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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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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Dr. James Nataro, Dept. of Pediatrics in white coat

May 26, 2022: The 34th Annual Research Symposium

Keynote address: “Enteric Infection: The Question is the Answer.” Dr. James Nataro’s multi-disciplinary research program focuses on enteric bacterial infections, principally diarrheagenic E. coli and Shigella spp.

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University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have determined the location of natural blood-pressure barometers inside our bodies

After 60 Year, 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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2021 Circulation Research Best Manuscript Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Luisa Sequeira-Lopez and colleagues for receiving a 2021 Circulation Research Best Manuscript Award for your article “Renin Cell Baroreceptor, a Nuclear Mechanotransducer Central for Homeostasis” published…

Renin Cell Baroreceptor, a Nuclear Mechanotransducer Central for Homeostasis

CHRC scientist, Dr. Maria Luisa Sequeira-Lopez and team publish article. Citation: Watanabe, H., Belyea, B. C., Paxton, R. L., Li, M., Dzamba, B. J., DeSimone, D. W., Gomez, R. A.,…

Estimating Nephron Number from Biopsies: Impact on Clinical Studies

CHRC pediatric nephrologist, Jennifer Charlton, MD and colleagues publish article. Citation: Darya Morozov, Neda Parvin, Mark Conaway, Gavin Oxley, Edwin Baldelomar, Aleksandra Cwiek, Kimberly deRonde, Scott Beeman, Jennifer Charlton and Kevin Bennett JASN November 2021, ASN.2021070998; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2021070998 The post Estimating Nephron Number…

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7/19/22 Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth in Impoverished Children From Low-Income Countries

Zoom Meeting URL: Meeting ID: ID 971 4796 6576 Passcode: 422479

7/7/22 Genetic and Epigenetic Insights Into Kidney Dysfunction

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 974 4589 3124           Passcode: 863708    

4/1/22 Dietary fibre, the gut microbiota and blood pressure

Meeting URL: Meeting ID: 963 6083 8193 Passcode: 457309 Join by Telephone For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial: US: +1 651 372 8299…

 

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Congrats to our own Dr. Maria Sequeira Lopez for earning the 2022 Harriet Dustan Award from the AHA. This award recognizes female investigators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension. Congratulations! @UVA_CHRC

https://professional.heart.org/en/partners/awards-and-lectures/lectures/harriet-dustan-award

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