2020 Virtual Event
In light of current events, this year’s Pediatrics Science Day will be virtual.
Our guest speaker, William Cefalu, M.D., will give his presentation via Zoom during Grand Rounds at 8:00 am. Presentations of the top four posters will begin at 12pm via Zoom, please see schedule below.
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
|8:00am||William Cefalu, MD||TBA|
|12:00pm||Bryon Petersen, PhD||Welcome|
|12:05pm||Kaitlyn Calabro, PhD||Optimizing the safety of dual AAV-based treatments for MYO7A Usher Syndrome (USH1B) in Myo7a-/- mice|
|12:20pm||Tiffany Frey||The human endogenous retroviral protein, Syncytin-1, facilitates Epstein-Barr virus lytic cascade|
|12:35pm||Sara Kim, MD||Sensitivity and Specificity of Procalcitonin vs C Reactive Protein in identifying bacterial infections in Pediatrics|
|12:50pm||Mallory LeBlanc||Effect of a Novel Early Onset Sepsis Risk Calculator on Empiric Antibiotic Usage in a Single Newborn Nursery|
About Pediatrics Science Day
The primary purpose of Pediatrics Science Day is to give trainees, whether students, post-docs, residents, fellows, or junior faculty, the opportunity to present their research to their colleagues, and to obtain scientific feed-back in a friendly environment. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts that either 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 brief case presentation, summary of unusual disease presentation or perplexing diagnosis, and a literature review of novel diagnostic methods and treatments.
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 thirty years ago, this event has grown from just a few speakers to nearly 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 faculty are invited to submit an abstract of their current research for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation. In addition to abstract submissions, residents and fellows may also submit interesting clinical cases which include a brief case presentation, summary of unusual disease presentation or perplexing diagnosis, and a literature review of novel diagnostic methods and treatments.
Executive Committee Members
- Michael Haller, MD, MS-CI
- Christy Pacak, PhD
- Bryon Petersen, PhD
- Lauren Ruoss, MD
- Arun Srivastava, PhD
- Lindsay Thompson, MD, MS
Event Planning Committee Members
- Larry Compton