Interview with 2007 PIDS Fellowship Award recipient, Dr. Audrey Odom-John, MD, PhD

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Got Public Health? – Anne Schuchat, MD, presents during the 2016 St. Jude/PIDS Research Conference

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov presenting on pediatric transplant ID

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Latania K. Logan, MD – Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Dr. Jason Newland’s career development talk on Antimicrobial Utilization and Stewardship

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Grace M Lee, MD MPH – Associate Professor & Director

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Why the pediatric infectious diseases subspecialty is important

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Michelle Ogle, MD – A Dedicated Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Susan Coffin MD, MPH, during the 2016 St. Jude/PIDS Conference

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

Dr. Janet Gilsdorf, 2016 PIDS President

Member Spotlight: Dr. David Hyun

David Hyun, MD, is the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. The Antibiotic Resistance Project conducts research and advocacy that support policies that remove regulatory obstacles and create economic incentives for the innovation of new antibiotics and ensure antibiotic stewardship in healthcare and animal…

A New Research Funding Opportunity for Fellows and Junior Faculty – Call for Applications Now Open

PIDS is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for fellows and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM).  We have partnered with the American Pediatric Association for the 2022 Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) funding cycle to support two young scholars dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children….

Jul. 9, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

This was a week for celebration. Across the United States, new pediatric infectious diseases fellows began their training. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest members of our PID community. While I hope all have joined the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and are receiving this newsletter, I realize that might not…

Updated for COVID-19, Vaccine Handbook App Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Fully updated for COVID-19 and accessible on Android devices for the first time, the latest version of the Vaccine Handbook App, a comprehensive, practical resource for information about vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, is now available. The app provides free, easy access to the full content of the upcoming 10th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A…

Dengue Vaccine Recommended for Use in U.S. Children in High-risk Areas

At its recent meeting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend use of a three-dose dengue vaccine for children 9 to 16 years old who live in endemic areas, such as Puerto Rico. Made by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine, Dengvaxia, protects against disease caused by all…

PIDS On Call Webinar

Update on Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Immunization PIDS On Call is a new initiative of PIDS that uses a webinar-based format to bring important clinical issues within pediatric infectious diseases to PIDS members. In this month’s PIDS On Call, Drs. Judy Guzman-Cottrill and Buddy Creech discussed what is known, and yet unknown, about myopericarditis in children following receipt of…

What’s in the News: Dengue Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates 62.0% Efficacy

A dengue vaccine candidate had 62.0% efficacy against the illness and 83.6% efficacy against hospitalized dengue in children and adolescents, according to recently reported trial results. The data comes from an ongoing phase 3 study of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s TAK-003 candidate vaccine, which showed continued protection against dengue illness and hospitalization, regardless of previous dengue exposure,…

What’s in the News: Reports Show Drop in Childhood Vaccinations During Pandemic

Two recent reports highlighted the concerning drop in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the pandemic and the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. An analysis of immunization information systems data from 10 U.S. jurisdictions found a substantial decrease in administered vaccine doses from March to May 2020 compared with same period in 2018 and…

What’s in the News: Increase in RSV Cases Prompts CDC Health Alert

Following increases in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in parts of the U.S., public health officials are encouraging broader RSV testing among patients who present with acute respiratory illness who test negative for SARS-CoV-2. In a June 10 health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that, since late March, increases in…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Angela Campbell

Dr. Angela Campbell is a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) Unit of the COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force in the Respiratory Viruses Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.  Dr. Campbell completed her medical degree at…

What’s in the News: Routine Probiotic Use in Preterm Infants Not Supported by Evidence

Despite an increase in the number of preterm infants receiving probiotics in the U.S. and Canada, current evidence does not support the routine, universal administration of such products, particularly in those with a birth weight under 1,000 grams, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published in the June…

What’s in the News: CDC Issues Guidance Following Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the U.S. after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in adolescents and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In guidance issued in late May, CDC indicated that, in most cases, patients have responded well to medications and rest, and…

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