Pediatrics Science Day

Save the Date!

June 9, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 40th annual Pediatrics Science Day! The event will take place Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Boy in lab coat mixing yellow and blue liquids to make green

About 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. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts that have been recently presented at or have been submitted to national research meetings. However, most importantly, we would like to encourage the participation of all trainees in this unique opportunity!

In addition to abstract submissions, residents and fellows may also submit interesting clinical cases which include a briefcase presentation, a summary of unusual disease presentation or perplexing diagnosis, and a literature review of novel diagnostic methods and treatments.


Robert McKenna, Ph.D.

2022 Guest Speaker

Robert McKenna, Ph.D.

Dr. McKenna is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. His research is focused on interpreting how the structure of a biological molecule plays a role in its function.


Event Schedule

Time Presentation
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote Speaker
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Poster Session & Snacks
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Oral Presentations & Lunch

Abstract Submission 

Due Monday, May 16th by 11:59 pm 

Abstracts should not exceed 1 page, with 1-inch margins, using 11 point Times New Roman font in a Word document. 

An example abstract format can include (but other 1 page formats are also acceptable): 

  • Title – Authors’ names and their affiliation 
  • Background/literature review 
  • Research question/s / Objectives / Hypothesis 
  • Materials, approach, process, or methods 
  • Results 
  • Conclusion / Impact 
  • Future directions 

For case reports or series, please include a title, authors and affiliation, introduction, case presentation, literature review, and discussion 

Participants will be notified by Monday, May 23rd of the committee decision. 


History

In 1982, Dr. Sam Gross established Pediatrics Science Day to give UF researchers of all academic levels the opportunity to present and discuss their research. The primary purpose of this event is to create an environment where researchers can learn of advancements, discuss the future of research, and ultimately form partnerships that will transform the field of Pediatrics. Since its inception forty years ago, this event has grown from a few speakers to over fifty oral and poster presentations that highlight the cutting-edge research conducted at the University of Florida each year.

In the spirit of this tradition, it is now time to call on our researchers for the abstracts of potential presentations for our Annual Pediatrics Science Day. All pre-doctoral students, doctoral students, medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty are invited to submit an abstract of their current research for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation.


Executive Committee Members

Barry J Byrne
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

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

Professor And Associate Chair
Phone: (352) 294-5757
Manuela Corti
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Manuela Corti Ph.D.,P.T.

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5779
Laura Jacobsen
Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY

Laura Jacobsen M.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7337
Maria N Kelly
Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL

Maria N Kelly M.D.

Professor And Program Director
Phone: (352) 733-7337
Carmen E Leon Astudillo
Department: MD-PEDS-PULMONARY

Carmen E Leon Astudillo M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8381
Michael McIntosh
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Michael McIntosh

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8870
Arun Srivastava
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Arun Srivastava PhD

Division Chief, George H. Kitzman Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8259
Tung T Wynn
Department: MD-PEDS-HEMATOLOGY

Tung T Wynn M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9120

 Event Planning Committee Members

Larry A Compton
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Larry A Compton

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST III
Phone: (352) 294-8968
Meghan Lopez
Department: MD-PEDS-MEDICAL EDUCATION

Meghan Lopez

Assistant Director, Education And Training Programs
Phone: (352) 273-8594