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May. 17, 2023

In The News: COVID-19 Pandemic Tested CDC and FDA, Exposing Cracks

Healio details the results of a CDC internal and external review of pandemic performance. The results were not good. The issues discovered included: the agency was too slow to share…

May. 17, 2023

In The News: Bacterial Infection Linked to Recent Baby Formula Shortage May Join Federal Disease Watchlist

CNN reports health officials are considering the addition of Cronobacter sakazakii infections to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. The bacteria can contaminate baby formula and caused an outbreak investigated…

May. 17, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Alexander Laurenson (Recipient)

Alexander Laurenson is an MD/PhD student beginning his first year of graduate school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In the summer of 2022, he conducted research funded…

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Pediatricians at PAS

You have likely heard me refer to PAS as our chance to lean into the ‘pediatrician’ aspect of our specialty. PAS specifically provides an opportunity for us to talk to…

May. 3, 2023

In The News: Researchers Identify Unique Biomarker Patterns Identifying MIS-C and Severe COVID-19 in Children

Medical Xpress reports on a multicenter study published in Cell Reports Medicine. Researchers in the study have identified specific blood biomarker patterns unique to severe COVID-19 infection and yet others…

May. 3, 2023

In The News: ‘The Big Catch-Up’: Health Leaders Team Up to Raise Child Vaccination Rates

Based on an announcement by the World Health Organization, Healio reports on a multi-organization campaign to promote childhood vaccination following a decline in routine immunizations during the pandemic. ‘The Big…

Apr. 19, 2023

Member Spotlight: David Rosen

David Rosen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He…

Apr. 19, 2023

In The News: New COVID Variant on WHO’s Radar Causing Itchy Eyes in Kids

Medscape reports the World Health Organization has identified a ‘variant under monitoring’ based on its rise in cases and that it may cause previously unseen symptoms in children. “Arcturus” is…

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….

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