PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

PIDS Endorses New Terminology: Vancomycin Flushing Syndrome

PIDS supports the universal removal of the term “red man syndrome,” a term previously used to describe the syndrome of histamine release caused by rapid infusion of vancomycin, and the erythematous flushing that results in patients with light skin. PIDS supports the universal removal of the slur, and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin flushing syndrome”….

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases Linked to Youth Sports As Vaccine May Soon Be Authorized for Adolescents 12 and Older

Public health officials are seeing an increase in reports of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. linked to youth sports, according to an April 9 press briefing. These include cases in Michigan, which saw 291 outbreaks stemming from youth sports teams that involved at least 1,000 people between January and March. In Minnesota, state health official…

PIDS Invitation to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Networking Session – May 11

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invites you to a Networking Session for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3-4 pm CST.  During the session, you will hear from ID leaders and experts from across the United States.  This is also a chance to network with other professionals and make new…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

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