University of Virginia’s Child Health Research Center aims to:
- Encourage creative, bold, novel ideas.
- Foster interaction among individuals: seminars, workshops, partnerships, joint grant applications, interactive labs.
- Facilitate the doing of research: cores, administrative support, mentorship.
- Develop collaborations with other scientific groups inside and outside UVA.
- Publicize what we do: website, stationery, cards, visiting professorships.
- Collaborate with industry, government (NIH), and university partners.
- Support fundraising to sustain the effort: named laboratories, young faculty rotating chairs, seed grant programs.
2016 Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture
Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, a Nobel Laureate whose work can be applied either directly or indirectly to nearly every medical field of research, spoke for the CHRC as the 2016 Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture on April 5. His talk was entitled “Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders.”
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Congrats to UVA CHRC Director, Dr. Ariel Gomez!
PROBING THE SECRETS OF CELL IDENTITY
The American Heart Association awarded CHRC Director, Dr. Ariel Gomez, its 2016 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research. This is the most prestigious award given to an individual who has “made a meritorious discovery” in the area of hypertension research. Dr. Gomez’s research focuses on renin cells, which are responsible for producing renin, an enzyme-hormone that regulates blood pressure and the composition of our body fluids and electrolytes. He was recently featured in a UVA today article. Click below to read more.