University of Alberta

Room 8213, Aberhart Centre One, University of Alberta
Edmonton
AB
T6G 2J3
CANADA
Phone: (780) 407-1680
Fax: (780) 407-7136

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Joan L Robinson, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: RSV infections; neonatal fungal infections; temperature measurement; intravascular catheter-related bacteremia; epidemiology of respiratory viral infections.

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: none
RESEARCH INTEREST:

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Wendy L Vaudry, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Epidemiology; transplant related infections; neonatal CMV infection; infection in pediatric cardiac patients

ASSOCIATE: Ari Joffe, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infections in the intensive care setting

ASSOCIATE: Bonita Lee, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Viral diarrhea; hepatitis C

TITLES(S) OF RECENT FELLOW'S PUBLISHED PAPERS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Pediatric infective endocarditis – a 19-year review in northern Alberta.
  2. Emypema associated with community-acquired pneumonia: a Pediatric Investigators’ Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study
  3. Relationship between respiratory viral infections and pleural empyema in children: a 5-year review
  4. A child with lumps and bumps down on the farm

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: This is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon (Canada) accredited training program comprising a minimum of two years in clinical training (10 months); diagnostic microbiology (four months); infection control, STD and TB experience (one month each) and clinical/basic research elective time. Clinical pathology extends from acute, community-acquired infections to opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host, including transplant patients.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Royal Alexandra Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 150

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1 or 2

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: Yes

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: For 2 years as that is all that is required

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

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

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: National Mycology Laboratory, National Streptococcal Laboratory

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures:No
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: YES
Mycology/fungal infections: YES
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:

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

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

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

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:13

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 25

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 40

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 3