The Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Avenue
Toronto
ON
M5G 1X8
CANADA
Phone: (416) 813-6273/5443
Fax: (416) 813-5032

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Lee Ford-Jones
RESEARCH INTEREST: Burden of vaccine preventable diseases/IMPACT, Congenital Infections, childhood encephalitis, infections in day care centre attendees, travel related infections

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:
CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
Dr. Upton Allen
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Burden of vaccine preventable diseases/IMPACT, Congenital Infections, childhood encephalitis, infections in day care centre attendees, travel related infections

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Stan Read
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV/AIDS, particularly prevention of maternal-to-child transmission, natural history of HIV infection, and management of infection in children; Director of HSC’s HIV/AIDS Family-Centred Care Program; involved in research and teaching projects in the Bahamas and Russia

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Anne Matlow
RESEARCH INTEREST: Serodiagnosis; Patient safety

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Ian Kitai
RESEARCH INTEREST: Paediactric infectious diseases, paediatric tuberculosis

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Anne Opaysky
RESEARCH INTEREST: Host susceptibility to coxsackieviral infection and myocarditis.

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Dat Tran
RESEARCH INTEREST: Host-related determinants of susceptibility to respiratory infections

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Ari Bitnun
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric HIV; metabolic effects of antiretrovirals; perinatal transmission of HIV

ASSOCIATE/DIVISION MEMBER: Dr. Valerie Waters
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular epidemiology of infections in neonatal intensive care settings; emerging pathogens in cystic fibrosis

TITLES(S) OF RECENT FELLOW'S PUBLISHED PAPERS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Babyn PS, Chu WCW, Tsou IYY, Allen U, Bitnun A, Chee TSG, Cheng FWT, Chiu ZM, Fok T, Hon EKL, Gahunia HK, Kaw GJL, Khong PL, Leung C, Li AM, Manson D, Metreweli C, Ng P, Read S, Stringer DA, Wansaicheong GKL. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): Chest radiographic features in children. Pediatr Radiol 2004;34:47-58 Bitnun A, Sochett E, Dick P, To T, Jefferies C, Babyn P, Forbes J, Read S, King SM. Insulin sensitivity and b-cell function in protease inhibitor-treated and – naïve HIV-infected children. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2005: 90: pp 168-174. Bitnun A, Allen U, Richardson S, Read S. No more SARS please. http://Pediatrics.aapublications.org/cgi/e.letters/112/4/e261 Doja A, Bitnun A, Ford Jones EL, Richardson S, Tellier R, Petric M, Heurter H, MacGregor D: Pediatric Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis; A 10 review. Journal of Child Neurology. (accepted) Price V, Dutta S, Blanchette V, Butchart S, Kirby M, Langer J, Ford-Jones L. The prevention and treatment of bacterial infections in children with asplenia or hyposplenia: Current considerations. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. (in press)

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: Anu Wadhwa Funding: $80,000 (placed first in competition category) Research Training Competition (Restracomp) Fellowship provides fellowship salary support Research Proposal $13,000 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2003 Medical Education Grant ‘Telephone Consultation: exploring communication and educational issues’ Maryanne Crockett (nee Robb) Funding: July 2004 $110,000 over 2 years Bayer Healthcare/CIHR/CIDS/CAMM/CFID Infectious Disease Research Fellowship Jason Brophy Funding: Feb. 2005 $45 000/y, renewable for a 2 y period Clinical research fellowship from Canadian HIV Trials Network, Travel Award 1 of 5-6 amongst 40 North Americans, IUATLD, Vancouver Laura Sauve Funding: $29,000 John Hopkins International Health Fellowship (entrance) $2,000 JH School of Public Health Scholarship Michael Hawkes Funding: 2005 $10,000 Merck Frost Canada Funding Papilloma Virus Chart Review Juvenile Laryngeal Papillomatosis. Hawkes M, Ford-Jones EL, Campisi P.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The core two years of the program follow the requirements set forth by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, of which this is an accredited program. The core two years consist of ten months of pediatric infectious diseases, two months each in the virology, bacteriology laboratories, public health laboratories two months in adult infectious diseases, one month of infection control, one month of tropical diseases, and four months of research. In addition, attendance at the general Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic and HIV Clinic is expected throughout the year. The Hospital for Sick Children is a 383 bed hospital with active transplant, oncology, subspecialty surgery and intensive care departments. Approximately 30, 000 children and youth enter the Toronto area annually complementing 60,000 regular births/yr with approximately 2 million children and youth <18.  The clinical experience is extremely varied.  Preference given to those candidates interested in staying a third year to obtain further research experience.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

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TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES/NO

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory:  YES/NO
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO
Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures:  YES/NO
Hands on experience: YES/NO
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO

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

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

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

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

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/NO

Other – Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO

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

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

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: YES/NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES/NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:

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

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month:

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007)