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 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

Kevin Pelphrey and Micah Mazurek sit at a table and smile

Living with Autism

What if we lived in a world that was fully prepared to support the 1 in 59 children who live with autism? A world where diagnoses are made faster, interventions happen
earlier, and school districts are equipped to care for the special needs…


From left to right: Dr. Larry Lum, Dr. Trey Lee, and Dr. Craig Slingluff stand in their lab in their white coats

From Bench to Bedside

UVA has made fundamental discoveries in cancer, cardiology, and neurology that are now the standards of care for patients worldwide. Clinical trials and programmatic support help us put our best ideas into practice, every day for every patient, when…


How Does Autism Differ in Boys and Girls? Scientist Leads Effort to Find Answers

How Does Autism Differ in Boys and Girls? Scientist Leads Effort to Find Answers

Why are four times more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders? Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and his team are determined to find out.

UVA Today

Q&A: What a Parent Should Know About the Dangers of SIDS

Q&A: What a Parent Should Know About the Dangers of SIDS

Dr. Fern Hauck, who has spent more than 25 years researching sudden infant death syndrome, offers important advice.

UVA Today

UVa telemedicine helps even the tiniest patients

UVA Telemedicine Helps Even the Tiniest Patients

Elliyon Horace spent the first month of his life in the University of Virginia’s neonatal intensive care unit recovering from open-heart surgery.

The Daily Progress