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.

 

One Vaccine to Rule Them All

UVA Health’s Dr. Steven L. Zeichner and his colleague at Virginia Tech, Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng are developing a vaccine that could help contain both current and future variants of the COVID-19 virus – including the Delta variant currently plaguing the United States, and other variants that might crop up in the coming months and years.

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AFTER 60 YEARS, SCIENTISTS FIND THE MISSING LINK IN OUR BODY’S BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have determined the location of natural blood-pressure barometers inside our bodies that have eluded scientists for more than 60 years.

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Increase STEM Engagement in URM/POC Communities at the Elementary School Level

Please help us raise funds for this project, our goal is $30,000 which will cover supplies for children from all SIX Cville City Schools for the ENTIRE year!

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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

33rd Annual Research Symposium

Join us for thought-provoking discussions hosted by the Child Health Research Center as part of “Research Day” on May 27th.
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University of Virginia's Dr. Michael Lauer is NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research

COVID-19 Resources for Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

Dr. Michael Lauer is NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research, serving as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the NIH Director on the NIH extramural research program.
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Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19

The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance outlining the flexibilities available to recipients conducting NIH-funded clinical trials and human subject studies, that are impacted by the declared public health emergency for COVID-19.
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Effect of scheduled antimicrobial and nicotinamide treatment on linear growth in children in rural Tanzania: A factorial randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

CHRC researcher Marc D. DeBoer, MD and colleagues publish article. Citation: DeBoer, M. D., Platts-Mills, J. A., Elwood, S. E., Scharf, R. J., McDermid, J. M., Wanjuhi, A. W., Jatosh,…

Killed whole-genome reduced-bacteria surface-expressed coronavirus fusion peptide vaccines protect against disease in a porcine model

CHRC researcher Steven L. Zeichner, MD, PhD and colleagues publish article. Citation: Maeda, D. L., Tian, D., Yu, H., Dar, N., Rajasekaran, V., Meng, S., Mahsoub, H., Sooryanarain, H., Wang,…

Minicells from Highly Genome Reduced Escherichia coli: Cytoplasmic and Surface Expression of Recombinant Proteins and Incorporation in the Minicells

CHRC researcher Steven L. Zeichner, MD, PhD and colleagues publish article. Citation: Yu, H., Khokhlatchev, A. V., Chew, C., Illendula, A., Conaway, M., Dryden, K., Maeda, D. L., Rajasekaran, V.,…

One Vaccine to Rule Them All

UVA Health’s Dr. Steven L. Zeichner and his colleague at Virginia Tech, Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng are developing a vaccine that could help contain both current and future variants of the…

AFTER 60 YEARS, SCIENTISTS FIND THE MISSING LINK IN OUR BODY’S BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

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Christopher Robert Sudfeld, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Global Health and Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Michael C. Spaeder, MD, MS, Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Care Medicine Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care

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Brynne Sullivan, MD, Assistant Professor, Neonatology Member, Center for Advanced Medical Analytics

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Zhen Yan, MS, PhD Director, Center for Skeletal Muscle Research Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

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