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Pediatric Science Days

The Saint Louis University Department of Pediatrics' annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium focuses on all aspects of child health. Each year, as part of Pediatric Science Days, the department hosts a distinguished academic pediatrician. 

This event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation.

14th Annual Pediatric Science Days

The 14th Annual Pediatric Science Days will be held on April 21-22, 2021. Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of COVID-19, this will be a virtual event. 

Pediatric Science Days is an annual event that celebrates pediatric research at Saint Louis University. In addition to hosting a visiting professor whose career has focused on pediatric research, a symposium will highlight research involving any aspect of child-related health from across all campuses at SLU. We particularly encourage the participation of trainees at all levels (undergraduate and post-graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows). 

About Our Visiting Professor

Sherin Devaskar, M.D.
Sherin Devaskar, M.D.

Sherin Devaskar, M.D., is the Mattel Executive Endowed Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and attending neonatologist at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She also serves as assistant vice chancellor of Children's Health, executive director of the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI), and director of the Neonatal Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Devaskar is the principal investigator of the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development Program and the Human and Molecular Development Training grant.

Dr. Devaskar’s NIH-funded research program studies the role of pregnancy exposures on the long-term outcome of babies. Her program focuses on premature and growth-restricted babies, the nutrition they receive while in the womb and soon after birth, and the propensity of these babies to develop adult-onset conditions, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. She has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. As the epitome of the academic “quadruple threat,” Dr. Devaskar is a terrific role model for trainees and junior faculty. She is also the newly announced 2021 recipient of the prestigious Howland Award from the American Pediatric Society. 

Event Schedule

Day 1
Virtual Special Pediatric Grand Rounds
Presented by Sherin Devaskar, M.D.
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Day 2

PSD 2020 Virtual Research Symposium
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Session I, 9-11 a.m.
  • Session II, 1-3 p.m. 

Registration Information

The deadline for abstract submission is 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Complete the abstract submission form and follow the instructions on the form to submit.