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.

Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology More Information »

The Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology strives to provide a coordinated, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional approach to studying the development of the kidney during embryonic, fetal and postnatal life.


31st Annual Research Symposium

Our 31st Annual Research Symposium will be taking place on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.
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Discover About How Heart Forms Sheds Light on Deadly Disease

The kidney research that unexpectedly led to a discovery about how the heart forms.
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Fate of Renin Cells During Development

Rhian Touyz, MD, PhD interviews Ariel Gomez, MD, co-recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Hypertension Award about his research into the fate of renin cells during development and disease.
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Past Events

30th Annual Research Symposium

The PCEN in conjunction with the CHRC sponsored and organized the 30th Annual Research Day Symposium that took place at UVA on May 31th 2018. This symposium offered an outstanding…
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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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Dr. Ariel Gomez Received A Distinguished Alumni Award

CHRC director, Dr. R. Ariel Gomez was recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement by the University of Iowa Carver College Medical Alumni Association. The award was established in 1998 as the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the institution. The Alumni Award for Achievement in particular is given to a deserving candidate who exhibits "significant professional accomplishments in science, medicine and/or education".
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