Eastern Virginia Medical School - Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter

855 W. Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk
VA
23510-1001
USA
Contact Person: E.S. Buescher, M.D.
Phone: (757) 668-6464
Fax: (757) 668-6476

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: E Stephen Buescher,
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Human granulocyte function; anti-inflammatory effects of human milk; hospital microbiology

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Kenji M Cunnion, MD RESEARCH INTEREST: Complement-mediated host defense against S. aureus

ASSOCIATE: Randall G Fisher, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical trials in pediatric AIDS; clinical trials of new antimicrobial agents

ASSOCIATE: Laura A. Sass, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical trials in pediatric infectious diseases, Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

ASSOCIATE: David O Matson, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Viral gastroenteritis; epidemiology and immunology of rotaviris and caliciviruses; international health

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

This program is designed to prepare pediatricians for careers in academic infectious diseases. The training program is designed to ensure that fellows...

  1. acquire training and experience necessary to diagnose and manage pediatric patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic infectious diseases
  2. become familiar with functions and appropriate use of diagnostic laboratories important for infectious diseases
  3. become familiar with basic epidemiology and biostatistical methods
  4. perform clinical and laboratory research
  5. understand and deal with principles of disease prevention and control
  6. acquire teaching and presentation skills.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 185

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory: YES
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
Molecular diagnostics: YES
Other Please specify: MALDI-TOF methods for microorganism identification; Proteomics analysis

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures: YES
Hands on experience: YES
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES
Epidemiology and statistics: YES
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
Immunizations/Public health: NO
Mycology/fungal infections: YES
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:

Basic (bench): YES
Molecular: YES
Translational: YES
Epidemiologic: YES
Clinical: YES
International/Public Health: NO
Health Services: NO
HIV, Basic: NO
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: NO
Other Please specify:

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Masters degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): NO

Other Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

HIV: YES
Bone marrow transplantation: NO
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
Travelers/adoptees: NO
Adults: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
Other – Please specify:

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 30

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 120

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 50

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2005-2010) 2