New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Campus)

622 West 168th Street, PH4W-468
New York, NY
10032
Phone: (212) 305-9683
Fax: (212) 342-1578

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Natalie Neu, MD, MPH

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Julia Zhou, MS, MPH

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Alice Prince, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  Our 3 year Pediatric Infectious Disease Program is an ACGME accredited training program that is NIAID T32 funded. We are located in a pediatric specific university hospital, in an urban setting, where fellows will gain progressive mastery of clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills necessary to independently practice infectious diseases. Our fellows have significant exposure to high acuity, immune-compromised hosts in addition to general pediatric infectious diseases. Clinical learning and the didactic curriculum are modified based on the fellows input and learning sessions are integrated with our adult colleagues and other divisions such as microbiology to enhance learning opportunities and exposures. Fellows have special training in infection control and prevention as well as antimicrobial stewardship. Scholarly committees assist fellows in crafting research goals and areas of focus. These areas have included but are not limited to: host/pathogen pathogenesis, maternal/child infections, antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/STDs, global infectious disease issues and vaccines. Fellows have access to Columbia graduate programs including the public health program, bioinformatics and others. Our program is flexible, designed to meet each fellows individual research and clinical goals. We have an outstanding track record of mentoring leaders in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Zucker, J, etal. Missed Opportunities for Engagement in the Prevention Continuum in the Predominately Black and Latino Community in NYC. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018; 32 (110: 432-437.
  2. Zucker, J. Development and Validation of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Algorithm to Identify Patient Milestones in the Hepatitis C Virus Care Cascade. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018; 5 (7):ofy153.
  3. Shah, S. Hemozoin Promotes Lung Inflammation via Host Epithelial Activation. mBIo. 2021; Feb 9; 12 (1): e02399-20.
  4. Acker, K. Strains of Staphylococcus aureus that Colonize and Infect Skin Harbor Mutations in Metabolic Genes. iScience.2019. Sept 27; 19:281-290.
  5. Johnson, C. Infection Prevention and Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Practices in Pediatric Long Term Care Facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jan; 41 (1): 116-119.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. NIAID T32: Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  2. Thrasher Foundation Funding

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,200

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? Yes

Program provides training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership) in:

  1. Microbiology lab on site
  2. Infection control and hospital epidemiology
  3. Antimicrobial stewardship
  4. Immunocompromised hosts

Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  1. Antimicrobial agents
  2. Antimicrobial stewardship
  3. Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  4. Bioethics
  5. Epidemiology and statistics
  6. Global health
  7. HIV
  8. Immunizations
  9. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  10. Medical education
  11. Mycology/fungal infections
  12. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  13. Public health
  14. Quality improvement
  15. Virology/viral diseases
  16. Transplant medicine

Opportunities exist for research outside of the ID Division:  Yes

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): Yes

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