2020 Research Day

Annual 2020 ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day

Sponsored jointly by the Institute for Child Health Policy and UF’s Department of Pediatrics

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8 a.m.-noon

Communicore C1-4

Featuring keynote speaker

Photo of Dr. Lynn Singer

Lynn T. Singer, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Lynn Singer is the Distinguished University Professor of Population and Quantitative Heath Sciences, Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  She is Principal Investigator of Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL-N), a National Science Foundation-funded consortium of 10 Ohio and Pennsylvania research universities with the goal of advancing women faculty to leadership in STEM disciplines. She is the site PI for the HEALthy Early Development Study, a national consortium investigating effects of prenatal opioid exposures on infant development.  She also chairs the steering committee of the International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICARE) at Case.

Dr. Singer has directed a number of large, federally and privately funded research programs, including a 19-year study of high-risk preterm infants with lung disease and their families, a longitudinal study of cocaine-exposed infants in Cleveland from birth to 12 years, and a birth cohort study of prenatal MDMA exposure in London, England.  She also directed the Cleveland site research of a multi-site industry study that evaluated the effects of long chain polyunsaturated acids (LCPUFAS) on infant development, which resulted in a patent.  She has edited two books, Psychosocial Assessment of Adolescents, and Biobehavioral Assessment of Infants, and authored over 200 articles in the medical and psychological literature.


8 a.m.—Keynote Address (Communicore Room C1-4)

9 a.m.-noon—Poster session and networking reception (Founders Gallery)

Student Research Competition: Three students (including fellows and residents) will receive a $500 professional development award based on the quality of their abstracts and presentations. The award may be used toward conference registration and travel.

ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day is sponsored jointly by UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy and the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

To RSVP, please fill out the form below.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Posters and abstracts must be related to child health research and should have a population or translational component with clinical relevance. Single event case reports will not be considered.

Important notes for preparing your abstract

Your abstract should be submitted as a Word document and must include the following:

  • Abstract Title: IN ALL CAPS
  • Authors: Last name, First name (Department/Institute/Center affiliation); Last name, First name (Affiliations), etc. Please indicate the presenting author’s name with an asterisk (*)
  • Affiliation: Please indicate department and college. For multiple authors/affiliations, please use numbers to indicate authors and their corresponding affiliation. (Example: Jane Smith(1) / (1) Institute for Child Health Policy, UF College of Medicine)
  • Text: Submitted abstracts should be no more than 300-500 words (single spaced, not including title, authors and affiliations). Please include brief descriptions of your study’s background, methods, results and conclusion(s)
  • References are not required in your abstract. If you choose to use references, please include the journal, volume, year, and page numbers. Keep in mind they will count toward the 500-word maximum.
  • Remember to spell out abbreviations the first time you use them.
  • NOTE: When submitting your abstract, please do not include figures, tables or graphs; formatting of figures, tables and graphs may be lost during transmission of the abstract. However, you may use figures, tables and graphs in your final poster presentation.

Important notes for preparing your poster:

  • Posters dimensions: 48 inches (width) x 36 inches (height). Please make sure your posters do not exceed these dimensions.
  • Be sure to include specific data, methodological details and a clear statement of your conclusion(s).
  • Remember to spell out abbreviations the first time you use them.

Please fill out the form below to RSVP and submit an abstract for this event. All abstracts are due by Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5 p.m., Authors will be notified by email of acceptance no later than Thursday, February 7.