The SLU Department of Pediatrics will be holding its fifth annual Pediatric Science Days and Research Symposium in conjunction with the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology on Thursday-Friday, April 19-20.
The goal for Pediatric Science Days is to bring together MULTI-DISCIPLINARY investigators whose focus is on PEDIATRIC basic science/ translational/ clinical/ epidemiology/ outcomes/ ethics research from ALL CAMPUSES ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY. This pediatric research will be showcased at an all-day Research Symposium involving faculty and trainees at various levels (students, residents, fellows).
The department typically hosts a nationally recognized research Visiting Professor to share his/her expertise with trainees and faculty as part of this event. This year's visiting professor will be Mary Dinauer, M.D., Scientific Director of the Children's Discovery Institute as Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist with expertise in innate immunity and inflammation, and in the development and function of leukocytes.
She has gained an international reputation for her work with Chronic Granulomatous Disease, an inherited neutrophil disorder, involving basic and translational (gene therapy, bone marrow). Click here for additional information about Dr. Dinauer.
The Pediatric Science Days Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 19, followed by a special presentation by Dr. Dinauer at the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series. She will also present a special Pediatric Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. Friday, April 20. The events on both days will be held in the Danis Auditorium at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Dinauer also will moderate small group roundtables with trainees and junior faculty at where she will share her experiences and provide advice to fledgling academicians.
For more information about Pediatric Science Days 2012 please e-mail Theresa Friederich at firstname.lastname@example.org; or you may contact the coordinator, Dr. Joyce Koenig, directly at email@example.com).
Registration and abstract submission forms can be located on the Department of Pediatrics website.