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Jun. 21, 2023

In The News: FDA Panel Endorses mAb to Prevent RSV in Infants

Medpage Today reported on the early June vote of approval by the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee in favor of nirsevimab, a monoclonal antibody against RSV. The vote was unanimous for…

Jun. 21, 2023

In The News: Viruses and Other Bugs Could Make a Summer Comeback

NBC News shares a CDC report on a spring spike in human metapneumovirus that has prompted doctors across the country to warn of a mix of respiratory and bug-borne viruses…

Jun. 7, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Summer vs Burn Out

My son, Seth, gave me Albert Camus’, “The Plague,” a few weeks ago.  Camus was a French philosopher and author who was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature. The…

Jun. 7, 2023

In The News: Trust in Childhood Vaccines Holds Steady, Despite Skepticism of COVID-19 Vaccines, Survey Finds

CNN reports on a Pew Research Center survey that found Americans continue to have broadly favorable views of routine childhood vaccines despite the tumult surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Only about…

Jun. 7, 2023

In The News: Children Lag Behind Adults in HIV Treatment, Testing

In a study reported on by Healio, children were found to be falling far behind adults in both testing and treatment of HIV. While children account for 5% of all…

May. 17, 2023

Member Spotlight: Ezzeldin Saleh

Ezzeldin Saleh, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at University of Khartoum, Sudan, and completed his pediatric residency at…

May. 17, 2023

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Tested CDC and FDA, Exposing Cracks

Healio details the results of a CDC internal and external review of pandemic performance. The results were not good. The issues discovered included: the agency was too slow to share…

May. 17, 2023

In The News: Bacterial Infection Linked to Recent Baby Formula Shortage May Join Federal Disease Watchlist

CNN reports health officials are considering the addition of Cronobacter sakazakii infections to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. The bacteria can contaminate baby formula and caused an outbreak investigated…

May. 17, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Alexander Laurenson (Recipient)

Alexander Laurenson is an MD/PhD student beginning his first year of graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In the summer of 2022, he conducted research funded…

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Pediatricians at PAS

You have likely heard me refer to PAS as our chance to lean into the ‘pediatrician’ aspect of our specialty. PAS specifically provides an opportunity for us to talk to…

May. 3, 2023

In The News: Researchers Identify Unique Biomarker Patterns Identifying MIS-C and Severe COVID-19 in Children

Medical Xpress reports on a multicenter study published in Cell Reports Medicine. Researchers in the study have identified specific blood biomarker patterns unique to severe COVID-19 infection and yet others…

May. 3, 2023

In The News: ‘The Big Catch-Up’: Health Leaders Team Up to Raise Child Vaccination Rates

Based on an announcement by the World Health Organization, Healio reports on a multi-organization campaign to promote childhood vaccination following a decline in routine immunizations during the pandemic. ‘The Big…

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