News & Announcements

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…

Feb. 22, 2023

In The News: Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Benefit from High-Dose Flu Vaccine

Medscape shares data from a study on the risk for illness or death due to influenza for children who receive hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT). The data show a high-dose…

Feb. 22, 2023

In The News: Maternal Tdap Vaccination Reduces Pertussis in Young Infants

Healio reports on results from a CDC study finding a sustained decrease in pertussis cases among young infants in the years following the introduction of maternal Tdap vaccination in the…

Feb. 22, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: John Bradley (Donor)

John Bradley, MD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, and is the Medical Director…

Feb. 8, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Clarity for February

During the pandemic, as we raced to roll out treatment trials and vaccine studies for COVID, our research team became very fond of the phrase, “clarity is kindness.” In that…

Feb. 8, 2023

In The News: ‘Shorter Is Better’ Mantra Begins to Change Antibiotic Prescribing

Healio reports on the debate over optimal antibiotic therapy duration, and citing research, relay that shorter durations are as effective as longer for many infections. Experts from various locations and…

Feb. 8, 2023

In The News: Meningococcal Vaccine 76% Effective for Kids Under 5, Study Says

In a recent article, Medpage Today shares results from a Spanish matched case-control study into four-component, protein-based meningococcal serogroup B vaccine efficacy in preventing invasive serogroup B and non-serogroup B…

Jan. 25, 2023

Member Spotlight: Octavio Ramilo

Octavio Ramilo, MD, FPIDS, is Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. He earned his MD at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense…

Jan. 25, 2023

In The News: Long COVID Could Be Debilitating, Even for Healthy Kids

CNN reports on children dealing with long COVID following either severe or mild illnesses. The article includes several personal stories from parents and children navigating long COVID effects, many having…

Jan. 25, 2023

In The News: FDA Will Review Pfizer’s 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine for Children, Infants

Healio relays Pfizer’s announcement that the FDA will proceed with a priority review of its supplemental biologics license application for a 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants and children aged…

Jan. 25, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Madeline Guy (Recipient)

Madeline Guy is a second-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, with an expected graduation date in May 2025. She earned…

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