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Residency Program News

Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Category: Resident News

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff…

Alexandra Byrne

Protect your family this flu season by getting…

Category: Resident News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage for the flu dropped throughout the 2020-2021 season. Following social distancing guidelines…

Jyotsna Thota

Asad Bashir: Vaccines: fact vs. myth

Category: Resident News

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 1,000 cases of measles in 2019. This is the greatest…

Asad Bashir

Pediatrics Department News

UF Health pediatrics expert answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

UF Health pediatrics expert Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., discusses what parents should know about the shots.

Two College of Medicine faculty members lauded

Two UF College of Medicine faculty members were recently recognized for their commitment to research and patient care at both the state and national levels.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Florida, five specialties among nation’s best

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital continued its remarkable run as one of the Southeast’s premier pediatric medical centers as U.S. News & World Report Tuesday ranked it as Florida’s No. 1…

Desmond Schatz elected to ASEMFL

Desmond Schatz, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Institute at the UF College of Medicine, was recently elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL). The academy…




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Social Events

To foster camaraderie and close relationships among all levels of physicians, the department hosts many social events throughout the year.