University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital

1580 NW 10th Avenue # 286
Miami
FL
33136
USA
Phone: (305) 243-2700
Fax: (305) 243-5562

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Charles D Mitchell, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Perinatal transmission of HIV; epidemiology and natural history of HHV-8; international research in pediatric HIV infection; tuberculosis

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Ivan Gonzalez, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Catheter related infections

DIVISION DIRECTOR: Gwendolyn B Scott, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical trial; pediatric AIDS/HIV; perinatal transmission of HIV

ASSOCIATE: Ivan Gonzalez, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Catheter related infections, viruses.

ASSOCIATE: Aida Chaparro, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV Nephropathy and anti-HIV therapy

RESEARCH INTEREST: ASSOCIATE: Gary Kleiner, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Primary immune deficiency; stem cell immunobiology; tolerance induction

ASSOCIATE: Delia Rivera-Hernandez, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric AIDS/HIV

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Rongavilit C, Rodriguez Z, Gomez-Marin O, et al. Gram-negative bacillary bacteremia in human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2000;19:122-8. Berman D, Mafut D, Djokic B, et al. Risk factors for the development of Bronchiectasis in HIV-1 infected children. Gutierrez L, Thrombocytopenia in HIV-1 infected children: Risk factor and response to treatment. Isava-Quintero A. Correlates of primary resistance mutations among a population of HIV-1 infected children receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy. Carmen Moreno. Research Project: Correlates of HIV-1 Disease progression among perinatally infected children. Tavi Sharma. Research Project: Immunologic Responses to BCG. Aida Chaparro, Research Project: Increased HIV-1 viral loads as a risk factor for progressive HIV Nephropathy.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The primary goals of this training program is to produce highly qualified practitioners in pediatric infectious disease and to develop clinical and basic science investigators who will be successful independent investigators in their chosen field of research. This program offers the fellow a broad experience in infectious diseases, including infections in transplant patients, immunocompromised hosts, HIV infection as well as common infectious diseases. There is opportunity to participate in clinical trials, epidemiological studies laboratory based projects and international studies.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Jackson Memorial Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:220

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: MD, DO

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B(H1B requires applicant to pay all costs)

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: NO
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): not at current time

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
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: NO
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: 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: 28

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 65

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 64

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