University of Louisville School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics
Louisville
KY
40202
USA
Phone: (502) 852-3774
Fax: (502) 852-3939

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Kristina Bryant, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection control and prevention; epidemiology of healthcare-acquired infections; vaccination of healthcare workers; vaccine clinical trials

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Gary S. Marshall, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccine risk communication; vaccine-related healthcare outcomes; vaccine clinical trials; antimicrobial stewardship

ASSOCIATE: Gerard Rabalais, MD. MPH
RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccine clinical trials; implementation of telemedicine services

ASSOCIATE: Charles Woods, MD, MS
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology of infections; bacterial strain typing; improvments in clinical microbiology methods; vaccine and antimicrobial clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Matthew Zahn, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Public health and epidemiology; influenza immunization; community transmission of MRSA

ASSOCIATE: Michael Smith, MD, MSCE
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases in community and healthcare settings; vaccine risk communication

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

Livingston RA, Woods CR, Buck GE, Bryant KA. A comparison of reverse transcriptase real-time PCR, respiratory viral assay and immunofluorescent assay of centrifugation enhanced cell culture in the detection of influenza A/B and respiratory syncytial virus.

Campbell AL, Bryant KA, Stover B, Marshall GS. Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a Children’s Hospital. Infect Con Hosp Epidemiol 2003;24:427-430.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: Readily available intramural grants; industry-sponsored grants

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Kosair Charities Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases was established to prepare qualified individuals for leadership roles in the clinical, educational, and research missions of our discipline. The first year focuses on the clinical consultation service, and the majority of the next two years is dedicated to the nurturance of particular research interests. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinic rotations during all three years. Formal instruction is offered in research design and statistics, and these activities are supplemented by frequent clinical and scientific seminars. The major clinical facility is Kosair Children's Hospital, a modern, freestanding hospital with 8,000 admissions and 75,000 outpatients visits per year. Research training sites include the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, the Kosair Charities Pediatric Pharamacology Research Unit, and the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory of the Norton Healthcare System.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Kosair Children's Hopital; University of Louisville Hospital; Jewish Hospital; Frazier Rehabilitation Center

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 250

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1 every 3 years

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: Yes

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? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site: YES

Microbiology laboratory: YES
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
Molecular diagnostics: YES
Other – Please specify: Bacterial strain typing

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: NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:

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

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

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/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: 45

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 100

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 60

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 2