Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

2022 Medical Student Research Forum Group Photo

The Department of Pediatrics sponsored the 8th Annual Pediatrics Medical Student Research Forum on September 3, 2022, at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando. This was a national stage, with over 70 students representing 18 states including Puerto Rico. We were impressed by the overall level of platform and poster presentations; many were superb! We hope each student left the forum inspired to better care for children and challenged to make discoveries that will improve our understanding of pediatric illness. We also intensively recruited some future interns to our Pediatric Residency Program!

Our sincerest appreciation to our keynote speaker Rashmin C. Savani, MBChB, Chair of the University of Florida’s Pediatric Department!

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


Of the many talks and posters, special recognition goes to the individuals from the UF College of Medicine listed below: 

Poster Presentation | 1st Place

Mharlove Andre

Determining Safety and Predictive Success of Baked Egg Oral Food Challenges in Infants/Toddlers

Oral Presntation | 3rd Place

Colton Brown

10-Year analysis of 183 Heart Transplants in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease


Lauren Aycock

Transgender Healthcare Restrictions and Their Impact on LGBTQIA+ Youth

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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Past Event Photos