PIDS Recognizes 2021 Fellowship and Research Award Winners During Business Meeting

The goal of the PIDS Fellowship and Research Awards program is to increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious diseases clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic, translational, and clinical research in areas pertinent to Pediatric Infectious Diseases including innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children, and to support the development of future researchers in pediatric antimicrobial stewardship.

Congratulations to the 2021 awardees!

PIDS and St. Jude/PIDS Fellowship Award

Alexandra Medoro – Functional T Cell Responses in Infants with Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

Ashley Sobel Leonard – Interface between Humoral Immunity and Intrahost Viral Evolution in Young Children

Pichichero Family Foundation Vaccines for Children Initiative Research Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Matthew Vogt –  Human antibody modification of enterovirus D68 infection

ASP Awardees:

Sanchi Malhotra – Comparing pediatric latent tuberculosis infection treatment regimen and time to initiation across provider settings

Simon Parzen-Johnson – Fluoroquinolone use and impact in high-risk pediatric patients (oncology, urology, tracheostomy patients)

Andrea Prinzi –  Association Between Organism Reporting Practices from Tracheal Aspirate Cultures and Antibiotic Use in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients

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