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Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program

Forbes day

The Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program enables outstanding scientists of high national and international prominence in biomedical, translational, clinical, or health services research, to visit the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

During the two day visit, Forbes Visiting Scholars:

  • Lecture on their research and related cutting edge issues in their field.
  • Participate in Work-in-Progress sessions with selected trainees and their mentors.
  • Consult with selected faculty on an individual basis.
  • Participate in Roundtable Discussions with senior members of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Center to discuss research areas for targeted development.
  • Meet fellows, residents, and medical students at a trainee reception to discuss the Scholar's career and provide expert career advice.

View a list of our recent Gilbert B. Forbes Scholars

View photos from our Pediatrics Research Celebration Day

Forbes Visiting Scholar

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Patrick Gallagher, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Genetics and of Pathology at Yale Medicine and the Director of the Yale Center for Blood Disorders, will be visiting as the next Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar. Dr. Gallagher’s research focuses on normal and perturbed hematopoiesis. His primary focus is the genetic basis of inherited disorders of hematopoiesis, with a special interest in disorders of the erythrocyte and the molecular control of erythropoiesis.

  • Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Lecture, Patrick Gallagher, M.D.,
    Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center
    Genetic Diagnosis of Blood Diseases in the Fetus and Newborn
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Rachel Bills, Administrator, at (585) 276-4698 or Michelle Bonville, M.B.A. at (585) 273-4889

Gilbert Forbes PortraitGilbert B. Forbes

Dr. Gilbert Forbes was Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Biophysics and an internationally recognized researcher on body composition, nutrition, and fitness. He received numerous honors and distinctions including the John Howland Award of the American Pediatric Society and the University of Rochester's Arthur Kornberg Research Award. He held a Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development from 1962-2003.