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.


The Soho Center

provides a free book to every UVA Children's Hospital patient and their sibling(s).

The Jennifer Fund

supports research and education for cancer and blood diseases.

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Stories of Care & Discovery


UVA Pediatrician Explains How COVID-19 Vaccines for Youngest Kids are Being Tested

COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 look like they are on the way and should be useful, pediatrician Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley writes.

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Conor standing wearing a backpack and a mask

Boy Wonder

A liver transplant gives Conor the chance to grow up healthy and, one day, help other kids like him

Kelly Casey

UVA Starts Interdisciplinary Program to Improve Care for Autism and Other Disabilities

UVA Starts Comprehensive Program to Improve Care for Autism and Other Disabilities

Professors Micah Mazurek and Beth Ellen Davis will lead the new program designed to improve the health and well-being of affected children, especially in rural and underserved areas.

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Study Reveals Confusing Mishmash of Newborn Bathing Practices at US Hospitals

Study Reveals Confusing Mishmash of Newborn Bathing Practices at US Hospitals

Newborn skin care – including the timing of a baby’s first bath – could have lasting effects on skin health and even infection rates, but there is little consensus around which methods and products are best.

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New York Yankees Honor UVA Children’s Patient

New York Yankees Honor UVA Children’s Patient

The New York Yankees honored Rockingham County’s Luke Post for his fundraiser to support patients being cared for at UVA Children’s.

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