Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

2021 Event Information

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum on September 4, 2021, at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida!

Our sincerest appreciation to our keynote speaker Dr. Stephanie Davis, current President of the Society for Pediatric Research, and our faculty judges, Drs. Michael Haller, Erik Black, Jim Wynn, Lindsay Thompson, Deb Weiner (Boston Children’s Hospital), and Gene Chen (Orlando Health).

This program was sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

Of the many talks and posters, special recognition goes to the individuals listed below:

Oral Presentations


Jamie Clarke

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Effect of Underlying Connective Tissue Disorders on Pediatric and Adolescent Chiari I Malformation Neurosurgical Patients: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis


Jenny Raman

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Missed opportunities in HPV vaccine administration in a pediatric outpatient clinic


Amber Bulna

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Effect of new proposed definitions on BPD incidence and classification of severity

Poster Presentations


Victoria Hoang

University of Florida, College of Medicine

Factors Affecting Increased Post-Operative Opioid Prescriptions in Children


Lekha Chilakamarri

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Complex Chromosomal Rearrangement Involving 15q11-q13 Interstitial Triplication and Duplication: A New Case Report of Dysmorphic and Neuropsychiatric Features


Pranshu Bhardwaj

University of Florida, College of Medicine

Diagnostic Delay of Untreated Chronic Diabetes Insipidus and Rapidly Progressive Puberty in a 10-year-old

Event Photos

About the Forum

  • The Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students is an exciting opportunity for students to share their research with peers.
  • The forum, open to all medical students, will take place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Oral and poster presentations will be available for basic science, case report/series, and clinical research.
  • Pediatrics is an ever-changing field of discovery and innovation. Today’s research will lead to tomorrow’s cures.


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