UF Pediatrics: Making Strides in Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance for the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. As such, we have made significant strides in recent months to enhance our internal safety measures.

Click the link below to read the full article by Shelley Collins, M.D., Chief, Hospital Medicine

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Gene Therapy Helps Muscular Dystrophy Patients Breathe Easier

Children with Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy,   often spend their days tethered to mechanical ventilators in order to breathe. But results from a new clinical trial at University of Florida Health show that gene therapy improved respiratory function in these patients and increased the time they could spend breathing on their own without assisted ventilation.

“This approach to treating an inherited disease that affects respiratory function has been safe and we are pleased to see it was also effective at reversing some of the respiratory deficits these patients had,” said Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center at UF and a professor of pediatrics in the UF College of Medicine.

Click HERE to read the entire article by April Frawley Birdwell, College of Medicine Science Writer.

Save the Date: Women's Advantage Seminar June 28

Spread the word!

UF Department of Pediatrics is headlining the Women's Advantage June Seminar. Mori Stern, M.D., will conduct a talk with parents and their children on how to stay healthy this summer.  Arts in Medicine will also offer interactive activities and exercises at the event to help the entire family stay healthy this summer.

The event is Friday, June 28 at noon in the UF Health Cancer Hospital's first floor Auxiliary Conference Room (1515 SW Archer Road). A free healthy lunch for kids and parents will be provided.

Click HERE to register today!

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