Office of Fellowship Training
Dr. M. Judah Folkman Research Day
On the 9th annual Research Day at Boston Children's Hospital (2008) Research Day was named in memory of Dr. M. Judah Folkman, who passed away on January 14, 2008. Dr. Folkman, former Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, provided a beacon of light in pediatric surgery, vascular biology, angiogenesis, and cancer research.
Each year over 100 basic science and clinical research residents, fellows, and instructors submit abstracts, with submissions from over 25 departments at Children's, ranging in topic from "Upregulation of VEGFR-1 Prevents Adaptive Capillary Growth in Hypertrophied Myocardium" to "Risks, Trends, and Outcomes among Pregnant Adolescents and Young Adults," some of which are selected for oral presentation, and all of which are selected for poster presentation. Research Day comprises an entire day. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no charge to do so.