News & Announcements

Jul. 18, 2024


The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations for the important role of PIDS IDWeek Vice Chair-elect, who will represent us and help develop the pediatric track on the IDWeek Planning…

Jul. 10, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Happy New (Academic) Year

Happy New Year. No, not that one; the other one. I recognize we are not watching the ball drop on a frigid Times Square, but instead experiencing once in a…

Jul. 10, 2024

In The News: Antibiotic Overuse in Preemies’ Early Life Tied to Higher Risk of BPD, Death

A national cohort study from China, according to Medpage Today, found antibiotic overuse in premature infants’ early life may increase the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death. The study included…

Jun. 26, 2024

Member Spotlight: Joseph St. Geme III

Joseph St. Geme III, MD, FPIDS, is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief, President of the Medical Staff, President of the Physician Practice Association, and the Madlyn and Leonard…

Jun. 26, 2024

In The News: Childhood Vaccine Uptake Differs Among Immigrant Communities

Healio reports on a study examining vaccine coverage among immigrant communities in Washington state. Structural inequities in these communities, including language barriers, promote poor health outcomes and run the risk…

Jun. 5, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Looming Workforce Challenges

“Adjusting for population growth, the [pediatric infectious diseases] workforce is projected to grow more slowly than most other pediatric subspecialties and geographic disparities in access to PID care are expected…

Jun. 5, 2024

In The News: Study: Infants Born in Spring, Summer More Likely to Have RSV in First Season

Healio reports on a study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society regarding medically attended cases of respiratory syncytial virus. Researchers found that infants born during the…

May. 22, 2024

Member Spotlight: Kari Simonsen

Kari Simonsen, MD, MBA, FPIDS, is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Children’s Nebraska. She earned her medical degree…

May. 22, 2024

In The News: Point-of-Care Saliva Testing Raised HIV Screening Rate at Adolescent Clinic

Healio reports on findings presented at PAS on HIV screening success by a clinic that offered point-of-contact saliva testing. The clinic’s efforts resulted in quadrupling its screening rate. The median…

May. 22, 2024

PIDS Foundation Feature: Camila Aparicio (Recipient)

Camila Aparicio is completing her research year at Yale School of Medicine and will be graduating this month. In the summer of 2023, she was selected for the PIDS Foundation’s…

May. 21, 2024

PIDS Statement and Articles on Sustainability and Climate

Read the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society supplemental articles on the topic: PIDS statement: Last year was the hottest year humans have measured, according to the National Oceanic…

May. 8, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Ask Not What Your Society Can Do for You

President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most famous inaugural addresses in U.S. presidential history. From the east front of the Capitol, JFK stirred the gathered crowd and every…

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