University of Michigan

1150 W. Medical Center Drive, 7510 MSRB 1
Ann Arbor, MI
48109-5718
Phone: (734) 615-5909
Fax: (734) 936-7083

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jason Weinberg, MD

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR:  Michael Watson, MD, PhD

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Brenda Spaulding

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: John LiPuma, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  The University of Michigan Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program provides extensive research and clinical training over a three-year period. Fellows learn while providing consultation services for patients with a wide variety of conditions at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Fellows see new and established patients in the Outpatient Clinic, typically one or two half-days per week throughout the three-year fellowship. Fellows participate in a weekly Peds ID Clinical Conference and a weekly didactic ID Fellows teaching conference on a core curriculum of ID topics. Other conferences include weekly ID Grand Rounds, Clinical Microbiology Rounds, Pediatric Grand Rounds, the Pediatric Residency Program’s Morning Report, and a Primary Immunodeficiency Conference Series held jointly with Pediatric Hematology/Immunology, Pediatric Genetics, and Allergy/Immunology. Additional opportunities are available to supplement the training of fellows with interests in transplant infectious diseases, infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship. Research training in our program is tailored to meet the specific educational and career goals of each fellow.  Opportunities exist for fellows to work with mentors within our division who have expertise in bacterial pathogenesis, viral pathogenesis, and infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship. There are also numerous research opportunities in basic, clinical, and translational research for our fellows outside of our division in the Department of Pediatrics and in other clinical and basic science departments across the University of Michigan.

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

  1. Toofan Y, Tarun S, Bender JD, Auerbach SA, Stewart DA, Watson ME Jr. Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella poona in a healthy adolescent female. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2020 Oct 30;8:2050313X20969017. PMID: 33194203
  2. Lloyd EC, Martin ET, Dillman N, Nagel J, Chang R, Gandhi TN, Tribble AC. Impact of a Best Practice Advisory for Pediatric Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Jun 12:piaa058. PMID: 32531048
  3. Wholey WY, Abu-Khdeir M, Yu EA, Siddiqui S, Esimai O, Dawid S. Characterization of the Competitive Pneumocin Peptides of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Mar 12;9:55. PMID: 30915281
  4. Lloyd EC, Gross E, Diamond R, Cobb A, Allen BB, Li Y, Dawid S, Tribble AC. A 15-Month-Old Boy With a Rash on His Hands and Feet. J Pediatric Infect Dis S0c. 2019 May 11;8(2):184-186. PMID: 30289471
  5. Mahboubi MA, Carmody LA, Foster BK, Kalikin LM, VanDevanter DR, LiPuma JJ. Culture-Based and Culture-Independent Bacteriologic Analysis of Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Mar;54(3):613-9. PMID: 26699705

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics Resident/Fellow Grant

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL:

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  1,400

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 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. 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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