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Nov. 20, 2020

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This seems an apt message for our current times. Many have experienced personal and professional tragedies… all achingly unique. Perhaps what sustains us, those things for which we are grateful, are broadly similar. Family. Friends. Faith….

SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody LY-CoV555 in Outpatients with Covid-19

Reference: Chen P, Nirula A, Heller B, et al. NEJM  Oct 28, 2020; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2029849 Author: Surabhi (Sara) Vora, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Seattle Childrens’s Hospital Reviewers: Joshua Wolf MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Ramatu Mohammed-Nafi’u, BSC, MBBS, FWACP, FMCP(Consultant Paediatrician) Background: SARS-CoV-2 infection continues to surge globally and no effective therapeutics are available…

Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Children

Article: Jonathan C. Craig, Judy M. Simpson, Gabrielle J. Williams, et al. Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Children. N Engl J Med 2009;361:1748-59. Journal Club Author: Mohammed-Nafi’u, Ramatu. Bsc, MBBS, FWACP, FMCP, Consultant Paediatrician, DSSMC, Abuja, Nigeria. Reviewer: Sanjeev Swami, MD Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Background: Urinary tract…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Dele Davies 

Dr. H. Dele Davies is the Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Public Health, and also the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). While he enjoys his leadership role, including the visioning, planning, and implementing of new programs that move the academic mission forward, Dele has never…

Societies Urge FDA Advisory Committee to Maintain Standard, Existing and Transparent Process for COVID-19 Vaccine Review

The authorization or licensure of a COVID-19 vaccine must include the highest standards of thorough and transparent review to ensure the safety and effectiveness as well as the acceptance and uptake of an immunization against the novel coronavirus. Representatives of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association presenting at today’s Vaccines and…

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Honors Dr. Penny M. Heaton with 2020 Distinguished Research Award

Penny M. Heaton, MD, a renowned leader in vaccine clinical research and development, is the 2020 recipient of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Distinguished Research Award. The award recognizes the outstanding investigative efforts of a PIDS member who, throughout his or her career, has made outstanding contributions to research with a significant impact on…

PIDS Recognizes Dr. John S. Bradley with 2020 Distinguished Physician Award

John S. Bradley, MD, a dedicated pediatric infectious diseases physician, scientist, and educator for nearly 40 years, is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The annual award recognizes a pediatrician who has an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant accomplishments and…

Dr. Anita McElroy Named Recipient of PIDS 2020 Young Investigator Award

Anita McElroy, MD, PhD, an outstanding clinician and physician-scientist, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). Presented to a physician who has completed pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training in the past seven years, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field. The honor…

PIDS Sponsored Programming at IDWeek

The PIDS IDWeek Program Chairs are pleased to announce exciting PIDS-sponsored programming at IDWeek: Interactive Session Mano a Mano VI – Pediatric Infectious Disease Thursday, October 22, 202012:30pm – 1:45pm EDTLocation: On Demand Boarder Crossing Borders Friday, October 23, 202010:00am – 11:15am EDTLocation: Channel 1 Challenging Cases in Pediatric Infectious Disease Friday, October 23, 202011:30am…

Open Letter from Stanford University regarding Dr. Scott Atlas

Dear Colleagues, As infectious diseases physicians and researchers, microbiologist and immunologists, epidemiologists and health policy leaders, we stand united in efforts to develop and promote science-based solutions that advance human health and prevent suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. In this pursuit, we share a commitment to a basic principle derived from the Hippocratic Oath: Primum Non…

Medical Societies Call for Treatment Approvals Based on Science

While the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 continue to highlight needs for new and proven tools to combat the spread and effects of this novel coronavirus, the development, evaluation and use of treatment strategies must be guided by science. Establishing the safety and efficacy of potential therapies is essential to ensuring their appropriate and effective use….

PIDS Member Spotlight – Dr. Philip Zachariah

Dr. Philip Zachariah is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He also leads the antibiotic stewardship program and serves as hospital epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zachariah grew up in India and received his medical degree from Christian Medical College Vellore. During medical school, he was struck with the…

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