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Calling all medical students, residents and fellows interested in a career in pediatric science! Learn about Career Development Awards (CDAs) that can launch your career in child health research!


    • April 24th, 2024
      SPR-AMSPDC Workshop “Small talk, Big impact: Navigating Networking at Academic Conferences.”

      Speakers: Mary Leonard, MD (Chair of Pediatrics Stanford University School of Medicine) and Maria Rueda- Altez, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases University of Alabama at Birmingham)


    • April 3rd, 2024
      SPR-AMSPDC Workshop “Early Engagement of Pediatrician – Scientists”

      Speakers: Suzanne Woods, MD (American Board of Pediatrics), David A. Hunstad, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS (Washington University), Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD (Emory School of Medicine) and Oleh M. Akchurin, MD, PhD (Weill Cornell Medicine)


    • March 28th, 2024
      SPR-AMSPDC Workshop “Small talk, Big impact: Navigating Networking at Academic Conferences.”

      Speakers: Jordan Orange, MD, PhD (Chair of Pediatrics Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Audrea Burns, PhD (Associate Professor Baylor College of Medicine)


    • December 13th, 2023

      Topic: SPR-AMSPDC Early P-S Webinar “Nuts and bolts on preparing for a career as a Pediatric Investigator”

      Speakers: Colin Orr, MD (Gen Peds, Health Services/Advocacy, UNC), Ryan McAdams, MD (Neonatology, Med Ed Wisconsin), Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD (Endo, QI/Clinical Research, UPMC) and Rachel Vreeman, MD (Gen Peds, Global Health, Mt. Sinai)


    • November 16th, 2023

      Topic: SPR-AMSPDC Early P-S Webinar “Nuts and bolts on preparing for a career as a Pediatric Investigator”

      Speakers: Cristina Alvira, MD (Pediatric Critical Care, Stanford), Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MPH (Pediatric Cardiology, Nemours Children’s Health Delaware), Thomas Hooven, MD (Neonatology, UPMC Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh) and Scott James, MD (Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham)


    • October 11th, 2022

Topic: Considering a career as a pediatric physician-scientist? Perspectives from early career physician-scientists

Speakers: Nina Salinger Prasanphanich, MD, PhD (Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center), Megan Januska, MD (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)


    • September 13, 2022

Topic: ABCs of CDAs

Speakers: Sally Radovick, MD, MS Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, Department of Pediatrics Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,  Physician-in-Chief Bristol Myers-Squibb Children’s Hospital Chancellor’s Scholar Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences


    • June 14, 2022

      Topic: Research Careers in Pediatrics

      Speakers: Phyllis A. Dennery, M.D., Professor and Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Chair of Pediatrics Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Brown University; Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, Distinguished Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Lisa A. Robinson, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, Vice Dean Strategy & Operations, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Medical Science Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto


    • May 10, 2022

      Topic: Balancing an Investigative Career and Family

      Speakers: Kristen Noble, MD, PhD Instructor in Neonatology Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Praveen Raju, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, Kravis Children’s Hospital Icahn, School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD Curnen Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine and Rasheed Gbadegesin Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development, Duke University School of Medicine


    • April 12, 2022

      Topic: How to Lead an Investigative Team

      Speaker: Terence S. Dermody, MD, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


    • March 8, 2022

      Topic: Professional Identity Formation in Early Stage/Emerging Physician-Scientists

      Speakers: Jordan Orange, MD, PhD, Chair of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Pediatrician-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital & Audrea Burns, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Co-Director, Faculty College; Associate Program Director, Pediatrician-Scientist Program, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital


    • February 8, 2022

      Topic: The ABCs of CDAs (Career Development Awards)

      Speakers: Matthew R. Vogt, M.D., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anne-Marie Rick, MD, MPH, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Bereketeab Haileselassie MD, MHS, Stanford University School of Medicine


    • January 11, 2022

      Speakers: Sallie Permar, MD, PHD, Weill Cornell Medicine, & Norman Rosenblum, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children

      Presentation Slides

    • December 14, 2021

      Speaker: Daniel Benjamin, MD, Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine
      Title: Lessons from Middle School


    • November 09, 2021

      Speaker: Stephen Teach, MD, Professor and Chair, Pediatrics in Pediatric Department Chair, George Washington University
      Title: Addressing Inequities in Pediatric Asthma Care: Doing Things Better While Doing Better Things


    • October 12, 2021

      Speaker: Diana Bianchi, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at NHGRI
      Title: The Journey is More Interesting Than the Destination
      Webinar Description: In this talk I will intersperse my personal and career journeys with the arc of my research interests, and show that some of the most important research findings are unexpected. I will also focus on the lessons learned along the way: resilience, courage, joy and paying it forward.


    • September 14, 2021

      Speaker: Lisa Satlin, MD, Herbert H. Lehman Professor and System Chair, Mount Sinai Health System
      Title: A journey of discovery into the renal regulation of potassium homeostasis: clues from development and disease
      Webinar Description: The physician-scientist is uniquely positioned to identify a clinical question, and then perform biomedical investigations that allow discoveries to be translated into clinical applications that improve health outcomes. This webinar will focus on a journey of scientific discovery that emerged from a clinical observation, that of very high plasma potassium concentrations in the premature newborn. Bench and translational efforts led to novel insight into the ontogeny of renal epithelial transport, with unexpected outcomes opening new areas of inquiry that have enabled the story to continue to evolve.


    • August 10, 2021

      Speaker: Sherin Devaskar, MD, Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics in Pediatric Department Chair, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
      Webinar Description: The specialty of Pediatrics holds incredible excitement given that preventive or interventional practices at the beginning of life are impactful throughout the life span – “Beginnings determine Endings”. Being pro-active, the discoveries that science brings to bear on childhood disorders are unmatched in any other specialty. The milestones achieved in recent times have made a major difference to the lives of children and their families. How can anyone resist being part of building this amazing future for children, who themselves are the future of our society and world!!!!!!!


    • July 13, 2021

      Speaker: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, Professor & Chair in Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
      Title: Prevention and Intervention: Coming of Age in a Post-COVID World
      Webinar Description: Adolescent Health has become an area of a particular concern during the pandemic with increased mental health compromise, including anxiety, depression, substance use and eating disorders. Is there an answer to these challenges? Could they have been prevented or benefited from early identification and intervention. What is our way forward to ensure adolescents not only survive but thrive in the next decade.


    • June 8, 2021

      Speaker: Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, Nancy C. Paduano Professor and Chair in Pediatrics, Weill Cornell University School of Medicine
      Title: Ending the Congenital CMV Pandemic: We Are Halfway There


    • May 11, 2021

      Couples Panel: Panagiotis Kratimenos, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Children’s National Medical Center, The George Washington University School of Medicine
      and Ioannis Koutroulis, MD, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
      Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine
      Title: Prospering at Home While Pursuing a Career in Academic Pediatrics: One Couple’s Perspective


    • April 13, 2021

      Speaker: H. Dele Davies, MD
      Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
      Title: Mentorship, Sponsorship, Partnerships – Key Ingredients to a Successful Pediatric Scientist Career


    • March 9, 2021

      Speaker: Bruce Gelb, MD,
      Director Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Professor, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, NYU Langone Health
      Title: Noonan Syndrome and Related Syndromes: RAS-pY Voices Heard Along the Pathway


    • February 9, 2021

      Speaker: Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH,
      Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
      Title: Academic Activism: Choosing the Right Time and the Right Place


    • January 12, 2021

      Speaker: Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD,
      Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
      Moderator: Lisa Satlin, MD
      Title: Common Themes in Invasive Bacterial Disease in Children


    • September 2, 2020

      Topic: How to Become a Pediatric Scientist
      A Virtual Panel for Medical Students
      Speaker: Dr. Chandy John, Riley Hospital for Children


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