TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR
CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
Basic Science Research Faculty
TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Call to action: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B in Africa.
Wilson P, Parr JB, Jhaveri R, Meshnick SR.; J Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 17. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy028. [Epub ahead of print]
Persistent Gaps in Appropriate Use of Empiric Acyclovir in Neonates.
Wilson P, Sutton AG, Nassef C, Falato C, Jhaveri R.; Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 May;56(5):472-479. doi: 10.1177/0009922816678975. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
New and Repurposed Drugs for Pediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Practice-based Recommendations.
Harausz EP, Garcia-Prats AJ, Seddon JA, Schaaf HS, Hesseling AC, Achar J, Bernheimer J, Cruz AT, D’Ambrosio L, Detjen A, Graham SM, Hughes J, Jonckheere S, Marais BJ, Migliori GB, McKenna L, Skrahina A, Tadolini M, Wilson P, Furin J; Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.; Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 15;195(10):1300-1310. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201606-1227CI. Review.
GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has two major goals: (1) Provide educational opportunities for trainees in both ambulatory and in-patient care for children with infectious diseases, and (2) Provide an environment where trainees develop critical research skills through participation as investigator in original projects. Our program offers a broad range of clinical and research opportunities to accomplish these goals. Clinical opportunities and requirements are based on the ACGME requirements to become board-eligible in pediatric infectious diseases with opportunities to spend additional time in the clinical microbiology laboratories, adult infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship, hospital infection control, and clinical areas of interest to each fellow. Research opportunities include multiple areas in basic science, clinical research, public health / epidemiology, and global health.
University of North Carolina Hospitals: 150 pediatric beds
Fellows accepted each year: 1
Funding Ensured for All 3 Years: YES
Is completion of pediatric residency training in the US or Canada a requirement? YES
THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:
Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigators(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: 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 are made): YES
Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES
Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design and academic careers: YES
The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents: YES
Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 50
Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 15
Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 32
Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: N/A (This is a new program)