News & Announcements

Feb. 9, 2022

In The News: Kids’ COVID Vaccinations Plummet

Bloomberg reports parental enthusiasm for vaccinating their children has waned just as shots for children under 5 are being considered. Vaccinations for children are at the lowest recorded levels since…

Feb. 9, 2022

In The News: Children Living with Long Covid

A child hunched over in pain, reporting pain as “above 10” on a 1-10 scale. This is the October experience of a girl who had contracted COVID-19 back in August,…

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – February Symmetry

I really like February. I like the symmetry of precisely 4 crisp weeks. I like that February 1 and March 1 are always on the same day of the week….

In The News: New Antifungal Medications Are Sorely Needed

Fungal infections are a growing public health problem. Medscape reports invasive fungi are evolving stronger defenses just as disease-causing bacteria have shown. While antimicrobial resistance receives much of the publicity,…

In The News: Kids’ COVID Hospitalizations Hit Pandemic High

Pediatric infectious diseases specialists at children’s hospitals across the country – D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Cleveland, Palo Alto – reached for this story by CNBC reported more pediatric hospitalizations due…

Jan. 26, 2022

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bill Muller

William (Bill) Muller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University and the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago….

Jan. 12, 2022

In the News: US Urges COVID Boosters Starting at Age 12 to Fight Omicron

Covid vaccines offer strong protection against serious illness across variants, including Omicron. Still, according to a recent Associated Press article, the CDC has recommended boosters for adults and teens over…

Jan. 12, 2022

In the News: Omicron Leading to a Familiar Illness in Kids: Croup

Reports nationwide show the Omicron variant has struck the pediatric population particularly hard. In addition to the complications COVID-19 infection brings, NBC News reports some children under five who contract…

Jan. 12, 2022

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – My Peds ID Story

Tell me if this sounds familiar: a trainee, with their entire medical career ahead of them and in search of direction, asks how you came to choose a career in…

Jan. 5, 2022

Letter on 2021 Pediatric ID Match Results

Dear Colleagues, In mid-December, we received the results of the 2021 Pediatric Infectious Diseases match. Fifty-nine programs participated in the match this year (up from 55 last year), and 84…

In the News: The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer, but Most Kids Don’t Receive It

The human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent as many as 90% of six potentially lethal cancers. The vaccine only works if administered prior to becoming infected by the virus, which means…

In the News: Doctors Expected MIS-C Cases to Surge After the Delta Wave. They Didn’t.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, MIS-C, is a complication of COVID-19 that can lead to dangerous inflammation around several vital organs. It occurs about a month after a SARS-CoV-2 infection…

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