Call For Abstracts: 14th Annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium
The Department of Pediatrics will hold its 14th Annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium virtually on April 21-22. The Department invites all interested parties to submit an abstract of their research work, related directly or indirectly, for presentation at the Pediatric Science Days Research Symposium.
Data may be new or previously presented at a local, national or international research meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.
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.
The planners encourage the participation of trainees at all levels (undergraduate and post-graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows). New this year, poster presentations will be pre-recorded and available on the Pediatric Science Days website during this event.
Sherin Devaskar, M.D., the Mattel Executive Endowed Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), will serve as virtual Visiting Professor. She is a former SLU faculty member and Director of the Pediatric Research Institute, and served as a clinical neonatologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital from 1981-1995.
Visiting Professor 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, and Executive Director, UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI), and she is the Director of the Neonatal Research Center at UCLA.
Devaskar is the Principal Investigator of the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development Program and the Human and Molecular Development Training grant. 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.
Devaskar is also the newly announced 2021 recipient of the prestigious Howland Award from the American Pediatric Society.
- Wednesday, April 21: Virtual Special Pediatric Grand Rounds presentation by Sherin Devaskar (8 a.m., Virtual Meeting).
- Thursday, April 22: Virtual Research Symposium will be held in two platform sessions: Session I, 9-11 a.m. Session II, 1-3 p.m.
More details on the event will be forthcoming.