PIDS member Latania K. Logan receives the COVID-19 vaccine

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Update on J-1 Visa Proposed Rule Change

In November 2020, PIDS along with HIVMA, IDSA and SHEA, called on the Department of Homeland Security to exempt physicians working in the United States on J-1 visas from the agency’s proposed rule “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors and Representatives of…

New PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee

PIDS is excited to announce Dr. William J. Steinbach, MD as theincoming PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee. Dr. Steinbach is aSamuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Basic Research for the Duke Transplant Center, and Medical Director…

President’s Letter From Dr. Kris Bryant

I am writing this letter to you, my first letter of 2021, from a place of hope and gratitude. Hope? Well, the reasons for that are likely obvious and shared by all – so let me talk for a minute about the gratitude. We are a relatively small organization with a really big vision. So…

Member Spotlight: An in-Depth Interview with Dr. Bill Gruber

As Senior Vice President of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, Dr. Bill Gruber is responsible for the global clinical development of vaccines and led the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effort. He is also a pediatric infectious diseases physician and a longtime member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. I recently had the opportunity to talk…

PIDS member Gary Marshall receives the COVID-19 vaccine

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Update on J-1 Visa Proposed Rule Change

In November 2020, PIDS along with HIVMA, IDSA and SHEA, called on the Department of Homeland Security to exempt physicians working in the United States on J-1 visas from the agency’s proposed rule “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors and Representatives of…

New PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee

PIDS is excited to announce Dr. William J. Steinbach, MD as theincoming PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee. Dr. Steinbach is aSamuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Basic Research for the Duke Transplant Center, and Medical Director…

President’s Letter From Dr. Kris Bryant

I am writing this letter to you, my first letter of 2021, from a place of hope and gratitude. Hope? Well, the reasons for that are likely obvious and shared by all – so let me talk for a minute about the gratitude. We are a relatively small organization with a really big vision. So…

Member Spotlight: An in-Depth Interview with Dr. Bill Gruber

As Senior Vice President of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, Dr. Bill Gruber is responsible for the global clinical development of vaccines and led the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effort. He is also a pediatric infectious diseases physician and a longtime member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. I recently had the opportunity to talk…

PIDS member Sujatha Rajan receives COVID-19 vaccine

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Update on J-1 Visa Proposed Rule Change

In November 2020, PIDS along with HIVMA, IDSA and SHEA, called on the Department of Homeland Security to exempt physicians working in the United States on J-1 visas from the agency’s proposed rule “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors and Representatives of…

New PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee

PIDS is excited to announce Dr. William J. Steinbach, MD as theincoming PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee. Dr. Steinbach is aSamuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Basic Research for the Duke Transplant Center, and Medical Director…

President’s Letter From Dr. Kris Bryant

I am writing this letter to you, my first letter of 2021, from a place of hope and gratitude. Hope? Well, the reasons for that are likely obvious and shared by all – so let me talk for a minute about the gratitude. We are a relatively small organization with a really big vision. So…

Member Spotlight: An in-Depth Interview with Dr. Bill Gruber

As Senior Vice President of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, Dr. Bill Gruber is responsible for the global clinical development of vaccines and led the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effort. He is also a pediatric infectious diseases physician and a longtime member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. I recently had the opportunity to talk…

PIDS member Julie Piwoz receives the COVID-19 vaccine

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Lactating Women

A new study found that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines generated robust humoral immunity in pregnant and lactating women, similar to that observed in women who are not pregnant. The research also found vaccine-generated antibodies in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study provides…

Why We Should All Support Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

John BradleyDecember 2020 I am very honored and humbled by receipt of the Society’s award this past year, which was quite unexpected as I have certainly not made a particular unique, important advance or discovery in our field (which many others in our Society have indeed accomplished), but perhaps that I have done my best…

Tribute to Dr. Kwang Sik Kim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kwang Sik Kim, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Kim was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

Mar. 26, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

We all look forward to March. For some, it’s all about basketball and March Madness. For others, it is about the first day of spring and the promise of better weather. In Kentucky, where I live, that can mean daffodils blooming in the yard one day and a random snowstorm the next. For me, one…

St. Jude/PIDS Conference Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Bassler

On Day 3 of the St. Jude PIDS Conference, Dr. Bonnie Bassler will present the 36th Erskine Lecture. The John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases is a highly anticipated event held to commemorate the Memphis yellow fever outbreak of 1878 and to honor the Memphis city health officer who served during that catastrophic year. …

A Tribute to Dr. Jerome O. Klein

by Stephen Pelton, Elizabeth Barnett and friends and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein excited generations of trainees and colleagues in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.  He was an inspiring person who took genuine interest in those whose paths crossed his. He provided mentoring, support, and guidance, and each were welcomed into his…

Committee Update: Research Affairs

C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPHChair, Research Affairs CommitteePresident-Elect, PIDS The PIDS Research Affairs Committee is responsible for many of the research-focused activities within the society. This includes efforts in recruiting physician-scientists to pediatric infectious diseases; increasing funding support for investigators; and partnering with sister societies, such as IDSA, SPR, and ESPID, to increase visibility of…

Member Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Wattles

Dr. Bethany Wattles is a clinical pharmacist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She works in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit, where her work focuses on research and quality improvement initiatives related to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship in Kentucky. She previously served as the…

Update on J-1 Visa Proposed Rule Change

In November 2020, PIDS along with HIVMA, IDSA and SHEA, called on the Department of Homeland Security to exempt physicians working in the United States on J-1 visas from the agency’s proposed rule “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors and Representatives of…

New PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee

PIDS is excited to announce Dr. William J. Steinbach, MD as theincoming PIDS Vice Chair-Elect on the IDWeek Planning Committee. Dr. Steinbach is aSamuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Basic Research for the Duke Transplant Center, and Medical Director…

President’s Letter From Dr. Kris Bryant

I am writing this letter to you, my first letter of 2021, from a place of hope and gratitude. Hope? Well, the reasons for that are likely obvious and shared by all – so let me talk for a minute about the gratitude. We are a relatively small organization with a really big vision. So…

Member Spotlight: An in-Depth Interview with Dr. Bill Gruber

As Senior Vice President of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, Dr. Bill Gruber is responsible for the global clinical development of vaccines and led the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effort. He is also a pediatric infectious diseases physician and a longtime member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. I recently had the opportunity to talk…

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