News & Announcements

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…

Aug. 9, 2023

In The News: CDC Advisors Back Therapeutic to Prevent RSV in Infants

Medpage Today reports on the unanimous ACIP vote in favor of nirsevimab for protecting infants at risk of respiratory syncytial virus. The advisory committee recommended that all infants younger than…

Aug. 9, 2023

In The News: UK Study Shows ‘Epidemiologic Nuances’ of COVID-19 in Children

In a study covered by Healio, experts in the United Kingdom identified epidemiologic nuances in children with COVID-19. The study covered the first two years of the pandemic and found…

Jul. 26, 2023

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Schlaudecker

Elizabeth Schlaudecker, MD, MPH, FPIDS, FAAP, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) and in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Global…

Jul. 26, 2023

In The News: Maternal Vaccine Promising for Invasive Group B Strep in Infants

Medpage Today shares findings from a phase II study in South Africa that point to antibodies passing to infants when the vaccine is delivered during pregnancy. The hexavalent capsular polysaccharide…

Jul. 26, 2023

In The News: Childhood Immunization Rates That Fell During Covid Improving But Still Not at Pre-Pandemic Levels, Data Shows

CNN reports new data estimates by UNICEF and WHO suggest a reverse in the number of children worldwide missing routine childhood vaccinations. Following two years of coverage declines, this year…

Jul. 26, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Ashley Leonard (Recipient)

Ashley Sobel Leonard, MD, PhD, is a Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She earned her MD and PhD at Duke University and completed her residency in…

Jul. 25, 2023

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee 2023

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair-elect, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program…

Jul. 12, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Lincoln and Optimism

Our family spent the Fourth of July in Washington, DC, for the first time, helping our oldest daughter (and new son-in-law) move into their apartment. While the fireworks were remarkable,…

Jul. 12, 2023

In The News: Shorter Antibiotic Course Not as Effective for Children With UTIs

Medpage Today reports on a SCOUT (Short Course Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections) trial into antibiotic course duration for children with urinary tract infections. A study author noted the trial…

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