Rebecca J. Scharf

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Office location and address
1105 W Main St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
M.D., SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2004
Residency, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY

Rebecca Scharf has a background in pediatrics, child development, psychology and epidemiology.  She is on faculty at the University of Virginia in the Center for Global Health to study cognitive and developmental outcomes of children with malnutrition and enteric disease around the world. She is interested in human development and the factors influencing optimal brain development.

As a faculty member in the Center for Global Health, she has field experience in assessing child development in many nations around the world. As treatment and research regarding infectious enteric disease expands beyond the important goal of improving mortality towards reducing morbidity and improving outcomes, examining the effects of illness and malnutrition on human development and disability becomes increasingly important for finding timely interventions.

Dr. Scharf currently works in four areas:

An Expanded Access Program for Risdiplam in Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Source: Genentech, Inc
July 27, 2020 – July 26, 2023
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Grant Award 2022
Source: Parent Prj Muscular Dystrophy
January 01, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2022
University of Virginia Children's Hospital-Pediatric MDA Clinic
Source: Muscular Dystrophy Association
January 01, 2017 – June 30, 2022
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Grant Award 2021
Source: Parent Prj Muscular Dystrophy
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Expanded Access Protocol of Idebenone in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Source: Santhera Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland) Limited
July 05, 2018 – July 04, 2021
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Grant Award
Source: Parent Prj Muscular Dystrophy
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2020
MD-PEDT Access DMD - Marathon Expanded Access Program
Source: Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
August 30, 2016 – August 29, 2018
MD-PEDT Early Predictors and Biomarkers of Cognition and Growth in Impoverished Children
Source: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2018