Our Mission

The Department of Pediatrics consists of a dynamic and growing faculty dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children.


Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics are the main drivers for pediatric research, teaching and service in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. We are also joined by faculty in many other departments and colleges in research studies with high impact on the health of infants, children and adolescents.

Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Research News

John Ligon, MD Recives PCRF Research Grant

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), a nonprofit focused on transforming pediatric cancer care by accelerating research breakthroughs, today announced the 19 recipients of its 2023 research grants.  The researchers…

Child Health Research Institute

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) is designed to promote multidisciplinary research, provide a framework for collaborative projects and enhance collaboration among and between basic science and clinical faculty within the Department of Pediatrics and across the Health Science Center.

little girl in goggles with reagents in flasks in laboratory

Research Events

Pediatrics Science Day

The primary purpose of Pediatrics Science Day is to give students, post-docs, residents, fellows, or junior faculty, the opportunity to present their research to their colleagues, and to obtain scientific feedback in a friendly environment.

Pediatrics Science Day 2022

UF Health Research News

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