University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora
CO
80045
USA
Phone: 720-777-2838
Fax: 720-777-7295

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Sarah Parker, MD

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 for projects, and can participate in training grants in other sections of the medical campus (HIV, microbiology.)

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
Colorado Children's Hospital is a large tertiary care hospital located outside Denver, Colorado. Colorado Children's is consistently ranked amongst the tip ten pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News and World Report. Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a three year program, and has >15 faculty involved in diverse areas of research, encompassing basic, translational and clinical topics. Training is well rounded, balancing research and clinical aspects of Pediatric Infectious Disease. In addition to opportunities within the section, the larger medical campus has a school of public health, a global health program, undergraduate and graduate science programs, a medical school and an adult hospital. Graduate course work is open to fellows. Fellows are welcome to do infectious diseases related research in any section or department on or off the medical 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, Sinus Clinic and various HIV clinics. Clinical time is weighted to the first year, with an average of 6-7 months on sservice the first year, and 2-3 months the second and third years.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • Colorado Children's Hospital
    Number of Beds: 250 with 137 in construction
  • Denver Health Medical Center
    Number of Beds: 20

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: No

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

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
  • Immunization/Public Health: YES
  • Mycology/fungal infections: YES
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
  • Virology/viral diseases: YES
  • Antimicrobial agents: YES

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

  • Basic: YES
  • Molecular: YES
  • Community: YES
  • Epidemiologic: YES
  • Clinical: YES
  • International/Public Health: YES
  • Health Services: YES
  • HIV, Basic: YES
  • ACTG Site: YES

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

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

Program provides substantial clinical experience for trainees in:

  • HIV: YES
  • Bone marrow transplantation: YES
  • Travelers/adoptees: YES
  • Adults: YES
  • Congenital immune deficiencies: YES

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: 16-20

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 8-15

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 40

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