Duke University Medical Center

DUMC Box 2739
Durham, NC
27278
Phone: (919) 684-3829
Fax: (919) 668-4859

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR:  Debra Lugo, MD

COORDINATOR:  Jodie Russell

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  William Steinbach, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  At Duke University, the priority for fellowship training is to develop outstanding pediatric infectious disease specialists who will be future leaders in clinical care and research in the field. The breadth and depth of our division, department, and the institution enable us to develop training plans that are both flexible and customized to the unique needs and career goals of each fellow. The major goal of our division is to train the next generation of independent pediatric physician-scientists, whether that be in basic, translational, or clinical science. Our program provides an excellent training environment for fellows who plan to also pursue an academic clinical career in pediatric ID or an academic position in antimicrobial stewardship, hospital epidemiology and infection control, or medical education.

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

  1. Heston S, Arnold S. Syphilis in Children. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2018 Mar;32
    (1):129-144. PMID: 29406973
  2. Heston SM, Young RR, Hong H, Akinboyo IC, Tanaka JS, Martin PL, Vinesett R, Jenkins K, McGill LE, Hazen KC, Seed PC, Kelly MS. Microbiology of Bloodstream Infections in Children After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Single-Center Experience Over Two Decades (1997-2017). Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 30;7(11):ofaa465. PMID: 33209953
  3. Boutzoukas AE, Akinboyo IC, Wong CA, Benjamin DK, Jr., Zimmerman KO. Impact of COVID-19-related School Closures on the Drivers of Child Health. N C Med J. Jan-Feb 2021;82(1):50-56. doi:10.18043/ncm.82.1.50 PMID: 33397756
  4. Boutzoukas AE, Kusma J, Watson JR, Fung B, Ouellette CP. Fever and a Multifocal, Erythematous, Nodular Rash in an 18-month-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. Oct 2020;41(Suppl 1):S85-S88. doi:10.1542/pir.2018-0271 PMID: 33004592
  5. Thomas SJ, Young RR, Steinbach WJ, Lugo DJ. Risks and outcomes of adenovirus disease in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients –comparison of current antiviral treatment options. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 10:e13505. doi: 10.1111/tid.13505. PMID: 33174293.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Unified Program for Therapeutics in Children (UPTiC) T32
  2. Post-Doctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine T32
  3. Thrasher Foundation Early Career Award
  4. Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Grant Award
  5. Duke Pediatric Resident Scholars Award

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL:

Duke University Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  600

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:  2

VISAS ACCEPTED:  J1

FUNDING 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. Clinical trials
  6. Epidemiology and statistics
  7. Global health
  8. HIV
  9. Immunizations
  10. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  11. Medical education
  12. Mycology/fungal infections
  13. Public health
  14. Quality Improvement
  15. Transplant medicine
  16. Virology/viral diseases

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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