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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…

Dec. 22, 2021

Public Health Spotlight: Dr. Sara Oliver

Sara Oliver, MD, MPH, serves as the Lead for the COVID-19 vaccines ACIP Work Group and is a Medical Officer in the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunizations…

Dec. 8, 2021

In The News: ‘Substantial Efforts’ Needed to Reach Viral Suppression Target for Children with HIV

Data published by The Lancet HIV and reported by Healio ahead of World AIDS Day show children and adolescents on ART lag adults in progress toward achieving viral suppression. According…

Dec. 8, 2021

In The News: Children 5 and Older Now Have a Coronavirus Vaccine. But Many Parents of Younger Kids Are Still Anxiously Waiting

Families nationwide breathed a sigh of relief when the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5-11, The Washington Post reports. As the holiday season approaches, however, many remain…

Dec. 8, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. C. Buddy Creech – Optimism and Anticipation for 2022

I think many of us enter 2022 with a sense of optimism and anticipation for brighter days as it relates to the pandemic. One source of that optimism for me…

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