Both UF faculty and visiting professors provide exposure to state-of-the-art basic and clinical research with application to patient care. Included in the agenda are presentations prepared by each third year pediatric resident.
The Elia M. Ayoub was established after Dr. Ayoub’s retirement in 2000. Dr. Ayoub was a devoted physician who cared deeply for his pediatric patients, a superb researcher who worked relentlessly to resolve the mysteries of pediatric infectious diseases and rheumatic fever; and a teacher and mentor to generations of medical students, pediatric housestaff and his fellow physicians.
The Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship was established by the University of Florida Division of Pediatric Cardiology and the University of Miami Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Hernandez was the first pediatric cardiologist in Florida, and he began the program at the University of Miami. In his honor, this Lectureship was established and continues as a formal lectureship.
The DeBusk Lectureship was established in 2002 by Dr. DeBusk’s family and friends. For those individuals who knew and worked with Dr. DeBusk during his almost three decades on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. DeBusk was a peerless physician for children, a quiet unassuming and effective mentor, and a friend to all who came under his tutelage.
Dr. Samuel Gross was one of the highly esteemed leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. Among his over 200 manuscrips were papers advancing our understanding of neonatal hematology, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, management of children with leukemia and neuroblastoma, and the use of bone marrow transplantation as a therapeutic modality for children with cancer.
Dr. Donald Eitzman is a founding member of the College of Medicine and of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Eitzman continues to be a valued contributor to the educational mission of the Department and the Division of Neonatology celebrates the accomplishments and dedication of Donald V. Eitzman, MD, through an annual sponsored visiting professorship.