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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.

The 14th annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium will be held at SLU's Medical Center in April 2020. Check back for more details. 

Our 2019 Visiting Professor

Bruce Gelb
Bruce Gelb, M.D.

This year's visiting professor is Dr. Gelb, the Gogel Family Chair and Director of the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology, and Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics, and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Gelb received his training at the University of Rochester Medical School (Rochester, NY), Babies Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine.  He has dedicated his research career to understanding the genetic origins of congenital heart disease.

More recently, Dr. Gelb has created a collaborative multidisciplinary research environment at the Mindich Child Health and Development Center to advance translational research on prevalent diseases of childhood, with an emphasis on the application of genetics and genomics towards the elucidation of underlying causes.

Dr. Gelb is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the E. Mead Johnson Award from the Society for Pediatric Research and the Norman J. Siegel Outstanding Science Award from the American Pediatric Society; he is an elected member of the National Academy of Science and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He is a site Principal Investigator for the NHLBI Pediatric Genomics Consortium, and an MPI for the National Human Genome Research Institute-funded Clinical Sequence Exploratory Research project, NYKidSeq. He also directs the multidisciplinary clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Program at Mount Sinai, and is developing a pediatric precision medicine program at Mount Sinai (Pediatric Undiagnosed Disease Program).

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 6
Special Seminar featuring visiting professor, Bruce D. Gelb, MD
Noonan Syndrome and Related Disorders: RASPY Voices Heard Along the Pathway
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Doisy Research Center, 9th Floor Conference Room, Health Center Campus
Thursday, March 7

Research Symposium
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Danis Auditorium, 1st Floor Glennon Hall

This all-day event, which highlights diverse areas of research related to children’s health and well-being, is intended to promote cross-University interactions.  Presentations will be comprised of posters and platform talks.

Friday, March 8

Special Pediatrics Grand Rounds Presentation
The Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease: Long, Dazed Journey into Clinic
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Danis Auditorium, 1st Floor Glennon Hall

Bruce Gelb, M.D., will present work related to basic science, translational and clinical research endeavors to understand the genetic origins of congenital heart disease.

Academic Roundtable for Early Career Investigators and Trainees
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Husmann Conference Room, Room 1228

By registration only Gelb will facilitate an informal discussion with trainees or junior faculty on issues related to academic career development. Those in attendance will find that he relates the stories to his own career path. 

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