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Our clinical team has the privilege of helping to train promising future pediatricians and specialists. These residents and fellows come from near and far for comprehensive, hands-on education at CHoR. Get to know them in this spotlight series over the next several months. Christa Tabacaru, MD Pediatrics Resident, PGY 2 I grew up primarily in Peoria, Arizona and went to Arizona State University for my undergraduate studies. I then attended... View Article

Sep 21 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® presented Seth Corey, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research, with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant at a special handprint ceremony in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every 36 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Corey commits his life’s work to researching and developing life-saving treatments for these children. While Dr. Corey leads... View Article

Sep 20 2017

On July 2, 2017, Evelin Sazo and her son Saul boarded a plane in their home country of Guatemala. Their destination was Richmond, VA to get life-changing surgery for the five-year-old boy. “Saul was born with Apert Syndrome, a condition in which the fingers and toes are fused together, as are the bones in the head,” said Jennifer Rhodes, MD, Saul’s surgeon. Saul and his mother came to the U.S.... View Article

Sep 14 2017

It goes without saying that getting an adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis is important for all of us. But for children and teens, it’s even more critical. Not getting enough sleep can have widespread effects on overall health and day-to-day functioning. Good sleep quality and quantity are crucial for children and teenagers as their bodies and brains are still developing. Sleep helps support normal cognitive functioning, which... View Article

Sep 1 2017

Our team of doctors, nurses, researchers and health care professionals are dedicated to making life better for kids. We aren’t just caring for their immediate needs, but researching advancements to pave the way for healthy futures. We’re excited to announce the following research grant funding received in August 2017: Care Connection for Children Jennifer Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health $905,723 Developmental pediatrics Pasquale Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health... View Article

Sep 1 2017

Richmond has been designated as the most challenging place in the U.S. to live with asthma, but CHoR has been on a mission to help children in this ‘asthma capital’ breathe easier. Funding from Children’s Hospital Foundation made Dr. Michael Schechter’s dream of a community asthma program a reality. The launch of the You Can Control Asthma Now program in 2015 established comprehensive and coordinated asthma care for children and... View Article

Aug 31 2017

Siblings Malcolm and Savannah Brown have been coming to CHoR for primary care all their lives. Their mom, Raquel, always plans their appointments together to limit their travel time back and forth from Richmond’s Southside. With two kids in tow, she says she’s found a new family amenity to be particularly helpful – the Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center. Located in the Sky Lobby of the Children’s Pavilion, the Sibling... View Article

Aug 28 2017

Healthy kidneys process about 180 liters (or 60 gallons!) of blood each day to sift out waste and extra water, which are flushed from the body as urine. When the kidneys aren’t working as they should, it can have a significant impact on overall health and lead to the buildup of harmful toxins. “Sometimes we know there’s an issue with the kidneys in utero or shortly after birth,” says Megan... View Article

Aug 25 2017

Imagine being unable to communicate with those around you. While illness, injury and congenital conditions make this a reality for some, our assistive technology team dedicates their life’s work to helping them overcome it. The team’s commitment and passion for what they do has earned them the 7th Annual McLean Yoder Award for Professional Excellence, which honors those who support the communication needs of people with severe disabilities. Communication support... View Article

Aug 24 2017

You’ve probably heard the buzz about the total solar eclipse coming up on Monday, Aug. 21. The last time the U.S. experienced such an event was 38 years ago! During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, blocking the sun for a period of time and resulting in daytime darkness. While the sun will only appear completely blocked within the 70-mile-wide path of totality from Oregon... View Article

Aug 18 2017