UF pediatrics professor receives humanitarian award after nomination by children around the world

Making children smile is the aim of University of Florida department of pediatrics faculty, so it’s meaningful when kids return the favor — especially on a global scale.

Please click the button below to read more about the Order of the Smile honor David Weinstein M.D., M.M.Sc., received.

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Department Highlights

CONGRATULATIONS: Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., UF Powell Gene Therapy Center Director,  Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Professor and Pediatrics Associate Chair

Dr. Byrne's paper, entitled Tadalafil Alleviates Muscle Ischemia in Patients with Becker Muscular Dystrophy, was published in the Nov. 28 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

The interdisciplinary journal's mission is to promote human health by providing a forum for communication and cross-fertilization among basic, translational, and clinical research practitioners and trainees from all relevant established and emerging disciplines.

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CONGRATULATIONS: David Burchfield, M.D., Pediatrics Professor and Neonatology Chief

Through October 2014, Dr. Burchfield is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, which represents 3,500 neonatologists in the US.

The largest specialty subgroup of the AAP, the section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers which is accomplished through advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.

Please click here to learn more about the AAP.


Sebastian Ferrero Foundation 5th Anniversary – Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida Renovations

Are you curious about the renovation plans for the Shands Hospital for Children lobby?

Check out the following video from the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation.

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Stop Children's Cancer Holiday Traditions Concert

The 16th Annual Holiday Traditions Concert, held on Dec. 9, was a success!

Please click here to view photos and videos from the event.

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