UF Department of Pediatrics congratulates faculty on their outstanding achievements.

David Burchfield, M.D.:

  • Award for Excellence in Life Support to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program, designating UF&Shands as an Extracorporeal Life Support Center of Excellence (With David Kays, M.D.)
  • Chaired a review panel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns (SSMN) grant review

Barry Byrne, M.D. Ph.D.:

  • Grant: NIH Perfect 10 recipient
  • Spirit of Gainesville Nominee (2012)

Rachel Coleman, M.D.:

  • Media:  Risk factors for SIDS: WCJB TV20 appearance (March 2012)

Thomas Conlon, Ph.D.:

  • Grant: Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation: $280,000, involving final toxicology studies in order to go into human clinical trial next March for AAV gene therapy

Daniel Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.:

  • Recent Grants: Hayward Foundation: $50,000 and Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA):  $75,000
  • Invited Talks:International Hyperphagia meeting, Baton Rouge (October 2012), International PWS meeting, Cambridge, England (July 2013) and International Pediatric Endocrine Meeting, Milan, Italy (September 2013)

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, M.D.:

  • Spirit of Gainesville Nominee (2012)

Shirley Graves, M.D.:

  • Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree:  Mississippi University for Women (May 2012)

Roland Herzog, Ph.D.:

  • Award: College of Medicine Faculty Research Award (Basic Science)
  • Appointment: Executive Editor, Journal of Genetic Syndromes and Gene Therapy
  • Grant: Grant: NIH Perfect 10 recipient

Joanne Lagmay, M.D.:

  • Grant: Hyundai Hope for Kids Award, $250,000 (with Wesley Bolch, PH.D.)

Josef Neu, M.D.:

  • Guest Lecturer and Visiting Professor: The Sixteenth Annual Dr. Norman Kretchmer Lectureship. Stanford University (September 2012)
  • Visiting Lecturer for a Celebration of Dr. Bill Oh’s 80th Birthday: Women’s and Infant’s Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. NEC: An Update (April 2012)
  • Visiting Lecturer: Perinatal Epidemiology Conference at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston. The Fetal and Neonatal Intestinal Microbiome. (May 2012)
  • Visiting Professor Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati. Two lectures. (May 2012)
  • Plenary Lecturer: Canadian Paediatric Society Meeting. (June 2012)
  • Visiting lecturer. University of Alabama. Two lectures. Grand Rounds and Fellow lecture. (July 2012)
  • Invited Speaker: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Microbiome Workshop: Washington D.C., The Microbiome in Neonates and Children. (February 2012)

Onyekachukwu Osakwe, M.D.:

  • Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business (April 2012)
  •  Recipient of the University of Florida International Center Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement (April 2012)

Nicole Paradise Black, M.D., M.Ed.:

  • Earned Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida
  • Recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education

Bryon Peterson, Ph.D.:

  • Scientific consultant for “Grey’s Anatomy” TV show (3 episodes)

William Slayton, M.D.:

  • Presenting Abstract:  International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) in London, “Outstanding early responses with dasatinib and intensive chemotherapy in pediatric Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL): Children’s Oncology Group (COG) trial AALL0622” (October 2012)

Sanjeev Tuli, M.D., M,Ed.:

  • Editorial Board Member: Consultant for Pediatricians Journal

Mary Wagner, M.D.:

  • Award: Excellence in Teaching Residents/Fellows: College of Medicine, University of Florida, Sleep Medicine Fellows (June 2011 and June 2012)

David Weinstein, M.D., M.M.Sc.:

  • Honors: Parent Choice Award Winner, One of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, Best Doctors in America, Nominated for international humanitarian award for charity work provided through the Alyssa’s Angel Fund at UF
  • Committees: US representative on the organizing committee of the 2013 International GSD Conference to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, Member of the 2012 ACMG Consensus Panel for GSD VI and IX Guidelines
  • Media:  3-page article in Sosialurin (newspaper in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, 30-minute interview on Get Active Program: Z-100, New York City, GSD documentary  “A Cure for Sure”, News stories in Detroit, Hartford and Gainesville, NPR: New GSD Faroe Island research institute
  • Invited lecturer: United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, France, Faroe Islands and throughout US
  • Other Accomplishments: More than 1.5 million dollars in philanthropy

Michael Weiss, M.D.:

  • Grant: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and EGI Inc.: $694,000 (to detect brain bleeding in pre-term infants, with Dr. Rosalind Sadleir of the College of Engineering)
  • Expert Panel Member: FDA  Review of Anesthesia Exposure in Neonates

William Winter, M.D.:

  • Teaching Awards: Exemplary Teacher Award for 2011-2012 (UF College of Medicine) and Basic Science Teacher of the Year, 2012, (Awarded by the Class of 2012)
  • Grant: NIH: University of South Florida (Prime Agency NIH) “Islet Autoantibody Standardization Program (IASP)”: $63,279

Roberto Zori, M.D.:

  • Recent Grant: Telemedicine – Hayward Grant: $80,000
  • Invited Talk: Visiting Professor – Chieti, Italy (June 2012)