News & Announcements

Nov. 11, 2022

Dr. Anne Rowley Recognized With 2022 Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award

Award highlights innovative research on infectious diseases of children in either inpatient or outpatient setting Anne Rowley, MD, FPIDS, is the Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award recipient for 2022. This annual PIDS award highlights innovative clinical and translational research on infectious diseases of children that is performed in either inpatient or outpatient setting, and focuses…

Nov. 10, 2022

2022 Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper Presented to Dr. Matthew Vogt

Award celebrates contributions of Dr. Caroline B. Hall to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through innovative clinical research Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, a recognized research scientist, is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2022 Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper recipient. The award is presented annually to a junior or mid-career investigator who is…

Nov. 2, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – IDWeek Reflections and Growth Aspirations

It was a delight to see so many of you at IDWeek. I was grateful to meet many of you for the first time in person, to learn new things, and to step away from the routine activities of a typical day’s work (as if anything we do in infectious diseases can be considered ‘typical’)….

Nov. 2, 2022

In The News: WHO: TB Deaths, Disease, Treatment Resistance Continued to Increase in 2021

In an article covering the WHO’s 2022 Global TB Report, Healio relays the fight against tuberculosis had nearly a decade of progress negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Declines in cases and deaths have seen reversals of fortune beginning in 2020. As a result, the global effort to combat tuberculosis has fallen behind on nearly…

Nov. 2, 2022

In The News: A ‘Tripledemic’? Flu, R.S.V. and COVID May Collide This Winter, Experts Say

The New York Times reports on an expected collision of respiratory viruses this winter. With few to little restrictions in place for travelling or gathering socially or in schools, experts forecast a rise in COVID-19 cases to connect with a resurgent flu season plus an already explosion in RSV, rhinoviruses, and enteroviruses, or what is…

Nov. 1, 2022

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and Stop TB Collaborate to Publish Special JPIDS Supplement on Pediatric Tuberculosis

‘What’s New in Childhood Tuberculosis’ is a nine-article supplement that evaluates the global state of childhood TB and efforts that will reduce morbidity and mortality from TB in children WASHINGTON and GENEVA, October 31, 2022 – The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) today published ‘What’s New in Childhood Tuberculosis,’ a supplemental issue…

Oct. 28, 2022

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi Delivers the 2022 Stanley A. Plotkin Lecture in Vaccinology at IDWeek

Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field or related science that have impacted children and pediatric infectious diseases Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, an internationally recognized tropical diseases and emerging infections vaccinologist, global health advocate and co-creator of a patent-free, open science COVID-19 vaccine technology, has been recognized with the 2022…

Oct. 27, 2022

PIDS Distinguished Research Award Presented to Jeffrey Starke at IDWeek 2022

Award recognizes a Society member whose outstanding research efforts have significant impact on pediatric infectious diseases Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, a renowned tuberculosis clinician and investigator, is the PIDS 2022 Distinguished Research Award winner. The research award recognizes the outstanding investigative efforts of a Society member who, throughout their career, has made outstanding contributions with…

Oct. 26, 2022

PIDS Recognizes David Kimberlin with the 2022 Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award

Renamed to honor PIDS’ first president, the award is presented to a pediatrician with a distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant contributions in infectious diseases David Kimberlin, MD, FPIDS, an internationally respected clinician and researcher in neonatal herpes simplex virus infections, is the 2022 Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award honoree. Renamed…

Member Spotlight: Jessica Snowden

Jessica Snowden, MD, MS, MHPTT, FPIDS is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She is the Vice Chair for Research and Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. She is the co-Principal Investigator of…

Oct. 19, 2022

In The News: National Collaborative Improves Antibiotic Prescribing for Common Pediatric Infections

Healio covers a report on promising results from a national antimicrobial stewardship initiative involving 133 hospitals. The Better Antibiotic Selection in Children (BASiC) project is managed by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network. It takes aim at increasing the percentage of children who receive appropriate antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP),…

Oct. 19, 2022

In The News: For Decades, Fear and Failure in the Hunt for an RSV Vaccine. Now, Success.

The Washington Post reports on the “renaissance” of respiratory syncytial virus vaccine development following its catastrophic beginnings in the 1960s. Included in those ill-fated beginnings were a pair of infant deaths that fomented hesitation to pursue and test an inactivated lab vaccine candidate in young children. That began to change with the option to use…

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