UF Pediatrics in the News

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…

Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD

Internationally known pediatric lung transplant…

An internationally recognized physician who performed more than 100 lung transplants has joined the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s…

Dr. Marc Shecter

UF Department of Pediatrics receives second 2021…

“The University plans to buy WiFi hotspots across the state which will provide access for low-income families with kids with chronic medical…

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

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

Running For Research – Prader-Willi Syndrome 2020

May is Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month. Prader-Willi Syndrome, also known as PWS, is a rare genetic disorder affecting approximately 1 in every…

Running team

Call for Abstracts | 2021 Pediatric Medical…

Saturday, September 4, 2021Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida We are excited to invite everyone back to Disney for the 7th…

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum 2021 Call for Abstracts

Call for Posters | 2021 Pediatrics Science Day

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…

2021 Pediatrics Science Day Poster Submission