Member Spotlight: Jaquie Toia

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody LY-CoV555 in Outpatients with Covid-19

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Dele Davies 

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Children

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

PIDS Member Spotlight – Dr. Philip Zachariah


Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

PIDS Honors Eight Distinguished Physicians for Contributions in Clinical Care and Science

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

Association of Nonoperative management Using Antibiotic Therapy vs Laparoscopic Appendectomy with Treatment Success and Disability Days in Children with Uncomplicated Appendicitis

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

PIDS Journal Club – Early-Onset Neonatal Sepsis 2015-2017

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

PIDS Member Spotlight – Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice

Oct. 19, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Alison Tribble (Recipient)

Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of…

Oct. 5, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Quick Observations from Service

I’m on the clinical service this week. Please excuse the brevity of this letter while I simultaneously prepare for our fantastic IDWeek schedule and share these three observations on pediatric ID: The complexity of care in pediatric ID continues to increase. I long for the halcyon days of an uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. Instead, we…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Surge of Respiratory Illnesses in Children Straining Some Hospitals’ Capacity

ABC News reports on pediatric emergency departments and health systems becoming stressed to capacity by surge in children’s respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus. The outlet spoke with infectious diseases doctors across multiple states about the higher-than-expected rate of viruses circulating. While no one reason was identified, factors such as time of year and changes…

Oct. 5, 2022

In The News: Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Not Getting Treatments, Screening

In a CDC report detailed in Medscape, fewer than half of children with sickle cell anemia are receiving recommended annual stroke screening nor are many receiving the recommended medication for pain, acute chest syndrome and quality of life. Sickle cell anemia is the most severe form of sickle cell disease, which primarily affects Black and…

Sep. 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: John Vanchiere

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD is a second-generation Louisiana pediatrician who has been on the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA for the past 15 years. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office and an Associate Director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats.  Dr. Vanchiere completed…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Parents’ Concerns About Safety of Childhood Vaccines Increased During Pandemic

Healio presents insights from a pair of research studies into vaccine disruptions and vaccine hesitancy coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. The studies show a drop in vaccine coverage in the adolescent age group and rising parental concerns into harmful effects of vaccines, respectively. Taken together, they demonstrate the need for pediatricians to effectively communicate the…

Sep. 21, 2022

In The News: Complexity of COVID Vaccine Program Leads to Concerns About Potential for Error

A story in STAT News looks at the increased complexity of proper COVID-19 vaccine storage and administration with the rollout of the bivalent booster program. At a recent ACIP meeting, the panel shared their concerns with keeping as many as 11 different brands and formulations of vaccine straight in doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies nationwide…

Sep. 7, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Importance of Communication

I wish I had been a communications major during college. I simply had no idea that effective communication was one of the most critical elements of being a physician. We see this in so many ways: How do I establish a tone, in just the first few minutes of a patient encounter, that will engender…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: Diversity of Pediatric Academic Faculty Does Not Reflect Patients, Study Finds

Healio reports on a recently published faculty diversity study. Part of the research looked at the 20-year trend of pediatric faculty to gauge how many of those who identified as underrepresented in medicine trainees made their way into academic medicine. Despite well-intended efforts, researchers found the number unchanged. The study utilized the Association of American…

Sep. 7, 2022

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Reversed Years of Progress Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Healio shares findings from a CDC report on antimicrobial resistance during the pandemic. It shows resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased by at least 15% during the first year of COVID-19. The increase in resistant infections reversed much of the progress antimicrobial prevention and control efforts had achieved over the past decade. CDC authors…

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program committee consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Vice Chair-elect, who work with the broader Program committee members and the PIDS community to develop the…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and her fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Word began…

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