therapy to battle treatment-resistant pediatric leukemia.

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