News & Announcements

Apr. 19, 2023

In The News: Why 9 Is Not Too Young for the HPV Vaccine

Medscape details frustrated efforts to promote uptake of vaccination against human papillomavirus. Data published by the CDC in 2022 found that 89.6% of teenagers aged 13-17 received at least one…

Apr. 19, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: David Hong (Donor)

David Hong, MD, is Vice President, Clinical Development with Spero Therapeutics, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford University, and Staff Physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at…

Apr. 5, 2023

In The News: ‘We Have Work Cut Out for Us’: Raising Awareness of Pediatric Long COVID

Healio reports on a webinar and published study focused on long COVID and pediatric patients. One key takeaway was that the medical field needs to overcome the perception that children…

Apr. 5, 2023

In The News: Possible Culprit Identified in Outbreak of Severe Liver Damage Cases in Children

Research from Nature and reported on by NBC News identifies the possible suspect behind cases of severe acute hepatitis and liver failure in children that began occurring in late 2021….

Mar. 22, 2023

Member Spotlight: Elijah Paintsil

Elijah Paintsil, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics, of Pharmacology, of Epidemiology and of Management at Yale School of Medicine where he serves as Chief of the Section of Pediatric Infectious…

Mar. 22, 2023

In The News: COVID Backlash Hobbles Public Health and Future Pandemic Response

The Washington Post reports on the degree to which litigation and legislation have reduced the nation’s public health system’s ability to function. If another pandemic wave or different pandemic were…

Mar. 22, 2023

In The News: World Needs a Better Pertussis Vaccine, Expert Argues

Healio shares a presentation from the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference by PIDS president, Buddy Creech. Speaking on the subject of the pertussis vaccine, Dr. Creech confided, “We…

Mar. 22, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Sophie Katz (Recipient)

Sophie Katz, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is the Associate Director of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship and leads the Pediatric Outpatient…

Mar. 8, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Perseverance and Purpose

Until Tuesday of last week, the only time I had been in a court room was in high school, competing in mock trial. While traveling to the St. Jude/PIDS Conference…

Mar. 8, 2023

In The News: A Surge in Sick Children Exposed a Need for Major Changes to U.S. Hospitals

NPR News reports on the pediatric hospital bed shortage in the wake of a pediatric illnesses surge this past fall and winter. As the article points out, however, this is…

Mar. 8, 2023

In The News: ‘Reach the Children Being Left Behind’: WHO Official Eyes Future of Pediatric Care

Healio shares a presentation at the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference by Wilson Milton Were, MBChB, World Health Organization’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and…

Feb. 22, 2023

Member Spotlight: Guliz Erdem

Guliz Erdem, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University. She received her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of…

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