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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4th Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER PRESENTS: The 4th Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture!
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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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4th Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER PRESENTS The Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D. Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology, Immunology, Developmental Biology, and Molecular Microbiology,…

CHRC: A Lecture to Honor the Contributions of Dr. Peter Heymann to the Understanding of Childhood Asthma

Child Health Research Center A Lecture to Honor the Contributions of Dr. Peter Heymann to the Understanding of Childhood Asthma “Rhinovirus-induced Dysmaturation of the Airway Epithelium Stimulates Type II Inflammatory…

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…
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William Petri, MD, PhD Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Epidemiology, University of Virginia

Child Health Research Center William Petri, MD, PhD Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Epidemiology, University of Virginia “Enteric infection and inflammation and impact…

Ellen Grant, MD Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics Harvard Medical School, Director of Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging Research, Endowed Chair in Neonatology Boston Children’s Hospital

Child Health Research Center Ellen Grant, MD Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics Harvard Medical School Director of Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging Research Endowed Chair in Neonatology Boston Children’s Hospital "Novel…

Christian Hugo, Prof. Dr. Med Department Head of Nephrology and Kidney Center, Dresden University, Germany, Secretary-General of the German Transplantation Society

Child Health Research Center Christian Hugo, Prof. Dr. Med Department Head of Nephrology and Kidney Center, Dresden University, Germany, Secretary-General of the German Transplantation Society “The juxtaglomerular apparatus: A renin…

Rachel Moon, MD Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, General Pediatrics

Child Health Research Center Rachel Moon, MD Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics Division Chief, General Pediatrics “The importance of social networks, social norms, and attitudes in infant care practice…

Christopher Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.

Child Health Research Center Christopher Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. Professor, Department of Medicine Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Director, Center for Hypertension, Kidney, and Vascular Health Georgetown University…

 

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