News & Announcements

Jul. 27, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Matthew Vogt (Recipient)

Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Microbiology & Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine….

Jul. 13, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Welcoming Pediatric ID Fellows

July is an exciting time at our medical centers. Fellows are becoming new faculty members and newly minted pediatricians are entering pediatric ID fellowships that will teach them how to…

Jul. 13, 2022

In The News: Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines for Youngest Kids

A pair of recent articles from Mepage Today covered the latest on COVID-19 vaccines following FDA and CDC approval. First, CDC’s Advisers Endorse COVID Vaccines in Youngest Kids recounts the…

Jul. 13, 2022

In The News: CDC Eyes Bavarian Monkeypox Vaccine for Kids as Outbreak Spreads

Bloomberg reports the continued spread of monkeypox across the United States and the world has led the CDC to develop a vaccine protocol for children. If needed, the agency will…

Jun. 22, 2022

Member Spotlight: Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith, MD, MSCE, FPIDS is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Duke University School of Medicine.    Dr. Smith earned his medical…

Jun. 22, 2022

In The News: Coronavirus Vaccines for Kids Under 5 Are Finally Here

The Washington Post reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory panel recommendation means pediatricians will be administering the first coronavirus vaccines to children under five in the coming…

Jun. 22, 2022

In The News: Proportion of Black, Hispanic Physicians Do Not Reflect US Population

Healio has shared findings on underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic physicians and medical students compared to their presence in the greater U.S. population. The study authors relay that diversity among…

Jun. 22, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Michael Pichichero (Donor)

Michael Pichichero, MD believes that, too often, great science in pediatric infectious disease does not receive the funding by the National Institutes of Health or large charitable foundations that it…

Jun. 8, 2022

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – Goals For PIDS; Goals With PIDS

As we head into summer, I’m asking each of us to think about our goals for PIDS this year. My hope is that by intentionally crafting both a shared vision…

Jun. 8, 2022

In The News: Antibiotic Resistance Could Be a Top Cause of Death by 2050, Experts Say

Medpage Today reports on an expert panel recently asserting antibiotic resistance will be an expanding threat over time. Bacteria evolving beyond the efficacy of antibiotics, according to the CDC, has…

Jun. 8, 2022

In The News – Inappropriate Antibiotics for Nonhospitalized Kids Cost US at Least $74 Million

Reporting on a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and The Pew Charitable Trusts, Medical Xpress shares the cost of inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to children cost…

May. 18, 2022

Member Spotlight: Gabriela Maron

Gabriela Maron, MD, MS, is an Associate Member of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health…

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