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

UF researchers receive grant to study therapeutic approaches for EBV-positive lymphomas

Two University of Florida pediatric infectious disease researchers have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study how the Epstein-Barr virus contributes to a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

UF Health researcher co-leading landmark study on autism’s role in aging

While the number of adults affected by autism is growing, very little is known about the way the condition is impacted by aging. Now, a University of Florida Health researcher…

Algorithm optimizes antibiotic use in settings with poor hygiene and sanitation

In developing countries, inappropriate antibiotic use is a persistent, difficult challenge. An international group of scientists that includes investigators from Bangladesh, Mali, and the United States have a solution: an…

Some in-home tests for average blood sugar levels less accurate than traditional method

A trio of in-home tests that measure average blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes are not as accurate as in-office screening methods, new research by University of Florida Health…

Research Labs & Facilites

The Department of Pediatrics houses multiple research labs within the many research facilities in the UF Health Science Center.

Scientist working in lab

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

Pediatric Research Hub (PoRCH)

The Pediatric Research Hub (PoRCH) aims to provide research infrastructure and support to investigators, study staff, and departments involved in pediatric research at the University of Florida.

Two researchers review papers in a lab

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

UF Health researcher co-leading landmark study on autism’s role in aging

Peter Swaan named dean of the UF College of Pharmacy

UF Health – Halifax Health opens pain management practice in Daytona Beach

Decrease in spay-neuter surgeries during pandemic may undermine pet welfare