Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar Street
New Haven
CT
06520-8064
USA
Phone: (203) 785-4758
Fax: (203) 785-6961

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Michael Cappello, M.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Parasitic Diseases, International Infectious Diseases Research

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR:Robert S Baltimore, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Neonatal bacterial infections; nosocomial infections

CHIEF OF DIVISION: George, Miller, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular virology, herpes viruses, especially Epstein-Barr Virus

ASSOCIATE:  Warren A Andiman, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric AIDS

ASSOCIATE: Eugene D Shapiro, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Efficacy of vaccines; Lyme disease

ASSOCIATE: Marietta Vazquez, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Efficacy of childhood vaccines: Lyme disease

ASSOCIATE: Richard Martinello, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Nosocomial infections; viral respiratory infections

ASSOCIATE: Elijah Paintsil, M.D.,
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pharmacology of anti-retroviral agents, clinical HIV/AIDS, Global Medicine

ASSOCIATE: Thomas Murray, M.D., Ph.D.
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, clinical microbiology.

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Esper F, Shapiro ED, Weibel C.et al. Association between a novel human coronavirus and Kawasaki Disease. Journal of Infectious Disease 2005; 191:499-502. Esper F, Boucher D, Weibel C, Martinello RA. et al. Human metapneumovirus in the United States : Clinical manifestations associated with a newly emerging respiratory infection in children. Pediatrics 2003; III:1407-1410. Bhaduri-McIntosh S. Rotenberg MJ. Gardner B. Robert M. Miller G. Repertoire and frequency of immune cells reactive to Epstein-Barr virus-derived autologous lymphoblastoid cell lines. Blood. 111(3):1334-43, 2008. Benin AL , VitKauskas G, Thornquist E, Schiffiman RN. Improving diagnostic testing and reducing overuse antibiotics for children with pharyngitis: a useful role for the electronic medical record. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2003: 22:1043-1047. Murray TS. Kazmierczak BI. Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibits sliding motility in the absence of type IV pili and flagella, Journal of Bacteriology. 190(8):2700-8, 2008 Apr.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: NIH National Research Service Award, Grant from Medimmune, NIH Mentored Career Development Awards (K08K23), PIDS Research Fellowship

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The program is directed toward individuals who are planning a career in academic medicine who plan to spend the majority of their time in research-related activities. Research is conducted under the guidance of faculty members, and includes basic studies at the molecular level of the relationship between herpes viruses and human cancer, host defenses against encapsulated bacteria, AIDS, hookworm and other parasitic infections, nosocomial infections, and infections in ambulatory settings. Clinical activities consist of Infectious Diseases consultations at Yale-New Have Hospital , weekly divisional case presentations and weekly combined conferences with the adult ID section, monthly statewide clinical conferences, twice monthly Journal Club, and Research Conferences. Currently, there are interdepartmental projects, with Internal Medicine, Public Health, Moleculare Biophysics and Biochemistry, The Cancer Center, Hospital Infection Control, and the Department of Immunobiology.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 150 including NICU

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

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

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:

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
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): YES
Molecular: YES
Translational: YES
Epidemiologic: YES
Clinical: YES
International/Public Health: YES
Health Services: YES
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: YES
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

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: YES
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
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: YES

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

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:5-7

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month:6-8

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 30

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 7