Annual Research Symposium


The Department of Pediatrics invites participation from all U-M investigators of Pediatric Medicine/Children’s Health.

Pediatric Research Symposium, May 28, 2020 

Abstract submission deadline:  March 6, 2020

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Members of the Pediatric Community,

We are pleased to announce the 30th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium will be held in the Towsley Center on Thursday, May 28, 2020.* The Symposium will feature poster viewing, awards, and platform presentations of research in all areas: clinical investigation, basic sciences, health services research, quality improvement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are honored to have Dr. Maria Britto, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, UC Department of Pediatrics, as our featured guest speaker for the Valerie P. Opipari Lectureship.

We are particularly interested in having residents, trainees, and junior faculty members present their work at this event.  It is the Department’s expectation that all graduating residents and fellows will provide an abstract of their work. Faculty funded by department Intramural Research Awards are reminded to present their research upon completion of projects.

Please submit your best abstracts by March 6, 2020. Guidelines for abstracts and instructions for submission are provided on the Department of Pediatrics website at

We look forward to seeing you at the Pediatric Research Symposium in May.


PRS Program Committee Co-Chairs

Brigid Gregg, MD
Sarah Reeves, PhD, MPH
Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH

Pediatrics Research Office
(734) 615-1740

 *Please note the 2020 symposium is scheduled as a one-day event; all PRS activities will take place on Thursday, May 28, including Grand Rounds which will be rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday  at 12:0Opm (noon) for that week.

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2019 Pediatric Research Symposium

2019 Pediatric Research Symposium Awardees
2019 Pediatric Research Symposium Awardees

In 2019 the annual Pediatric Research Symposium was moved to a spring date and was held May 13-14. The new date provides greater opportunity for resident participation. Also new this year, the Department of Pediatrics included a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a DEI abstract award and a DEI breakout session at the symposium. 138 abstracts were presented in poster and oral platforms. Guests speakers were Dr. Brent Polk (Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/Keck School of Medicine, USC) presenting at the inaugural Valerie P. Opipari, MD Endowed Lectureship, and Dr. Alex Kemper (Nationwide Children’s Hospital/OSU College of Medicine) presenting Grand Rounds.

See 2019 PRS proceedings and awardee list below: