Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

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Save the Date | August 31, 2024

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Medical Student Research Forum taking place August 31, 2024 at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando Florida. Details for abstract submissions will be posted in late spring.

2023 Event Information

Medical Student Research Form 2023

The Department of Pediatrics sponsored the 9th Annual Pediatrics Medical Student Research Forum on September 2, 2023, at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando. This was a national stage, with over 70 students representing ten states, including the islands of Antigua and Barbados. 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 to improve our understanding of pediatric illness. We also intensively recruited some future interns to our Pediatric Residency Program!

We sincerely appreciate our keynote speaker, Karen Young, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Holtz Children’s Hospital, for her amazing, inspirational message to the medical students.

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

Medical Student Research Form 2023
2023 Medical Student Research Form


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

Oral Presentations

1st Place

Camila Sarcone

University of Florida

2nd Place

Bailey Hamner

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

3rd Place (co-awardee)

Jacob Strelnikov

Washington University School of Medicine

3rd Place (co-awardee)

Emily Hooker

University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine

Poster Presentations

1st Place

Anais Iglesias

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

2nd Place

Morgan Lacken and DeMarria Miles

American University of Antigua

3rd Place (co-awardee)

Alex Culver

Eastern Virginia Medical School

3rd Place (co-awardee)

Janvi Agrawal

Eastern Virginia Medical School

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, is in conjunction with the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting.
  • Oral and poster presentations were completed for basic science, case reports/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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