University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital Colorado, 13123 E. 16th Ave., B055
Aurora
CO
80045
USA
Phone: 720-777-2838
Fax: 720-777-7295

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Donna Curtis, MD, MPH

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Mary P. Glode, MD

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Mark J. Abzug, MD
  • Marsha Anderson, MD
  • Donna Curtis, MD
  • Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD
  • Heather Heizer, PA
  • Shannon Hughes, PA
  • Elizabeth J. McFarland, MD
  • Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, MSPH
  • John Ogle, MD
  • Sean O'Leary, MD
  • Katherine Lee, PhD
  • Myron Levin, MD
  • Eric Simoes, MB, BS, DCH, MD
  • James K. Todd, MD
  • Adriana Weinberg, MD

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • VIral infection and therapy
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Kawasaki
  • HPV epidemiology and vaccine
  • VZV vaccine, pathogenesis and models of latency
  • Coronavirus epidemiology and genetics
  • Influenza pediatric manifestations
  • Outpatient antibiotics
  • Cell mediated immune responses
  • Emerging viral infections
  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control
  • Vaccine safety and delivery
  • Mycobacterial epidemiology and cell wall biosynthesis
  • Respiratory virus epidemiology and immunology
  • Antibiotic side effects
  • Recurrent fever
  • Global Health

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS: Multiple, please contact for up-to-date list

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: Yes. Fellows apply for and consistently receive grant funding from multiple sources for projects, and can participate in training grants in other sections of the medical campus.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The primary training site for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO). CHCO is a large, quaternary care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado, just east of downtown Denver. CHCO is consistently ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News and World Report, and is a regional referral hospital taking patients from all over Colorado and a multi-state region. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship is an ACGME-Accredited, three-year program. The Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has >15 faculty involved in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational and clinical science research. The training is well-rounded and includes excellent clinical, research, stewardship, infection control and epidemiology, global health, and quality improvement training opportunities. In addition to opportunities within the section, the larger medical campus has a school of public health with a strong global health program, undergraduate and graduate science programs, a medical school and an adult hospital. Graduate course work is open to fellows and funding is available to purse a Master’s in Science in Clinical Science degree. There are also many opportunities off-campus through the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, the CDC branch in Fort Collins, or any of the University of Colorado campuses. Fellows are welcome to pursue research with mentors in other sections or departments or off campus. The patient population is diverse, and acuity ranges from general pediatrics to high acuity, including neonates and transplant patients. The section has an active and productive relationship with microbiology and epidemiology. The fellows attend multiple clinics, including Infectious Disease Clinic, Travel Clinic, and various HIV clinics. Clinical time is weighted to the first year, with an average of 6-7 months on service the first year, and 2-3 months the second and third years. There are several electives offered, and fellows are able to customize their fellowship training to match their research and career goals.


AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado (primary training site) – 444 beds
  • University Hospital NICU – 50 beds
  • Denver Health – 20 beds
  • CHCO at Parker Adventist – 5 beds
  • CHCO at St. Joseph’s Hospital – 8 beds
  • CHCO North Campus – 6 beds
  • CHCO South Campus – 16 beds
  • CHCO Colorado Springs – under construction

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2
TRAINING FOR: MD, DO, MD,PhD

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

VISA ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, OTHER

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 virus isolation laboratory
  • Molecular diagnostics

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

  • Didactic lectures
  • Hands on experience
  • Infection Control Meetings/Membership

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

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

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

  • Basic (bench)
  • Molecular
  • Community
  • Epidemiologic
  • Clinical
  • International/Public Health
  • Health Services
  • HIV, Basic
  • ACTG Site

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 (MSCS)

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

Program provides substantial clinical experience for trainees in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • 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 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: 50

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 60

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 6