8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

9th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge - Berg Hall


Dear Pediatric Community,
On behalf of the 2018 Pediatric Research Retreat Planning Committee, we invite you to register for the Department of Pediatrics 9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge. The Retreat will be an enriching event for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, and staff. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat.

Warm regards,

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD
Mark Kay, MD, PhD
David Maahs, MD
Elizabeth Mellins, MD
Julien Sage, PhD
Gary Shaw, DrPh
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM
Alyssa Bogetz, MSW
Jennifer Cory Doeschot, MA2

Keynote Speaker

Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD

Dr. Joseph DeRisi is Co-President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He employs an interdisciplinary approach  combining genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and bioengineering to study parasitic and viral infectious diseases in a wide range of organisms, for the purpose of discovering  and studying novel or unrecognized biothreats. Early work in his lab contributed to the identification of the SARS coronavirus in 2003. In a parallel effort, Dr. DeRisi studies P. falciparum, the causative agent of the most deadly form of human malaria, in order to develop faster, better therapeutic options.  Dr. DeRisi was one of the early pioneers of DNA microarray technology and whole genome expression profiling and is nationally recognized for his efforts to make this technology accessible and freely available. In 2004, he was chosen for a MacArthur Fellowship. In addition to being a Searle Scholar and a Packard Fellow, Dr. DeRisi has received the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment, and was named an Eli Lilly and Company Research Award Laureate.  He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2016, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.  He received a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1992) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1999) from Stanford University prior to joining the UCSF faculty as a Sandler Fellow in 1999. Dr. DeRisi was a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator from 2006-2016, which he left to take on the role of Co-President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a non-profit medical research organization affiliated with UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Register by April 13th

Registration is now open!

All attendees please register by Friday, April 13, 2018.

This event is free and open to the Pediatric Community!

Abstracts Due by
March 15th

Now accepting abstracts! 

  1. Abstract submissions must be no more than 4,000 characters. 
  2. Supplemental documents may also be uploaded, if needed.
  3. Submit your abstracts when you register to attend the Retreat.
  4. You will be notified by April 6th if you are a Speaker or Poster Compentition Finalist. 
  5. All abstract submissions are invited to present posters.

Register for the 9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat!

Abstract Submission Form & Poster Competition

All faculty and trainees are encouraged to submit an abstract describing their basic, translational, or clinical projects for presentation at the Retreat. Register online and submit your abstract by March 15, 2018. Abstract submissions must be no more than 4,000 characters. Supplemental documents may also be uploaded, if needed.

Abstracts will be judged in several categories and finalists will be awarded speaker time slots, while runners-up will be selected for the poster competition. All faculty and trainees who submit abstracts are invited to present posters, and finalists will be strongly encouraged to attend the Retreat to present their poster. Notifications of which abstracts have been selected as speakers or poster finalists will be sent by April 6, 2018.