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Since 2012, the Society for Pediatric Research Junior Section helped to introduce and integrate trainees into the Society by promoting scholarly work and serving as a resource for those making the transition to junior faculty. The Junior Section is led by two fellows who have not yet completed their fellowship program. The President, a fellow in his/her final fellowship year) will be succeeded by the President-elect, a fellow in his/her penultimate fellowship year. Together they work with the SPR leadership to develop and grow the Section.


Call for Applications for President-elect
Deadline: Passed
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Current Junior Section Leadership


President: Catherine (Katie) Forster, MD
Dr. Forster is a Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Academic General Pediatrics fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has a strong desire to assist fellows in developing an academic career.

 

President-Elect: Edward Hurley, MD
Dr. Hurley has been hooked on pediatric research since the first time he presented at the PAS Meeting as a medical student. His goal as Junior Section Officer is to help cultivate the SPR's Junior Section in the areas of grants, mentorship and advocacy.

Our Members
Since its inception in 2012, the Junior Section has continued to grow and represents academic generalists as well as a wide range of subspecialists.

In addition to providing resources to help develop your career, our goal is that this section will provide a platform for networking amongst peers and the beginning of future collaborations. To help you get to know your co-members, please consider joining our Facebook Group. And to keep abreast of activities related to the SPR organization as a whole, please join the SPR LinkedIn group and APS/SPR Facebook.