UF Pediatrics in the News

Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff…

Alexandra Byrne

Following backlash and support, school board…

Dr. Desmond Schatz, the interim physician-in-chief at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, said the mandate is a matter of right and wrong. “We…

Young student wearing a mask in a classroom

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections…

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity…

Adrienne H Mott-Young, M.D.

Pediatric Patient Stories

Sickle Cell Loses and Sydnee Wins

“I’m active, a little bit crazy, but I’m mostly fun,” Sydnee Murphy, 8, said when asked to describe herself.

The Murphy Family

The art of pediatric patient care

Anthony Macchio was already familiar with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. After his second daughter, Isabel, was born with a heart defect in…

Josie Macchio, right, plays with her sister Isabel Macchio, left

MAX-ed Out With Love

How a community came together to surprise a 17-year-old patient waiting for a heart Written by Molly Brennan and Coral Denton For most…

Max laying in hospital bed wearing headphone and smiling

Monthly & Annual Events

Lectures & Lectureships

The UF Pediatrics Department holds regularly scheduled Lectures and Lectureships for faculty and staff. Speakers include our vary own pediatricians and visitors from outside organizations.

Person giving a presentation to a large group of people

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.

Peds Science Day 2018

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

This is an exciting opportunity to share your research with your peers. Open to all medical students in the United States, this forum will take place in conjunction with the annual conference of the FCAAP, which students are also welcome to attend.

Research poster

Special Events

College Diabetes Network Bowling Social

Join our first meeting of the year and meet others with diabetes! Friends are welcome and refreshments will be provided. Sunday, September 26…

Neon flyer for the College Diabetes Network Bowling Social

7th Annual Pediatric Medical Student Research…

Despite the challenges of this past year, the Department of Pediatrics and the University of Florida College of Medicine sponsored the 7th Annual…

Group Photo of the 2021Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

COVID-19, the delta variant and kids in the…

As children head back to school, parents and guardians have questions about how to protect them from COVID-19. Many want to know more about the delta…

Woman and child wearing masks and hugging