University of Louisville School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics
571 S. Floyd St, Suite 321
Louisville, KY
40202
Phone: (502) 852-3774
Fax: (502) 852-3939

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Victoria A. Statler, MD, MSc

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR:  Kristina A. Bryant, MD

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Carol Hines

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Gary S. Marshall, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Louisville is a 3-year ACGME-accredited program. Established in 1994, the program produces outstanding clinicians, educators, and scientists who make major contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through clinical service, teaching, and research. Fellows will explore and become independent clinicians with a service niche, including but not limited to care of the immunocompromised host, antimicrobial stewardship, healthcare epidemiology and patient safety, and vaccine advocacy. Clinical service and teaching occur at Norton Children’s Hospital, where the service performs ~500 new consults per year. Outpatient visits number ~1000 per year, including, but not limited to children needing post-hospital care, those with congenital or acquired immune deficiencies, and infants with perinatal HIV exposure. The division comprises seven faculty physicians and one nurse practitioner. Fellows have the opportunity to earn a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences or a Master’s of Public Health. Additional learning and teaching opportunities occur through clinical experiences (including telehealth), didactic sessions, and multidisciplinary conferences. The program expects the fellow to complete at least one scholarly project while developing a research “toolkit” in the areas of clinical research and quality improvement. Available resources include the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support unit, the Division of Clinical and Translational Research, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory. Fellows also participate in infection prevention, health services research, public health, and quality improvement.

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

Ristagno ER, Bryant KA, Boland LF, Stout GG, Junkins AD, Woods CR, Myers JA, Espinosa CM. Effect of Intranasal Mupirocin Prophylaxis on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission and Invasive Staphylococcal Infections in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infect Control Hospital Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;39(6):741-745. PMID: 29606181

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Sanofi Pasteur Inc. – $145,551
  2. Departmental Research Grant – $10,000

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: 

Norton Children’s Hospital

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  700

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1 Clinical

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

Opportunity 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. Immunizations
  9. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  10. Medical education
  11. Public Health
  12. Quality improvement
  13. Virology/viral diseases
  14. Transplant medicine

Opportunities exit 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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