News & Announcements

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…

Dec. 20, 2023

Member Spotlight: Angela Myers

Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH, FAAP, FPIDS is Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine and the Division Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City. In…

Dec. 20, 2023

In The News: Study: Antiviral Use Remains Low in Children With Flu

Healio reports the findings of a study into the use of antivirals to treat influenza in children. The study authors chose to look at the pediatric population as prior work…

Dec. 6, 2023

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Traditions

Traditions are important.  My favorite movie of all time is “Christmas Vacation” (unfortunately, this film was somehow overlooked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that year, a…

Dec. 6, 2023

In The News: Very Young Children in HIV Treatment More Likely to Die

Medpage Today reports on a CDC study finding children under five with HIV who received antiretroviral treatment (ART) died at percentages two to nine times higher than their older counterparts….

Nov. 29, 2023

PIDS Statement on 2023 Fellowship Match Results

Results from the 2023 Match are heartening, with 37 physicians choosing pediatric infectious diseases as their specialization. This year, 20/53 programs filled all positions offered (37.7%), while only 37/77 total…

Nov. 22, 2023

Member Spotlight: Anthony Flores

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD, FPIDS, is tenured Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. He earned his medical…

Nov. 22, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Shannon Hamilton (Recipient)

Shannon Hamilton, DO, is Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned her DO at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia…

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