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Apr. 6, 2022

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – Building a Resilient Society

Whether personal or professional, resilience is an admirable, invaluable trait. The cost of acquiring it, though, often exceeds what we had imagined. Resilience typically requires being challenged beyond what we…

Apr. 6, 2022

In The News: Long-Acting Injectable HIV Regimen for Adolescents

On March 29, the FDA, Healio reports, approved Cabenuva as the first long-acting HIV treatment regimen for adolescents. The approval was supported by studies conducted among adults and data from…

Apr. 6, 2022

In The News: Where US Stands on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

US children under 5 years of age remain ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination as the Food and Drug Administration delayed steps toward authorizing the vaccines last month, CNN reports. While children…

Mar. 23, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Emma Mohr (Award Recipient)

Emma Mohr is an assistant professor in the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently heads an independent research program in a preclinical model of…

Mar. 23, 2022

In The News: Babies Born to RSV Vaccinated Mothers and Antimicrobial Impact

Citing a study published via PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Medscape reports babies born to mothers who were vaccinated against respiratory syncytial virus while pregnant appear…

Mar. 23, 2022

In The News: Measles Cases Drop During Pandemic

As reported by Medscape, PIDS member Walter Orenstein cautioned a recent plunge in reported cases should not diminish how we perceive the threat posed by measles, or other infectious diseases….

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…

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