Youngest person in the world leaves UF Health Shands Children's Hospital with temporary artificial heart and portable driver

Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first patient in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital on April 18, just in time to celebrate Easter and her 17th birthday.

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Department Highlights

Recent UF Department of Pediatrics highlights include:

  • Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., University of Florida pediatrics professor, appointed to FDA committee;
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital PICU Nurses Selected as the National ADVANCE for Nurses 2014 Best Nursing Team;
  • STOP! Children’s Cancer of Palm Beach County, Inc. Awards $30,000 to UF Pediatric Hematology/Oncology;
  • Sharda Udassi, M.D., Elected to the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Board; and
  • Two UF Health Volunteers Recipients of E.T. Your Work of Heart Awards.

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Kohl's Bike Rodeo and Summer Safety Fair - March 22

Upcoming Events:

2014 Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics are proud to sponsor the 2014 Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum.

This is an exciting opportunity to share your research with your peers. The meeting is open to all medical students in the United States and will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the FCAAP.

Click HERE  to register for the forum, submit your abstract and access discounted hotel information.

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