of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is proud to be the home of the Burtis Burr Breese Award, in memory of Burtis Burr Breese, M.D. who died in 1998, to celebrate his contributions to pediatric teaching and clinical practice. The epidemiology, diseases, and care of patients within his daily practice were sources of continual fascination, curiosity and a belief that private practice offered a unique opportunity for controlled research to answer questions that could contribute to the understanding and cure of pediatric diseases. He also believed that such endeavors brought constant stimulation, quality, and enjoyment to the routine of pediatric disease. Furthermore, with a facility of language and a pleasure in writing, he shared the results and his thoughts in his many published studies spanning a half-century. Through these studies of infectious diseases, especially streptococcal infections, Dr. Breese pioneered office-based research.

The Burtis Burr Breese Award is presented yearly by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to the authors of the paper published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal that best illustrates the principles and practices of Dr. Burtis Burr Breese.

Past Recipients of the Burtis Burr Breese Award

James W. Bass, M.D., M.P.H. & colleagues
(Bass JW, Freitas BC, Freitas AD, Sisler CL, Chan DS, Vincent JM, Person DA, Claybaugh JR, Wittler RR, Weisse ME, Regnery RL, and Slater LN) for their paper:

Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of azithromycin for treatment of cat-scratch disease. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 1998;17:447-452.
Marvin B. Harper, M.D. & David S. Greenes, M.D. for their paper:

Low risk of bacteremia in febrile children with recognizable viral syndromes. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 1999;18:258-61
Thomas Kohl, David Martin, Richard Nemeth, Tammy Hill and Deborah Evans for their paper:

Fluconazole for the Prevention and Treatment of Tinea Gladiatorum. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2000; 19:717-722.
Stan L. Block, M.D., James A. Hedrick, M.D., Ron D. Tyler, M.D., R. Alan Smith, M.D., and Christopher J. Harrison, M.D. for their paper:

Microbiology of acute otitis media recently treated with aminopenicillins. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2001; 20:1017-1021.
Stan L. Block, M.D., James A. Hedrick, M.D., Christopher J. Harrison, M.D., Ron Tyler, M.D., Alan Smith, M.D., Rebecca Findlay, M.D., and Eileen Keegan, PNP for their paper:

Pneuomococcal serotypes from acute otitis media in rural Kentucky. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2002;21:859-65.
Herbert W. Clegg, M.D., Steven D. Dallas, PhD, Oliver F. Roddey, MD, Edward S. Martin, MD, Raymond L. Swetenburg, MD, Elizabeth W. Koonce, MD, Mary B. Felkner, MD, Amy G. Ryan, MD, and The Presbyterian Pediatric Research Group for their paper:

Extrapharyngeal group A Streptococcus infection: diagnostic accuracy and utility of rapid antigen testing. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2003;22:726-731.
Janet R. Casey, M.D. and Michael E. Pichichero, M.D. for their paper:

Changes in Frequency and Pathogens Causing Acute Otitis Media in 1995-2003. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2004;