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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…

Jan. 11, 2023

In The News: Protection from COVID-19 Booster Lasts at Least 3 Months in Children, Study Finds

Healio shares study findings that a COVID-19 booster shot restored protection for children aged 5 to 11 whose protection against the omicron variant had waned three months after receiving the…

Jan. 11, 2023

In The News: Paralysis Tied to Virus in Kids Goes Off-Script, Baffling CDC

Medpage Today reports on the missing surge in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) it expected to see following its Health Alert Network Advisory in September on the rise in EV-D68. At…

Jan. 11, 2023

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions: aspirational, constructive, and notoriously hard to keep. It is estimated that about half of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 10% are successful. Many of…

Dec. 28, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: 2022 Letter from the Chair

As 2022 draws to a close, every major news outlet is treating us to a “year in review.” (Anybody else a fan of NPR’s 50 Wonderful Pop Culture Things?) In…

Dec. 28, 2022

In The News: U.S. Hospitals Report Rise in Severe Strep A Infections in Kids After 15 Deaths in U.K.

NBC News reports several U.S. children’s hospitals have detected an increase in invasive strep A infections. Higher cases compared to previous years have been recorded at hospitals in Arizona, Colorado,…

Dec. 28, 2022

In The News: More Than a Third of Parents Oppose Vaccine Requirements in Schools, KFF Survey Finds

According to published survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, CNN shares more than a third of parents in the United States (35%) say vaccinating children against measles, mumps and…

Dec. 14, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – 2022 in Review

At dinner, our family often goes around the table naming our “highs and lows” of the day. Sometimes, one of us has exciting news (“I got the part I auditioned…

In The News: Measles Outbreak in Central Ohio Grows to More Than 50 Children, Driven By ‘Lack of Vaccination’

CNN shares a story based on data by Columbus Public Health showing more 59 children (at the time of writing) have been caught in a measles outbreak, with 23 needing…

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