Category: Pediatric Excellence
Using Machine Learning & AI to Improve NICU Outcomes
Detecting serious causes of morbidity and mortality in the NICU, like sepsis or NEC, is improved with AI and machine learning tools.
The Search for a Less-Toxic Treatment for Aggressive Leukemias
Targeting fusion proteins may provide an improved therapeutic approach for leukemia patients.
Uncovering RNA’s Role in Heart Development & Defects
RNA-binding proteins are linked to heart defects like hypoplastic left heart syndrome. UVA Health Children's is researching RNA-based therapies for potential treatment options.
Researcher Highlight Q&A: Kevin Pelphrey, MD, Investigates Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Pelphrey's research focuses on a precision medicine approach to diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders.
Researcher Highlight Q&A: Eric Houpt, MD, Studies Our Microbial World
Eric Houpt, MD, works on diagnostic tests that are accurate and fast to improve treatment options and outcomes for illnesses like diarrhea and tuberculosis.
Should Sports Physicals Include Heart Screenings for Young Athletes?
Researchers at UVA Health Children's examine if sports physical heart screenings can prevent the rare, but devastating, sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.
Uncovering the Cause of Epilepsy From the Ultrarare Neurological Condition GNAO1
A UVA Children’s pediatric neurologist developed an international registry to find answers.
Why & When Transcatheter Occlusion Is Optimal Treatment for Select Neonates With CLD of Prematurity
This retrospective study provides the framework to determine which infants with CLD of prematurity benefit from transcatheter occlusion for ASD or PDA.
Beyond Standard Hearing Tests for Children With Autism, Down Syndrome
UVA Health audiologists developed a novel approach to detect hearing loss in children with developmental delays. No ABR assessment required.
Every Minute Matters: How UVA Health Will Streamline Organ Acceptance Practices
An analytical scorecard will help doctors make heart transplant decisions better and faster.