Annual Research Symposium

29th Pediatric Research Symposium
May 13-14, 2019
Towsley Center 


Symposium Schedule Overview

Monday, May 13, 2019

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM  Resident Poster Activity (Towsley Lobby)
  • 1:00 -   3:00 PM  Mentoring Sessions (3rd floor MPB, Chair's Conference Room)
  • 3:00 -   6:00 PM  Main Poster Session (Towsley Lobby) (continues after Lectureship)
  • 4:00 -   5:00 PM  Inaugural Valerie Opipari Endowed Lectureship (Dow Auditorium, Towsley)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019:

  •  8:00 -   9:00 AM   Grand Rounds keynote (Dow Auditorium, Towsley)
  •  9:00 - 10:00 AM   Plenary Session Presentations (Dow Auditorium, Towsley)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM   Awardee Recognition (Dow Auditorium, Towsley)
  • 10:30 - 12:30 PM   Breakout Sessions/Oral Presentations (* DEI session new this year)
  • 12:30 -   1:30 PM   Lunch - Networking Research Roundtables (Towsley Dining Room, lower level)

Breakout Sessions - See Presentations Schedule posted below


Inaugural Valerie Opipari Endowed Lectureship (Monday, May 13, 4pm, Dow Auditorium)

Cytokine signaling restrains inflammatory bowel disease development: the bright side of cytokine signaling

D.  Brent Polk, MD, AGAF
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


Pediatric Grand Rounds / Symposium Plenary Keynote - Tuesday, May 14 - 8:00 AM - Dow Auditorium

Shining a Light on an Old Problem:  Neonatal Jaundice

Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital


AWARDS - see Abstract Awardees posted below


Symposium Program Objectives

This event has been planned for faculty, residents, students and others performing research in pediatrics at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for participants to (1) be informed of state-of-the-art research in Pediatrics by inter/nationally recognized keynote lecturers; (2) present and discuss their current research in an educational forum; (3) compete for awards promoting young investigators in Pediatric research; (4) be informed of peers’ research across all Pediatric specialties; and (5) have the opportunity to interact and form collaborations across the spectrum of pediatric and child health research.