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FCAAP Names 2021 Chapter Award Winners

D-2438. Portraits of faculty, doctors, staff and fellows at Shand’s Congential Heart Center. Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the FCAAP Philip O. Lichtblau, MD, Award. Dr. Bleiweis currently serves in multiple leadership roles at University of Florida, including Director of the Congenital…

Internationally known pediatric lung transplant expert joins University of Florida Health

An internationally recognized physician who performed more than 100 lung transplants has joined the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital to lead the pediatric pulmonary division and resume its pediatric transplant program. Marc G. Schecter, M.D., comes to UF Health from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he founded…

Pfizer advances vaccine trials for 5-11 year olds

Pfizer has announced they are moving into the next phase of trial testing its coronavirus vaccine in children younger than 11. For Alachua County parent, Sarah Rockwell, she has been waiting for this moment.

COVID vaccinations on children 5 and up could start in September

“Certainly, we always want to weigh the risks and the benefits,” said University of Florida College of Medicine professor and pediatrician Dr. Sonja Rasmussen. “The benefits of the vaccine are much more than what might be the potential risks. We haven’t really seen significant risks and side effects.”…