UF Pediatrics in the News

AAP, CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12…

The AAP recommends adolescents ages 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 now that federal health officials have signed off on the…

Physician giving patient a shot in the arm

Drs. Kelly & Thompson begin prestigious…

For UF Health pediatricians Maria N. Kelly, M.D., and Lindsay A. Thompson, M.D., medicine was always a career certainty. For years, they have…

Lindsay A. Thompson, M.D., and Maria N. Kelly, M.D.,

UF Health, Florida Department Of Health In…

Dr. Kathleen Ryan, UF Health associate division chief for pediatric infectious disease, said although pregnant women were not included in the vaccine…

Kathleen Ryan

Pediatric Patient Stories

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

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…

Kayden Lee

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

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

Save the Date! 2021 Pediatrics Science Day

Save the Date! We are excited to be able to host this event again and look forward to having our trainees present their research. This platform…

2021 Pediatrics Science Day