April 20, 2022
It was during a PIDS retreat during fellowship training that the Society began to impact Andi L. Shane’s career. Surrounded by colleagues who shared her passion for all aspects of pediatric ID, she was inspired to apply for a PIDS Fellowship award. The support from PIDS enabled Dr. Shane to pursue her research ambition and conduct a clinical study to assess the impact of a probiotic on antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospitalized children.
Her PIDS membership and service, both within PIDS and representing PIDS, on several committees have proven tremendously rewarding both professionally and personally. One of her longest standing commitments to serving PIDS has been through the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Dr. Shane currently serves as Deputy Editor of the journal. Prior to this, she was delighted in 2011 to have been selected as the first JPIDS cover art editor, served as an Associate Editor, and was acting Editor-in-Chief between mid-October 2021 to mid-January 2022.
She has contributed a donation to PIDS that, by partnering with the current JPIDS cover art editor, Annabelle de St. Maurice, and PIDS staff, will subsidize a calendar featuring JPIDS cover art selected from issues published during the past 10 years. The 13-month JPIDS cover art calendar is scheduled to be available in October 2022.
Supporting the activities of PIDS through donations to the PIDS Foundation is one way that Dr. Shane has chosen to endorse the important work that PIDS does to improve the health of children worldwide through the philanthropic support of scientific and educational programs. She hopes one of the artists contributing their cover art to JPIDS today will go on to become a pediatric ID fellow supported by a PIDS Fellowship award, like she was, and a dedicated PIDS member tomorrow.
Dr. Shane completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania followed by completion of her MPH at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City. Her medical education was completed at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans followed by a pediatric residency and chief residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore in New York. She has also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC prior to completing her pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Currently, Dr. Shane is the Division Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta system.