Research

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.

Education

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

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ACCOLADES: FORBES LISTS UNIVERSITY, UVA HEALTH AMONG VIRGINIA’S TOP EMPLOYERS

Also in this roundup: UVA Children’s is No. 1 in Virginia, a nursing professor earns high professional honors, the Rhodes Trust honors a law professor, and more.

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Using Light-Up Skullcaps, Neurologist Is Pioneering an Autism Test for Babies

In Meghan Puglia’s baby lab, mothers and their children have a stimulating way to help researchers learn more about the developing brain – while potentially helping those “on the spectrum.”

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UVA Health Doctor Wins Funding to Support Inclusive Playground, Overcome Communication Challenges 

UVA Health Doctor Wins Funding to Support Inclusive Playground, Overcome Communication Challenges

A UVA Health doctor has won funding to install a communication board at Pen Park to enable anyone unable to speak to better communicate.

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A UVA Health discovery of a gene responsible for a type of brain tumor could also lead to better treatments for some kinds of childhood cancer. (Photo illustration by Emily Faith Morgan, University Communications)

GENE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO BETTER TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD CANCERS

UVA researchers have found that a gene known to cause a deadly type of brain cancer is behind two other childhood cancers as well. The discovery could lead to more effective treatments for cancers in children and adults.

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NEW SAFE-SLEEP GUIDELINES AIM TO REDUCE INFANT DEATHS

UVA Health experts helped develop the new national recommendations designed to prevent as many as 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths a year.

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