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Jun. 5, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Looming Workforce Challenges

“Adjusting for population growth, the [pediatric infectious diseases] workforce is projected to grow more slowly than most other pediatric subspecialties and geographic disparities in access to PID care are expected…

Jun. 5, 2024

In The News: Study: Infants Born in Spring, Summer More Likely to Have RSV in First Season

Healio reports on a study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society regarding medically attended cases of respiratory syncytial virus. Researchers found that infants born during the…

May. 22, 2024

Member Spotlight: Kari Simonsen

Kari Simonsen, MD, MBA, FPIDS, is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Children’s Nebraska. She earned her medical degree…

May. 22, 2024

In The News: Point-of-Care Saliva Testing Raised HIV Screening Rate at Adolescent Clinic

Healio reports on findings presented at PAS on HIV screening success by a clinic that offered point-of-contact saliva testing. The clinic’s efforts resulted in quadrupling its screening rate. The median…

May. 22, 2024

PIDS Foundation Feature: Camila Aparicio (Recipient)

Camila Aparicio is completing her research year at Yale School of Medicine and will be graduating this month. In the summer of 2023, she was selected for the PIDS Foundation’s…

May. 21, 2024

PIDS Statement and Articles on Sustainability and Climate

Read the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society supplemental articles on the topic: PIDS statement: Last year was the hottest year humans have measured, according to the National Oceanic…

May. 8, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Ask Not What Your Society Can Do for You

President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most famous inaugural addresses in U.S. presidential history. From the east front of the Capitol, JFK stirred the gathered crowd and every…

May. 8, 2024

In The News: Does Evidence Fully Support Antibiotic Use for Acute Sinusitis in Kids?

Medpage Today reports on meta-analysis performed to examine the efficacy of antibiotics for acute sinusitis. It was the first such analysis on this since 2013 and included 956 pediatric participants…

Apr. 17, 2024

In The News: Advances in HIV Treatment for Adolescents: Are Long-Acting Injectables the Future?

Healio shares a story on advancements in therapeutic formulations, such as long-acting injectables, in response to concerns that children with HIV aren’t sufficiently adhering to ART treatment. The U.S. Department…

Apr. 3, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Importance of PAS to PIDS

We work in a field that is consult-heavy. One where we have pediatric colleagues from other specialties who ask us to see their patients and we deliver our advice –…

Apr. 3, 2024

In The News: Vaccination, Prophylaxis Recommended for Children with Primary Immunodeficiencies

Healio reports on a presentation delivered at the AAAAI annual meeting that recommended routine inactive vaccinations and other prophylactic treatment for children with primary immunodeficiencies. According to the presenter, children…

Mar. 20, 2024

Member Spotlight: Andrew Handel

Andrew Handel, MD, FAAP, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. He is a lifelong New Yorker,…

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