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

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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

Headshot of Dr. Michael Engel.

Beating the Odds

In 1950, a child with cancer was not likely to survive. But today, just three generations later, four out of every five children who receive a cancer diagnosis can expect a much better outcome. In fact, it’s a scientific milestone that Dr. Michael…


New Effort Donates Graduates’ Balloons to UVA Children’s Hospital

New Effort Donates Graduates' Balloons to UVA Children's Hospital

Volunteers collected more than 1,500 mylar balloons on the Lawn during Final Exercises to brighten young patients’ rooms and cut down on the environmental impact of balloons lost to the breeze.

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UVA NICU Nurse Manager Rachel Nauman Awarded Synova/March of Dimes Excellence in NICU Leadership Award

A huge congratulations to our Nurse Manager Rachel Nauman! Today she was awarded the Synova/March of Dimes Excellence in NICU Leadership Award! This is a national award given out once a year. Well...

UVA Teen Health Center Hosts 1st Annual Teen Health Week

Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

A UVA study examined the causes of suffocation deaths for infants under 1 year old. The results underscored the need to follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safe sleep guidelines for infants.

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