News & Announcements

Mar. 23, 2022

Member Spotlight: Mari Nakamura

Mari M. Nakamura, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School She currently serves as…

Mar. 9, 2022

PIDS Opposes Florida Vaccine Policy That Will Jeopardize Kids’ Health

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the world’s largest organization of pediatric infectious diseases specialists, strongly opposes the state of Florida’s recommendation against coronavirus vaccination for healthy children. COVID-19 vaccines have…

Mar. 9, 2022

In The News: MRSA Resistance Increases

A study from 2012-2017, as reported by Healio, showed a percentage increase in U.S.-MRSA resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Researchers used the Cerner Health Facts EMR and the Premier Healthcare Database to…

Mar. 9, 2022

In The News: Vaccine Protection for Children During Omicron

CNN reports a large CDC-funded study compared the vaccination status of children 5-17 years-old who were treated for COVID-19 in emergency departments, urgent care centers and hospitals across 10 states…

Mar. 9, 2022

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – Hope in Spite of Burdens

I think we all recognize that life is punctuated with uncertainty, frustration, and loss. The current state of our world offers ample evidence of that. There is much that burdens…

Feb. 23, 2022

PIDS Spotlight: Christy Phillips

Christy Phillips serves as executive director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Her 20+ year career with PIDS began as a temporary employee with the Infectious Diseases Society of America…

Feb. 23, 2022

In The News: Awaiting Surge in MIS-C as Omicron Cases Fall

In the wake of the Omicron variant infecting a record number of US children, CNN reports children’s hospitals across the country braced for the accompanying spike in MIS-C cases that…

Feb. 23, 2022

In The News: FDA Delays Shot Push for Children Under 5

The sole age group without access to COVID-19 vaccination will remain on the outside looking in until at least April, reports The New York Times. Roughly 18 million children in…

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,…

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