The University of Chicago/Comer Children’s Hospital

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 6054, C-638
Chicago
IL
60637-1470
USA
Phone: (773) 702-6176
Fax: (773) 702-1196

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Julia C. Rosebush, DO, FAAP
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Prevention

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Daniel Johnson, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Developing and improving community- based medical and social services in underserved areas using an asset based approach that leverages existing resources to strengthen community services

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Allison Bartlett, MD, MS
    Research Interest: Infection control/hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement

  • Steven Schrantz, MD

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Alali, M., Schulte J, Hendrickson B. Concurrent Kikuchi disease and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in aPediatric Patient. J Pediatr Infect Dis DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608923.

Muhammad Matloob Alam, Alali, Muayad, Mohamed Bayoumy, Areej Ali, Bayanah Al-enezi, IbraheemAbosoudah. Cytomegalovirus Infection in Children after Bone Marrow Transplantation: Risk factors, Clinical aspects and Outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Published by Elsevier. 2016, Jan; 2016.03.(1): 1-7


GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Internal funding at University of Chicago: Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) 

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Chicago is a three-year ACGME accredited program. Following completion of the program, fellows are poised to assume an academic, clinical, or basic research position depending on their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex clinical service at Comer Children’s Hospital in addition to myriad research opportunities both within and outside of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Our program offers flexibility in the design of the individual fellowship program so as to address the many different settings in which our trainees may function as Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialists upon fellowship graduation. Academic and research areas of interest include but are not limited to infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement, pediatric/adolescent HIV prevention, Hepatitis C, and basic science and translational research related to toxoplasmosis infections. Fellows are also given the opportunity to gain outpatient exposure via participation in a variety of clinical settings to include a general pediatric ID clinic at Comer Children’s, a thriving HIV treatment and prevention clinic at a neighboring federally qualified health center, travel clinic, community-wide immunization programs, and an international adoption clinic.


NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 172

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR: MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

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

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
  • Immunizations/Public Health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases (toxo)
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents

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

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

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

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

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: 12

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

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 90

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