Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, is the Director of Research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Florin’s NIH-funded research program focuses on improving the diagnosis and management of children with lower respiratory tract infections through clinical and molecular epidemiology and clinical trials. An SPR member since 2015, Dr. Florin served on SPR Council and SPR PAS content committee from 2017-2020, and as Chair of the SPR Perspectives Committee from 2018-2020. In this role, he greatly expanded the SPR Perspectives contributions to the society’s partner journal, Pediatric Research, while fostering collaborative writing relationships between junior and experienced SPR members. Dr. Florin serves on the planning committee for the PAS meeting, in addition to leading multicenter research as part of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the AAP, the HRSA-funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, and the global Pediatric Emergency Research Networks. Recognizing the diversity of pediatric scientists, the strengths of team science, and passionate for developing the next generation, Dr. Florin would like to prioritize SPR initiatives that stimulate synergistic research across disciplines, backgrounds, and institutions.