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Pediatric Science Day

The Department of Pediatrics of Saint Louis University is delighted to announce the Annual Pediatric Science Day Symposium, focusing on all aspects of child health. The Pediatric Science Day Symposium will consist of a keynote address from a visiting, distinguished pediatric physician-scientist, followed by research and poster presentations, culminating in a reception for all guests and participants.

The 16th Annual Pediatric Science Day will be held April 12, 2023.

About Our Visiting Professor

Headshot of Louis Muglia

Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., is president and CEO of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, an independent nonprofit research foundation accelerating discovery in the biomedical sciences. Previously, he served as vice chair for research, director of the Division of Human Genetics, co-director of the Perinatal Institute, and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The goal of the Muglia laboratory is to understand the molecular machinery comprising the biological clock that determines the timing for birth, and how this is shaped by the environment, to prevent or better treat human preterm labor and delivery utilizing genetic and comparative genomic approaches.

Among Dr. Muglia’s achievements are more than 280 publications and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Muglia was elected to fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2013, Dr. Muglia was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine and in 2020, to the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.  

Dr. Muglia earned his Doctor of Medicine (1988) and Doctor of Philosophy (1986) degrees from the University of Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Science in biophysics from the University of Michigan in 1981.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, and a Mead Johnson Educational Grant

About the 16th Annual Pediatric Science Day

Pediatric Science Day 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, the symposium will highlight research involving many aspects of child-related health from all campuses at SLU. We particularly encourage the participation of trainees at all levels (undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows). 

Event Schedule

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds presentation by Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D.

Time: 8-9 a.m.

Location: Danis Auditorium at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Research Symposium

The Pediatric Science Day Research Symposium will be held in Danis Auditorium at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

9:30-10:42 a.m. Platform Session I

10:42-11 a.m. Morning Break

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Platform Session II

12-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Poster Session I

1:30-2:30 p.m. Platform Session III

2:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:45-3:50 p.m. Platform Session IV

View Presentation Timetable Here (PDF) 


A reception will be held at the conclusion of the Pediatric Science Day Research Symposium.
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Danis Auditorium at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Registration Information

Registration is not required to attend Pediatric Science Day 2023.

The abstract submission period has now ended. Thank you to all who have submitted!