News & Announcements

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…

Nov. 22, 2023

In The News: Leftover Antibiotics ‘Major Barrier to Antimicrobial Stewardship’

Reporting on survey results of antibiotic use, Healio reports nearly half of respondents prescribed antibiotics stop their treatment early. Three-quarters shared they save leftover antibiotics for future use. This mirrors…

Nov. 8, 2023

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Society Priorities in the New Era

It is an exciting time to be part of PIDS. Fantastic leadership over the last many years has led us to a Society with over 2,000 members, strong financial position,…

Nov. 8, 2023

In The News: Infectious Disease Groups Urge CMS to Retire Sepsis Treatment Guidelines

PIDS is a co-signer of the statement – New Recommendations to Improve Sepsis Outcomes – reported on by Medpage Today. Our partners, which includes IDSA, SHEA, SIDP, and others, call…

Nov. 8, 2023

In The News: COVID Vax During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Poor Neonatal Outcomes

Medpage Today shares results from a study into maternal mRNA vaccination during pregnancy. The Canadian cohort study revealed COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy were associated with lower risks of poor neonatal…

Oct. 25, 2023

Member Spotlight: Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker, MD, is Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). She…

Oct. 25, 2023

In The News: Study: Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Prevents Most Infant Infections

From an Australian study, Healio reports maternal pertussis vaccination prevented 66% of pertussis infections among infants aged up to six months, with protection extending to eight months. No evidence was…

Oct. 25, 2023

In The News: Diversity in Medicine Necessary to Meet Needs of Patients, Provide ‘Culturally Effective Care’

Healio details a racial and gender bias in health care presentation from a recent pulmonary meeting that has medicine-wide implications. While more women and underrepresented in medicine groups have gone…

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