The theme of this year’s Pediatric Research Day was gastroenterology. Richard Weinberg, MD, began the day with a lecture on individuals who made groundbreaking discoveries by challenging previous assumptions and persevering despite criticism. The day’s sessions were comprised of talks by faculty, clinical fellows, research staff members, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents and graduate students.
Topics ranged from potential therapeutic targets in Hirschsprung’s disease to the influence of the microbiome on health and disease. 139 abstracts were submitted, with a record-breaking 37 abstracts submitted by medical students. The day concluded with awards given to the best poster presentations. Pediatric Research Day displayed a wide variety of studies from our researchers working to make breakthroughs in pediatric diseases.
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