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What’s in the News: A ‘Historical Event’: First Malaria Vaccine Approved by W.H.O.

The quest for a malaria vaccine has been underway for a hundred years. Many candidates never made it past clinical trials. On October 6th, however, the World Health Organization endorsed the first ever vaccine to prevent the infectious disease that kills about a half a million people each year, most of them children in sub-Saharan…

What’s in the News: A New Vaccine Strategy for Children: Just One Dose, for Now

Data increasingly suggest that a causal link exists between COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and myocarditis in adolescents and young adult males. The risk of myocarditis appears highest after the second dose of mRNA vaccine, which has led officials in Hong Kong, Norway, Great Britain and other countries with lower rates of new infection than the United…

Virtual Town Hall 11/4: COVID-19 in ICC, What Have We Learned?

The PIDS Transplant Infectious Diseases Education Subcommittee is pleased to announce this virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, November 4, 2021, 12-1 pm ET. Click here to register today!  The expert panel will share registry data regarding the clinical presentations, management, and outcomes of immunocompromised children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Gabriela Maron, MD, MS is an…

PIDS Recognizes Dr. Grace Lee with 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Grace M. Lee, MD, MPH, FPIDS, a leader in pediatric infection prevention, is the recipient of the 2021 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes a Society member who has made outstanding contributions to the specialty of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition to her work advancing the science of infection prevention…

Dr. Christopher Ouellette Honored with PIDS 2021 Hall Award for Clinically Innovate Research Paper

Christopher Ouellette, MD, a skilled clinician and physician-scientist, has been selected to receive the 2021 Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). Offered in memory of Dr. Caroline B. Hall, the award is presented annually to a junior or mid-career investigator who is the first author or senior…

Dr. Kevin Messacar Named Recipient of PIDS 2021 Young Investigator Award

Kevin Messacar, MD, a skilled clinician and researcher, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). Presented to a physician who has completed pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training in the past seven years, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field. The honor is…

PIDS Recognizes Dr. Gregory A. Storch with 2021 Distinguished Physician Award

Gregory A. Storch, MD, FPIDS, a skilled clinician, researcher and leader in diagnostics, is the recipient of a 2021 Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The annual award recognizes a physician who has an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant accomplishments and contributions in infectious diseases,…

PIDS Honors Morven S. Edwards with 2021 Distinguished Physician Award

Morven S. Edwards, MD, FPIDS, an expert on bacterial infections in newborns, is the recipient of a 2021 Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The annual award recognizes a pediatrician who has an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant accomplishments and contributions in infectious diseases, including…

PIDS Honors Dr. William C. Gruber with 2021 Stanley A. Plotkin Lecture in Vaccinology

William C. Gruber, MD, FPIDS, a leading global expert in vaccine development, is the recipient of the 2021 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Stanley A. Plotkin Lecture in Vaccinology Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of vaccinology or areas of related science that have impacted the lives…

Dr. Betsy C. Herold Recognized with 2021 PIDS Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award

Betsy C. Herold, MD, FPIDS, a groundbreaking researcher, is the recipient of the 2021 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award. Presented annually, the award highlights innovative clinical and translational research on infectious diseases of children in either the inpatient or outpatient setting, focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment…

PIDS Awards Program and Business Meeting

Please join us for our virtual PIDS Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 5 at 8 pm ET. Please do not think of this as just another Zoom meeting at the end of a long day. Instead, think of this as a chance to grab a drink and a snack in the comfort of your own home…

What’s in the News: More Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations in States with Lower Vaccination Rates

A recent study found that COVID-19 cases, emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions increased from June to August 2021 among individuals 0 to 17 years old nationwide. During a two-week period (Aug. 14–27), COVID-19–related ER visits and hospitalizations among children and adolescents were nearly four times higher in states with lower vaccination coverage than…

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