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Sep. 27, 2023

In The News: CDC Advisors Support Updated COVID Shots for All

Medpage Today reports the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted nearly unanimously to recommend the updated COVID-19 vaccine shots for everyone aged six months and up. The vote was…

Sep. 27, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Rebecca Same (Recipient)

Rebecca Same, MD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at…

Sep. 13, 2023

NASEM Report on Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and Development

The National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has completed a year-long process to evaluate the pediatric subspecialty workforce and develop recommendations moving forward. The Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and…

Sep. 13, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Advocating for the PASTEUR Act on the Hill

I don’t think I can overstate how much I love watching The West Wing. I’m typically a fan of Aaron Sorkin’s work (A Few Good Men, The American President, Newsroom,…

Sep. 13, 2023

In The News: Three U.S. Children’s Hospitals Uncover $250k in Antibiotic Waste Over 2 Years

Healio covers a study on antibiotic waste conducted on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Over a two-year span (2020-2021), the three-hospital system of more than 600 beds found it incurred costs…

Sep. 13, 2023

In The News: CDC Details Local Malaria Spread in Florida, Texas

Medpage Today reports on a recent CDC recommendation for healthcare providers to consider malaria in diagnosis of patients with unexplained fever. This was in response to eight cases of locally…

Aug. 23, 2023

Member Spotlight: Scott James

Scott James, MD, FPIDS, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has served as the UAB…

Aug. 23, 2023

In The News: Children and Long COVID: How Many Are Affected?

Medscape reports the incidence of long COVID may more often cause one to think of adults and seniors, however, new research is shining the light on its affects in children….

Aug. 23, 2023

In The News: Hospital Bosses Love AI. Doctors and Nurses Are Worried.

The Washington Post has a story on artificial intelligence and its perceived transformational promise in healthcare. The article features anecdotes from Mount Sinai hospital, one of a number of hospitals…

Aug. 23, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Matthew ‘Boots’ Kronman (Donor)

Matthew ‘Boots’ Kronman, MD, MSCE, FPIDS, is Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, where he serves as the Fellowship Program Director and Co-Director of Fellows College….

Aug. 23, 2023

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Honors 24 Distinguished Physicians, Scientists

The world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, honors 24 distinguished physicians and scientists from…

Aug. 9, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Passing Along Wisdom

I ran across the following quote that, for me, warrants sharing. “In a single day, we can take in more information and ideas than was ever possible, yet at the…

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