News & Announcements

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…

Jul. 12, 2023

In The News: ACIP Endorses 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine for Kids

Following a late June meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Medpage Today shared the unanimous agreement to include 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV20; Prevnar) as an option…

Jun. 21, 2023

Member Spotlight: Dhanya Dharmapalan

Dhanya Dharmapalan, MD, is a Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, India. She is the National Coordinator of the Apollo Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme for over 70…

Jun. 21, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Trudy Murphy (Donor)

Trudy Murphy, MD, retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, though she continued working with ongoing projects at the CDC and the World Health Organization…

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