Department of Pediatrics holds annual science days at the COM

Gene therapy, infectious disease and clinical case presentations were among the discussions during the 26th Annual Pediatric Science Days held March 13 and 14 at the College of Medicine. Ken Berns, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute, was the guest host and provided the lecture for Pediatric Ground Rounds.

Dr. Doug Barrett (l) with recipients of the Douglas J. Barrett Award: Drs. Keven Schooler, Angela Rivers and Dwayne Henry

Poster presentations were on display in the Founder’s Gallery during the two-day event, and a reception was held Thursday evening where the Douglas J. Barrett Academic Fellowship Awards presentation was held. The award is named in honor of Dr. Douglas Barrett, vice president of health affairs at UF and former chairman of the department of pediatrics. This year three fellows received the award, including Kevin Schooler, M.D., Ph.D., from the division of critical care medicine; Angela E. Rivers, M.D., Ph.D., from the division of hematology and oncology; and Dr. Dwayne Henry, from the division of nephrology and a graduate from the College of Medicine’s class of 2002.

Grant funding has been established through the Children’s Miracle Network for the Douglas J. Barrett Academic Fellowship Award to support clinical fellows in training in pediatric medical or surgical subspecialties. The recipients are chosen for their work displaying the highest qualities of scholarly activity in research, teaching and patient care. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!