Department Conferences & Meetings
Fellows Present at Pediatric Grand Rounds
Required to Attend
Fellows Academic Core Curriculum (ACC)
These weekly didactic lectures are designed to fulfill American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements and provide career guidance to our fellows. Fellows learn patient care, research and career development skills including sharing bad news, effective teaching, research methods, grant writing, poster development, mentoring and career planning.
Pediatric Biomedical and Translational Research (PBTR)
This monthly seminar series was designed by our Department Chair to provide exposure to translational research, an area that is gaining momentum. Topics reach across all subspecialties, providing access to a vast array of breakthrough research. This year’s guest lecturers, personally invited by our Chair, hail from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, Indiana University, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Chair’s Fellows Meeting
Our Department Chair and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital, Dr. Nina Schor, takes a personal interest in our fellows. She meets quarterly with fellows from our 11 subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance over lunch. These meetings are popular among our fellows as they appreciate the opportunity to interact with Dr. Schor, a national leader in the field of neuroblastoma research, and to learn about each other’s research interests.
Encouraged to Attend
Our Pediatric residents present the most interesting new admissions for discussion of diagnosis and management at these half-hour sessions held at least twice a week. Faculty, fellows and residents, as well as medical students rotating on the pediatric subspecialty services, are generally in attendance.
The Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program
The semi-annual Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program brings in outstanding scientists of high national and international prominence in biomedical, translational, clinical, or health services research. This program is praised among our faculty and trainees as collaboration and networking within medicine enhances success in research and patient care. The program includes a trainee reception where the Scholar discusses their career path and provides expert career advice to our fellows, residents and medical students.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Our weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds, presented by Pediatric faculty and invited pediatricians from the region, offer a broad spectrum of topics of interest to community and academic pediatricians. Highlights include the Chair’s “State of the Department” presented at the first session of each academic year, and the annual Fellow Grand Rounds where select third-year fellows present their research.
Department of Pediatrics Poster Symposium
This annual poster symposium was originally developed to feature the wide breadth of research being conducted by faculty within the Department of Pediatrics. Over the past few years, it has become a favorite venue for our fellows to present their research. Many of our third year fellows and a select few of our second year fellows present and discuss their posters. Faculty and trainees from across the Medical Center are invited to attend.