Message from the Chair - May 2017
May 18, 2017
I recently returned from San Francisco where the Department of Pediatrics had a phenomenal showing at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. Highlights included Dr. Shari Barkin’s address as SPR President and Dr. Michael DeBaun’s receipt of the Maureen Andrews Mentoring Award.
What was particularly gratifying was seeing students, residents, and fellows presenting the research they conducted with our faculty. For many, this was their first national meeting and I had a great time walking through the poster sessions hearing their enthusiasm for discovery.
On Saturday night, we welcomed about 100 current and former members of our faculty and trainees for a reception at the San Francisco Marriott. It was great to catch up with multiple generations of Vanderbilt pediatricians and hearing what everyone has been doing. We had another tremendous showing at the meeting and I am grateful to all of you who participated and helped to spread the word about the wonderful things happening for Vanderbilt Pediatrics.