Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2015 Uppergate Drive, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
30322
Phone: (404) 727-3796
Fax: (404) 727-9223

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc

COORDINATOR:  Ms. LaTanya Alleyne, MPA

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Andrea (Andi) L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  We seek to develop leaders in the field of academic pediatric infectious diseases. The program includes a focused clinical year followed by two years dedicated primarily on investigative activities leading to a productive career path. The location of the Emory program in the midst of a thriving infectious diseases community is a huge factor in our success. We have active interactions with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , an outstanding adult ID program, CDC, the Microbiology and Immunology Department at Emory, the Emory Vaccine Center, Yerkes Primate Center, Rollins School of Public Health, the Carter Center, and other local institutions. Fellows choose research mentors from the broad community, or from the strong faculty within the division itself. Our division’s laboratory strengths are virology, viral pathogenesis, and vaccine development and testing. Our clinical strengths include a thriving children’s hospital network in Atlanta, our Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit (VTEU), large HIV clinic, strong antimicrobial stewardship and hospital epidemiology programs, strong solid organ and bone marrow transplant units and global health opportunities. Our fellows can rotate through a travel clinic, international electives, and a cutting-edge microbiology laboratory. Advanced research training in laboratory-based science or clinical trials/epidemiology is available. Fellows may apply for an NIH T-32 training grant in vaccinology, or a Masters of Science in Clinical Research additional degree. The program is dedicated to producing future leaders who wish to maintain a productive scholarly career in the field.

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

  1. Thompson A; Gillespie S; Mosunjac M; Hussen S; Flowers L; Camacho-Gonzalez A; Prevalence of Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in HIV-1 Infected Young Men who have Sex with Men and TransWomen; Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease; October, 2018
  2. Haston JC, Rostad CA, Jerris RC, Milla SS, McCracken C, Pratt C, Prieto K, Palacios G, Shane AL, McElroy AK. Prospective Cohort Study of Next Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostic Modality for Unexplained Encephalitis in Children. Journal Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, May 2019
  3. Amin O, Prestel C, Gonzalez MD, Lyon T, Shane A, Jaggi P, Tippett A, Yildirim I. Urinary Tract Infections With Extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Bacteria: Case-control Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar;39(3):211-216
  4. Ackerley CG, Billingsley JM, Tharp GK, Amancha PK, Tangpricha V, Smith SA, Amara R, Bosinge SE, Kelley CF. Transgender Women on Feminizing Hormone Therapy Demonstrate a Distinct Rectal Mucosal Transcriptome from Cisgender Men. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses, Sept 2020. PMID: 32611248
  5. Teherani, M.F., Kao, C.M., Camacho-Gonzalez, A., Banskota, S., Shane, A.L., Linam, W.M., Jaggi, P., 2020. Burden of illness in households with SARS-CoV-2 infected children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOWS RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. NIH T32 Training Grant (2 Fellows)
  2. TL-1 Georgia CTSA Grant, Master of Science in Clinical Research (3 Fellows)
  3. Emory Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Warshaw Fellows Grant (3 Fellows)
  4. Emory Global Health Office of Pediatrics (GHOPE) Seed Grant (2 Fellows)
  5. Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Grant (1 Fellow)
  6. Adolescent HIV Implementation Science Alliance Grant-South Africa (1 fellow)
  7. The Emory Children’s Center Fellow’s Vaccinology Research Grant (1 fellow)

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  1. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Scottish Rite, and Hughes Spalding Campuses
  2. Emory University Hospitals
  3. Grady Memorial Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 7,195

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

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. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
    14. Public health
    15. Quality improvement
    16. Transplant medicine
    17. 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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