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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

Pediatrics Research Celebration Day

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Paul A. Offit, M.D., the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be visiting as this year's Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar. Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine.

  • Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Lecture, Paul A. Offit, M.D.,
    Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center
    How to Communicate Science to the Public—or Die Trying
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Scientific Poster Session, Flaum Atrium. (View Poster Listing)
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Work-in-Progress, Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), Medical Center
    2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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