Tulane/LSU Combined Peds ID Fellowship

1430 Tulane Avenue, TB-8
New Orleans
LA
70112
USA
Contact Person: Michele Yao
Phone: (504) 988-5422
Fax: (504) 988-3805

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John Schieffelin, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antibody response to viral hemorrhagic fevers

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Rodolfo Begue, MD
CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES -LSU
RESEARCH INTEREST: Helicobacter pylori and international medicine

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Russell B Van Dyke, MD, (Tulane)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric HIV infections

ASSOCIATE: Richard Oberhelman, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Enteric infections and tropical medicine

ASSOCIATE: Lorna Seybolt, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Adolescent HIV

ASSOCIATE: Margarita Silio, MD, MPH
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV and tropical medicine

ASSOCIATE: Russell Steele, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Granulocycte function

ASSOCIATE: Ronald Wilcox, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV  

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The goal of this program is to train physicians for the full-time practice of pediatric infectious diseases in the academic or public setting. Ours is a joint program of the Tulane University and the LSU Schools of Medicine, incorporating the clinical resources and laboratory facilities of both institutions. We have shared research activities and a combined teaching program. This unique affiliation of two regional medical centers represents a major strength our program. In our clinical activities we serve the major pediatric hospitals in New Orleans: Children's Hospital of New Orleans , and Tulane Hospital for Children. These two hospitals provide the training program with a unique balance of general pediatric patients and subspecialty patients. Trainees are expected to develop expertise in medical microbiology, medical epidemiology and biostatistics, the design of clinical trials, and laboratory research methods. The program is closely affiliated with the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and fellows have an option to obtain a Master's in Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree during the fellowship; however, it should be noted that tuition is not provided by the program. Fellows have the opportunity to work in the laboratories of the full-time members of the division. In addition, fellows may also arrange to work in the laboratories of members of the Departments of Microbiology at Tulane and LSU, the Tulane School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, and the Delta Regional Primate Center .

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Tulane Hospital for Children, Children's Hospital of New Orleans.

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 0 to 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: YES

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

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: YES
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): YES

Other – Please specify:

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
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:  

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: 4 trainees