Tulane University Pediatric ID Fellowship

1430 Tulane Ave, Box 8408
New Orleans, LA
70112
Phone: (504) 988-5117
Fax: (504) 988-3805

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John S. Schieffelin, MD

COORDINATOR:  Cheryl Dempsey

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  John S. Schieffelin, MD


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  The Tulane University Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a three-year ACGME training program affiliated with the Pediatric Residency Program at the Tulane University School of Medicine. The mission of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program is to train, educate, and mentor fellows to become exceptional clinicians and researchers in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Fellows work in a collegial environment that values excellence in clinical care, scholarly activity and professionalism. Our trainees learn from a diverse patient population with a broad spectrum of disease including travel related illnesses, transplant, oncology and critical care. Fellows also gain experience in antibiotic stewardship, hospital epidemiology and infection control as well as specialty clinics focused on immunocompromised hosts, tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infections. Scholarly activity occurs in a variety of areas from basic science to clinical care. Our program is flexible and adjusted to suit our fellows needs and interests. Upon completion of the program, our trainees our well prepared for clinical and research-oriented careers. Our trainees have gone on to have highly successful careers in patient care and research as well as in public health and global health. For the past five years, 100% of our fellows have past the pediatric infectious disease board exams.

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

  1. O’Brien BE, Williams PL, Huo Y, Kacanek D, Chadwick EG, Powis KM, Correia K, Haddad LB, Yee LM, Chakhtoura N, Dola C, Van Dyke R, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). Repeat Pregnancies Among US Women Living With HIV in the SMARTT Study: Temporal Changes in HIV Disease Status and Predictors of Preterm Birth. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020;85(3):346. PMID: 32701825
  2. Labuda SM, Huo Y, Kacanek D, Patel K, Huybrechts K, Jao J, Smith C, Hernandez-Diaz S, Scott G, Burchett S, Kakkar F, Chadwick EG, Van Dyke RB, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). Rates of Hospitalization and Infection-Related Hospitalizations Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Exposed Uninfected Children Compared to HIV-Unexposed Uninfected Children in the United States, 2007-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2020;71(2):332. PMID: 31504291
  3. Labuda SM, Te V, Var C, Iv Ek N, Seang S, Bazzano AN, Oberhelman RA. Neonatal Sepsis Epidemiology in a Rural Province in Southeastern Cambodia, 2015-2017. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019; 100(6):1566. PMID: 30994093
  4. Labuda SM, Schieffelin JS, Shaffer JG, Stryjewska BM. Hansen’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Crossover of Symptoms: A Case Series of 18 Patients in the United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97(6):1726. PMID: 29141716

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Fellowship Award (PI: Dietrich)
11/01/2020 – 10/31/2022 $25,000
Funded by: National CMV Foundation
Cytomegalovirus Non-Primary Infection of Pregnant Women in a Highly Seroprevalent Population

R25 TW009340 (PI: Dietrich)
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020 $80,000
NIH Fogarty Global Health Scholars
Cytomegalovirus Non-Primary Infection of Pregnant Women in a Highly Seroprevalent Population

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
  • Ochsner Hospital for Children

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  400

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

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 meeting/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. Epidemiology and statistics
  5. Global health
  6. HIV
  7. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  8. Mycology/fungal infections
  9. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  10. Public health
  11. 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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