Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children

705 Riley Hospital Drive, RI 3032
Indianapolis
IN
46202
USA
Phone: 317-944-7260
Fax: 317-948-0860

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Thomas G. Fox, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Infection in immunocompromised hosts; musculoskeletal infection

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR: John C. Christenson,MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Travel medicine; histoplasmosis; infection prevention; immunizations; vector-borne disease; musculoskeletal infections

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Chandy John, MD, MS
RESEARCH INTEREST: Malaria immunology, epidemiology and pathogenesis

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Andrea L. Conroy, PhD
    Research Interest: Pathogenesis of malaria in pregnancy and childhood

  • Elaine G. Cox, MD
    Research Interest: Infection prevention; antimicrobial stewardship; patient safety

  • Dibyadyuti Datta, PhD
    Research Interest: Malaria immunology, pathogenesis and clinical epidemiology

  • Leslie A. Enane, MD
    Research Interest: Global health; TB and HIV care of children and adolescents

  • Annette Foti, MD
    Research Interest: Outpatient ID; periodic fever syndromes
  • John J. Manaloor, MD
    Research Interest: Antimicrobial stewardship; Kawasaki disease; clinical microbiology

  • Megan S. McHenry
    Research Interest: HIV and global health

  • Tuan M. Tran, MD, PhD
    Malaria immunology; systems biology

  • Rachel C. Vreeman, MD, MS
    Research Interest: Global health; pediatric HIV: medical adherence, disclosure, stigma, drug formulations

  • Bree Weaver, MD
    Research Interest: Adult and pediatric HIV

  • James Wood, MD
    Research Interest: Staphylococcus aureus infections, including immunology and diagnostic methods

  • Min Zhang, PhD
    Research Interest: Translational control in Plasmodium parasites; malaria vaccine development

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

Poster and Oral Presentations:

Chehab H, Nichols K, Christenson J, Fox T (2017, May). Intraventricular Amikacin Use in a Child with Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Shunt-Associated Ventriculitis. Accepted for Case Poster Session at: The 14th Pediatric Department Scholars Day, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.

Chehab H, Nichols K, Christenson J, Fox T (2017, March). Intraventricular Amikacin Use in a Child with Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Shunt-Associated Ventriculitis. Poster Session presented at: The 16th Annual St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference, Memphis, TN

Chehab H, McKenna M (2016, October). Influenza Vaccine: Missed Opportunities and Parent Reminders. Poster Session presented at: ID Week 2016, New Orleans, LA.

Chehab H, Foti-Childress A, Finnell M (2016, May). Characteristics and Management of Children with PFAPA Syndrome: A Retrospective Study of 52 Patients. Poster Discussion Session presented at: The 13th Pediatric Department Scholars Day, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. 

Chehab H, Austrom M, Porter P, Tori A (2016, March). Education on Religious and Cultural Diversity in a Healthcare Setting Utilizing a Peer-to-Peer Approach. Concurrent Session presented at: The AAMC CFAS/GDI/ORR Joint Professional Development Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Chehab H, Foti-Childress A, Finnell M (2015, October). Characteristics and Management of Children with PFAPA Syndrome: A Retrospective Study of 52 Patients. Poster Session presented at: ID Week 2015, San Diego, CA. 

Schneider J, Christenson J (2017, March). Lymphadenitis-First and Facial Nerve Palsy: Atypical Presentations of Kawasaki Disease. 16th Annual St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference, Memphis, TN 

Schneider J, Schmitt B, Hehman C, Manaloor J. (2017, March) MALDI-TOF MS: A Reliable Alternative to Identify Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria. South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN 

Manuscripts in progress:

Chehab H, Foti-Childress A, Finnell SME. Characteristics and Management of Children with PFAPA Syndrome - A Retrospective Study of 52 Patients. (submitted for publication)

Chehab H, Austrom M, Sevilla-Martir J, Leflore A, Longtin-Hoffman K, Shuck J, Tori A. Religious and Cultural Diversity in Healthcare. The Indiana University School of Medicine Experience.

Schneider J, Christenson J (2017, March). Lymphadenitis-First and Facial Nerve Palsy: Atypical Presentations of Kawasaki Disease. (submitted for publication)

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

None to date

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The pediatric infectious diseases and global health fellowship at Indiana University started July 2015. Our program is dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in academic pediatric infectious diseases. We place a strong emphasis on clinical training and research in fellowship to develop physician scientists. We are looking for fellowship candidates with a commitment to academic medicine and research careers. Our program is unique because of its focus on global health, research opportunities, fellow-focused educational curriculum, and the variety and depth of clinical exposures. The clinical experience occurs primarily at Riley Hospital for Children, the state’s referral hospital for pediatric care. Fellows care for children with a wide range of diagnoses and conditions, including critically ill patients, those receiving chemotherapy, and children who have undergone stem cell and solid organ transplantation. Our department is ranked #9 in NIH funding among pediatric departments in the U.S. We have a robust program for those interested in academic and research careers across the range of basic sciences, translational work, clinical research, and health services research. The research in our section focuses on infections of global health importance, specifically malaria and HIV. We have several research faculty in these areas who are leaders in their fields. Other research opportunities exist on campus, such as in internal medicine and basic/clinical microbiology. Opportunities exist for mentorship in fellowship with these faculty, along with support through our T32 research training grant. Fellows can enroll in the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Training Program. This program fosters the development of research careers and provides formal academic mentorship and support. Participants have access to resources for research projects as well as travel funds for attending and presenting at meetings. During fellowship, trainees can enroll in the Clinical Investigation and Translational Education (CITE) program to pursue a Master of Science or a graduate certificate in clinical research.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: 5

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 314 (at primary site)

 

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2

TRAINING FOR MD; DO: YES

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1

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: Indiana

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: Global health, including basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities in malaria, TB, and HIV

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be described 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

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: 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: 35

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 72

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 92

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years:  0