Our 28th Annual Research Day Symposium offered an outstanding presentation of the scholarly assembly of Pediatrics’ trainees and faculty mentors’ research. The day commenced with an excellent presentation by our keynote speaker, Alessio Fasano, MD, W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children. The poster session was held in the lobby of the Battle Building and gave presenters the opportunity to display, interact and discuss their research. Our award presentations included 3 winners from the trainee competition: Maria Florencia Martinez, Erika Rhone and Sarah Miller and the Kendig Awardee Matt Harer. Dr. John Kattwinkel received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Science and Dr. James Nataro, Benjamin A. Shepherd Professor & Chair of Pediatrics, was awarded a Jefferson cup in recognition of his outstanding leadership. A very dynamic and enlightening small group discussion about how to choose the right mentor, led by Dr. Fasano, concluded the activities of the day.