Child Health Research Center

At the Child Health Research Center, we support scientists engaged in basic and clinical research for the purpose of discovering innovative therapies for childhood diseases.

We bridge the gap between the laboratory and the bedside with cutting-edge research that improves the lives of children.

The mission of the center is to foster cutting edge research that improves the lives of children. The Center will comprise research administration, support, laboratory and core facilities in the MR-4 research building, as well as clinical research facilities in the new Battle Building. We expect that the Center will continue to grow and develop with the addition of investigators and support over the coming years.

UVA Symposium Highlights Discoveries in Children's Health

Researchers and doctors at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital are spotlighting some major discoveries from the past year.

Major Step Toward Growing Kidney Cells That Produce Blood Vessels

Researchers at the Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology at UVA have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney.

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Featured News & Events

31st Annual Research Symposium

Our 31st Annual Research Symposium took place on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.
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Research Day Trainee Winner Omar Guessoum,

Congratulations to Omar Guessoum for his successful win of this years Research Day Trainee competition.
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K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Join us in congratulating the talented and driven Dr. Syed for her K23 NIH Career Development Award!
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Epigenetic and Proliferative Mechanisms of Renin Cell Plasticity

Omar Guessoum1, Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez2, Ariel Gomez1,2 1 Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia School of Medicine.…

K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Sana Syed, MD, MS It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Syed received her K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (starting fall 2019) focused on computational image…

First person – Brian Belyea, MD

©2018. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd I Disease Models & Mechanisms (2018) 11. dmm038463. doi:10.1242/dmm.038463 First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a…

31st Annual Research Symposium

Children’s Health Research Center Presents the 31st Annual Research Symposium Thursday, May 30th Call for Abstracts: ABSTRACT DUE DATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 The Research Trainee Competition features Platform…

3rd Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER  PRESENTS The Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture     Klaus Rajewsky, M.D. Professor & Senior Group Leader Immune Regulation & Cancer, Max Delbrück Centrum für Molekulare…
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CHRC Speaker Series: Asad Ali, MD, MPH
Child Health Research Center Speaker Series Asad Ali, MD, MPH  Associate Dean, Research, Aga Khan University Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Director Research, Department of Pediatrics &…

CHRC Speaker Series: Richard Guerrant, MD
Child Health Research Center Speaker Series Richard Guerrant, MD Thomas Harrison Hunter Professor of International Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health University of Virginia “The Costly lifelong triple burden of…

CHRC Speaker Series: Benjamin Purow, MD
Child Health Research Center Speaker Series Benjamin Purow, MD  Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of Virginia “Bypassing brain tumor defenses with targeted and…

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The Child Health Research Center Presents: Hypertension and inflammation: unexpected communication between innate immunity and juxtaglomerular cells Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology Division of…

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