University of Chicago Children's Hospital

5841 South Maryland Avenue (MC 6054)
Chicago
IL
60637-1470
USA
Phone: (773) 702-6176
Fax: (773) 702-1196

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Human Papillomavirus

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Robert S. Daum, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance among staphylococci

ASSOCIATE: Susan Boyle-Vavra, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance among staphylococci

ASSOCIATE: John Maracinak, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Hospital infection control; CA-MRSA; pediatric HIV infection

ASSOCIATE: Barbara Hendrickson, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Host-bacterial interactions in the intestine in health and disease, Pediatric HIV infection

ASSOCIATE: Rima McLeod, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Toxoplasmosis

ASSOCIATE: Susan Gerber, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Bioterrorism and analysis of public health among City of Chicago residents

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: PeevM, Weber SG, Daum RS, Garcia-Houchins S, Marcinak J. Disseminated vaccinia false alarm. Pediatr Inf Dis, 22:925-926,2003. Mongkolrattanothai K, Boyle S, Kahana MD, Daum RS. Severe Staphylococcus aureus infection caused by clonally-related community-acquired methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolates. Clin Infect Dis, 22:1050-1058, 2003. Mongkolrattanothai K, Boyle S, Murphy TV, Daum RS. Novel non mecA-containing SCC-composite island containing pbp4 and tagF genes in a commensal staphylococcal species: A possible reservoir for antibiotic resistance islands in Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Ag Chemother, 48:1823-36,2004. Dominguez SR, Parrott Js, Lauderdale DS, Daum Rs. On-time immunization rates among children entering Chicago Public Schools. Pediatr, 2004, e741-747. Dominguez SR, Daum RS. Physician knowledge and perspectives regarding influenza and influenza vaccination. Human Vaccines, 1:74-79, 2005. Adem PV, Montgomery CP, Husain AN Koogler TK, Arangelovich V, Humilier M, Daum RS. Novel association of severe Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in children with Waterhouse-Friderichesen syndrome in children N Eng J Med, in press, 2005. Vora S, Daum RS and Pediatric Immunization Program staff. Improving immunization rates in underserved populations through birth intervention and reminder-recall. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Socities, Washington DC, 2005. Glikman D, Baroody F. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis with lung involvement. N Engl J Med 2005;352:e22. Crawford SE, Daum RS. Epidemic community.

Associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Modern times for an ancient pathogen. Pediatr Inf Dis, 2005,24:459-460.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: Mechanism of Glycopeptide Resistance in Staphylococci - granting agency: Public Health Service/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, 11/15/98-3/31/07 Applied Research on Antimicrobial Resistance – granting agency: Public Health Service/Centers for Disease Control, 9/3/03-9/29/06 Pediatric Immunization Program – granting agency: Department of Health and Human Services/City of Chicago, ongoing

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: Provide excellent clinical training in the field of infectious diseases as well as research experience for fellows to be successful independent investigator in the field of infectious diseases.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES/NO

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory: YES/NO
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO
Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures: YES/NO
Hands on experience: YES/NO
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO

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

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES/NO
Epidemiology and statistics: YES/NO
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES/NO
Immunizations/Public health: YES/NO
Mycology/fungal infections: YES/NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES/NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES/NO
Antimicrobial agents: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

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

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

HIV, Basic: YES/NO
HIV, Clinical: YES/NO
ACTG Site: YES/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: YES/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/NO

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

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: YES/NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES/NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:

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

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month:

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