News & Announcements

Mar. 20, 2024

In The News: Children Surpass a Year of HIV Remission After Treatment Pause

Medical Xpress reports on a presentation of a clinical trial in children who acquired HIV before birth delivered at the 2024 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Following an…

Mar. 20, 2024

PIDS Foundation Feature: Mohamad Shieb (Recipient)

Mohamad Shieb is a 2nd year resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Shieb is…

Mar. 6, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – PIDS and Our Conferences

Did you know the conference starting today, the one many of you are at right now, wasn’t called the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference when it was first…

Mar. 6, 2024

In The News: Many Perinatal and Neonatal Studies Have Incomplete Data, Review Finds

Healio reports on a study of outcome data from randomized controlled perinatal and neonatal studies. Researchers used PubMed for such trials published between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021….

PIDS Foundation News: James D. Cherry (Donor)

James D. Cherry, MD, MSc, is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Division of Infectious Diseases. He also…

Feb. 21, 2024

In The News: More Evidence Maternal COVID Vaccination Safe for Newborns

Medpage Today reports on a study from that found newborns of mothers who had received at least one mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose during pregnancy did not have worse outcomes than…

Feb. 7, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Mentors

We are each where we are today because someone took the time and the care to help us get here. Like many, those first mentors in my life were my…

Feb. 7, 2024

In The News: Pediatric Hospitals Discontinue Precautions, See No Increase in MRSA

Healio reports on research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society finding no associated increase in MRSA over a four-year period that followed discontinued contact precautions. Texas-based…

Jan. 24, 2024

Member Spotlight: Asuncion Mejias

Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD, MSCS, FPIDS, is Full Member in the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She is an international medical graduate (IMG), completing her medical…

Jan. 24, 2024

In The News: Many Patients Diagnosed With MIS-C Do Not Fit Updated Definition

According to research covered by Healio, nearly one in five patients who were diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome based on a 2020 definition would not be so diagnosed by an…

Jan. 10, 2024

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – 2024 Resolutions

Welcome to 2024 – a leap year, an election year, an Olympics year. Maybe you’ve decided to indulge in that aspirational exercise of setting some resolutions for yourself in 2024….

Jan. 10, 2024

In The News: Toddlers With RSV Hospitalized at Higher Rate After COVID-19

Healio reports on a recent study that examined the rate of hospitalization among young children with respiratory syncytial virus at the start of COVID-19 versus six preceding seasons. Data were…

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