University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

600 Highland Avenue
Madison
WI
53792
USA
Phone: 608-265-6050
Fax: 608-265-9243

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:James Conway, MD  
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Pertussis and pertussis vaccines
  • Systems strengthening in resource challenged areas
  • Vaccine hesitancy behaviors
  • Health information seeking and sharing behavior

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:Bruce Klein, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Fungal pathogenesis
  • Fungal morphogenesis
  • Allergic inflammation in the lung
  • T-cell mediated immunity to fungi
  • Dendtritic cells in antifiungal immunity and vaccine design

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Ellen Wald, MD
    • Acute bacterial sinusitis in children
    • Treating childhood obesity
    • Acute otitis media in children
    • Urinary tract infection in children
       
  • Gregory DeMuri, MD
    • Pathogenesis of acute bacterial sinusitis
    • Group A streptococcus infections
       
  • Sheryl Henderson, MD
    • Healthcare for HIV-infected adolescents
    • Transition of care from pediatric to adult providers
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Congenital infections

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • NIH T32
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Fellowship Award

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
The University of Wisconsin Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship provides comprehensive clinical training, a broad spectrum of research opportunities, and exceptional mentoring and education by dedicated, approachable, and knowledgeable faculty.  Our goal is to train truly exceptional specialists capable of excelling in clinical- or research-oriented careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Clinical trainingis concentrated in an outpatient office for appropriate evaluation and follow-up care of patients from the newborn period to early adulthood; a primary inpatient facility (American Family Children's Hospital) with full pediatric and related services staffed by pediatric fellows, residents and faculty.  This includes facilities for isolation of patients with infectious diseases, pediatric general care and intensive care units, and complete support services including radiology, hematology, nuclear medicine, and pathology. The Division emphasizes training the fellow to provide optimal care and consultation to pediatric patients with unusual or complicated infectious diseases, and to foster critical thought in advancing the field through research and educational endeavors. The program provides balanced, well-organized and progressive clinical, technical, teaching, research, and consultative experiences.

Research trainingis distinguished by the wide array of topic choices and close mentorship. The Division recently renewed the NIH-funded T32 training program, The Microbes in Health and Disease Training, which was previously titled "Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Responses Training Program." As part of the renewal, the program's scientific emphasis has expanded to include both the beneficial and harmful role of microbes; hence, the change of name. This change reflects new insights in microbiology regarding the host microbiome that are underscored in the NIH Roadmap, and new faculty recruited to our campus who are leaders in research on the beneficial role of microbes. The faculty members join existing trainers on this grant to provide our program with this fresh scientific dimension. In addition to the expanded scientific emphasis, the types of students trained in this program has also grown to include postdoctoral trainees (MD, PhD or MD/PhD).

  AFFILIATED HOSPITALS & NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

  • Meriter Hospital
    • 3 beds
  • St. Mary's Hospital
    • 10 beds

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR: MD

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE US OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT: YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

  • Microbiology laboratory
  • Clinical virology isolation laboratory
  • Molecular diganostics
  • Pathology

Program provides training in infection controal and hospital epidemiology as:

  • Didactic lectures
  • Hands on experience
  • Infection Control Meetings/Membership
  • Infectious diseases case conferences
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book Discussions
  • Journal Clubs

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

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public Health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Global Health

Research opportunities in the section's program could be described as:

  • Basic Molecular and Immunology
  • Community
  • Epidemiologic
  • Clinical
  • International/Public Health
  • Health Services
  • HIV, Basic

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

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES

  • Other:Population Health Services

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

Program provides substantial clinical experience for trainees in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Adults
  • Congenital immune deficiencies

  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 NIH-sponsored training grant: YES

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

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 12.5

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 27.58

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 20.75

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 0