Annual Events in the Department of Pediatrics


Grand Rounds

The Department of Pediatrics hosts several lectures, conferences, and events each year.

During the academic year the Department hosts Pediatric Grand Rounds, which take place on Friday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Mt. Oxford Auditorium, located in the Second Floor Conference and Education Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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Our signature events include the Jules Amer Lectureship, the Abby Stoddard Lectureship, the St. Geme Lectureship, the Frankenburg-Camp Lectureship, the Arnold Silverman Lectureship, the Conger Lectureship, the State of the Department, Career Teaching Scholars, Resident Research Day, and the Professor’s Challenge. More information on these signature events can be found below.


For other on-campus events, see the University Calendar.

Abby Stoddard Lectureship

Sept. 16, 2022
The Abby Stoddard Lectureship, which began in 1993, features case discussions and presentations in pediatric neurology. Recognized experts are incorporated in this annual, two-day lectureship.

St. Geme Lectureship


From 2021, back row (l-r): Jay Hesselberth, Elodie St. Geme Cassidy, Joe St. Geme III, Lee Niswander, Steve Daniels Front Row (l-r): Sally Peach, Carol Greider, Monica St. Geme

Sept. 23, 2022

Neuron-Glial Interactions in Health and Disease: From Cognition to Cancer

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD 
Professor of Neurology, Stanford University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The annual lectureship, which began in 1987, honors Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD, former dean of the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, who was a national leader in the areas of research, education, and patient care.

The Medical Student Award is given at the Lectureship to a deserving fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated outstanding research with a mentor and who is interested in a career in academic pediatrics.

The guest speaker spends two days on campus meeting with faculty and culminating in the lectureship.

    State of the Department

    Sept. 30, 2022
    Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, gives the annual Pediatrician-in-Chief Update on the Department of Pediatrics. This event also includes the presentations of The Dalice Miller Hertzberg Award, The Barbara A. Quarantillo Award, and the Senior Instructors with Distinction awards.

    Jules Amer Lectureship

    Oct. 28, 2022

    The Jules Amer Lectureship focuses on community advocacy and global health. It is held on the first Friday in September and is sponsored by the Jules Amer Endowed Chair in Community Pediatrics and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

    William K. Frankenburg Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

    Nov. 11, 2022

    The Frankenburg Lectureship and Visiting Professorship honors the pioneering leadership of Dr. William K. Frankenburg, who made developmental screening an integral part of pediatric practice throughout the world. Leading authorities in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics are invited to speak at Grand Rounds and spend two days working with students, fellows, faculty, and community providers. This annual conference is funded by the Frankenburg-Camp Endowed Fund that supports research, training, and advocacy for early identification and prevention of developmental and behavioral problems, with an emphasis on at-risk and vulnerable children.

    Lula Lubchenco Lectureship

    Nov. 18, 2022

    Dr. Lula Lubchenco was faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado from 1943 to 1977. Although best known for her landmark description of the risk profile of variations in intrauterine growth by gestational age, Dr. Lu made contributions to regionalization of perinatal care, family-integrated care, inter-professional collaboration, and assessment of outcomes across the continuum from prenatal life to adulthood. Her research arose from the challenges she met as a clinician, and her scholarship continues to influence neonatal care around the world.

    Career Teaching Scholars Award


    Dec. 9, 2022

    The Department of Pediatrics presents the Career Teaching Scholars Award during Grand Rounds to gifted teachers, both full-time faculty and clinical faculty, who have made outstanding contributions to pediatric education throughout their career.

    The 2021 recipients:


    Edwin Asturias, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics


    Adam Huff, MD
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics


    Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics


    Shen Nagel, MD
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

    Dr. Arnold Silverman was also be honored for his contributions to education.

    Learn More about the Award >

    Arnold Silverman Lectureship

    February 10, 2023

    The Arnold Silverman, MD, Lectureship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition honors Dr. Silverman and his national and internal influence by bringing a nationally-renowned physician-education-researcher in the field of pediatric GI, hepatology and nutrition for a two-day visit to Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado to interact with students, house staff, fellows, faculty and caregivers from the community.‚Äč

    Chancellor’s John J. Conger Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

    April 7, 2023

    This prestigious lectureship is sponsored by the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. It honors Dr. Conger, who was a pioneer in development and clinical psychology, and a child psychologist who had an enormous impact on child policy in the United States. The guest speaker spends a two-day visit culminating in a lecture at Grand Rounds.


    Pictured left to right from the 2022 event: Dr. Sandra Fritsch, Dr. Ron-Li Liaw,
    Dr. Robert Hilt, Dr. David Keller, David Conger, Harriet Milnes

    Resident Research Day

    Resident Research Day 05-2019 (07)

    June 2, 2023

    Resident Research Day celebrates the research accomplishments of our residents and their faculty mentors. Many of our residents participate in mentored-research projects, which are presented at Grand Rounds and displayed on poster boards at the Spring Poster Session. The featured speaker is an alum who has had a successful career in research.