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7th Annual Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

Despite the challenges of this past year, the Department of Pediatrics and the University of Florida College of Medicine sponsored the 7th Annual Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. This was truly a national stage, with over 60 students from coast to coast…

Two-week mask mandate for ACPS students, school board approves

Dr. Desmond Schatz, Interim Chair for UF College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics stood in front of the board pleading for a universal mask mandate. “The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is causing havoc, and failure to implement the policy, could have horrific, and could still have catastrophic consequences,”…

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

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 variant, healthy behaviors like mask wearing and personal hygiene, the safety of extracurricular activities and when children younger than 12 may be…

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…