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AAP Launches #CallYourPediatrician Campaign

Using humor and real-world conversations, the American Academy of Pediatrician launched the  #CallYourPediatrician  campaign, which aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19,is important and safe.

Reporting of MIS-C Associated with COVID-19 for Health Care Providers

On May 14, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributed a health advisory describing Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Florida Department of Health requests that health care providers report persons who meet the case definition for…

Dr. Schatz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Every year, the UF College of Medicine Faculty Council recognizes its most outstanding faculty members for their extraordinary service and accomplishments that increase the College’s national reputation in their respective areas of expertise. This year, Desmond Schatz, M.D., Interim Chair of Pediatrics and UFDI Pediatric Medical Director, was named…

Like A Water Balloon in a River

When Madeline Lee went to her 28-week prenatal checkup, she was not able to see her son’s head in the sonograms. Her doctor later determined that the fetus had abnormal fluid in his brain and referred Madeline to UF Health in Gainesville.

What the latest research suggests about the coronavirus in pregnancy

A GROWING number of case studies suggest that, while pregnant people don’t seem to be at greater risk of the coronavirus, covid-19 is linked to a higher rate of caesareans and preterm births, and the virus may be able to cross the placenta to a fetus. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24632823-400-what-the-latest-research-suggests-about-the-coronavirus-in-pregnancy/…

Immunotherapy for Pediatric Leukemia Patients

In this podcast from UF Health’s MedCast, William Slayton, MD discusses Immunotherapy for Pediatric Leukemia Patients. He will tell us the story behind the current outstanding cure rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He will help us to understand the reasons why 10% of patients still relapse. He will examine…

Call for Posters | 2020 Pediatrics Science Day

Due to current events, this year’s Pediatrics Science Day will be virtual.  We are asking that all research be submitted as a poster via the submission form at the link below.  One poster from each category will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation via Zoom. We look forward…