University of Michigan

1150 W. Medical Center Drive, 7510 MSRB 1
Ann Arbor
MI
48109-5718
USA
Contact Person: Jason Weinberg, MD
Phone: (734) 615-5909
Fax: (734) 936-7083

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jason Weinberg, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Host-viral interactions: pathogenesis of adenovirus respiratory infections and adenovirus myocarditis

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: John LiPuma, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology of respiratory infection in cystic fibrosis; Airway microbiome in cystic fibrosis.

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Alexander Blackwood, MD, PhD
    Research Interest: The role of ethanol and anti-microbial lock in the treatment and prevention of catheter related blood stream infections.
     
  • Suzanne Dawid, MD, PhD
    Research Interest: Bacterial-bacterial interactions during pharyngeal colonization
     
  • Janet Gilsdorf, MD
    Research Interest: Identification of pathogenic factors and pathways of H. influenzae important in respiratory infections such as otitis media and COPD
     
  • Stillwell, MD, MPH
    Research Interest: Infection control, antibiotic stewardship, and immunocompromised hosts
     
  • Mike Watson, MD, PhD
    Research Interest: Host and bacteria factors involved in group A streptococcus pathogenesis

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

Bhumbra S, Mahboubi M, Blackwood RA. Staphylococcus lugdunensis: Novel Organism causing Cochlear Implant Infection. Infect Dis Rep. 2014 May 13;6(2):5406.

Espinosa CM, Cowan AE, Clark SJ. Ability to deliver services in spanish: a survey of michigan home health agencies, 2012. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014;25(3):976-81.

Patrick SW, Davis MM, Sedman AB, Meddings JA, Hieber S, Lee GM, Stillwell TL, Chenoweth CE, Espinosa C, Schumacher RE. Accuracy of hospital administrative data in reporting central line-associated bloodstream infections in newborns. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131 Suppl 1:S75-80.

Kaselitz TB, Hariadi NI, LiPuma JJ, Weinberg JB. Rhizobium radiobacter bacteremia in a neonate. Infection. 2012 Aug;40(4):437-9.

Al-Lawati ZH, Hariadi NI, Gilsdorf JR. Fever and abdominal pain in a 5-year-old traveler. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jun;51(6):602-5.

May I, Abu-Khdeir M, Blackwood RA. An usual approach to treatment of a case of multidrug resistance Pseudomonas aeruginosa peritonitis: parenteral and intraperitoneal aminoglycosides and parenteral colistin. Infect Dis Rep. 2012 Apr 27;4(2):e36.

Zickafoose JS, Benneyworth BD, Riebschleger MP, Espinosa CM, Davis MM. Hospitalizations for intussusception before and after the reintroduction of rotavirus vaccine in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Apr;166(4):350-5.

Hariadi NI, Yeganeh N, Bard JD, Ching N.Visual diagnosis: stool passage of a white ribbonlike object in an adventurous eater. Pediatr Rev. 2011 Aug;32(8):e79-82.

Espinosa CM, Davis MM, Gilsdorf JR. Anaerobic osteomyelitis in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 May;30(5):422-3.

Wendorf KA, Espinosa CM, Lebar WD, Weinberg JB. Tsukamurella catheter-related bloodstream infection in a pediatric patient with pulmonary hypertension. Infect Dis Rep. 2010 Mar 17;2(1):e5.

Dempsey AF, Espinosa C, Davis MM. Unintended vaccination of pregnant adolescents: estimating the scope of the problem and the impact of different pregnancy testing strategies. Vaccine. 2009 Jun 2;27(27):3536-43.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: NIH T32 Training Grant, Pfizer Postdoctoral Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Awards

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
The University of Michigan Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program provides extensive research and clinical training over a three-year period. Fellows learn while providing care for patients with a wide variety of common and uncommon conditions at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital while on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service. Fellows see new and established patients in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic, typically one or two half-days per week throughout the three-year fellowship. The clinical training of our fellows is bolstered by a series of educational conferences. Fellows participate in a weekly Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Conference and a weekly didactic ID Fellows teaching conference on a core curriculum of infectious diseases topics. Other opportunities include weekly Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Pediatric Grand Rounds, the Pediatric Residency Program's Morning Report, and a Primary Immunodeficiency Conference Series held jointly with Pediatric Hematology/Immunology, Pediatric Genetics, and Allergy/Immunology. Additional opportunities are available to supplement the training of fellows with interests in transplant infectious diseases, infection control, and antibiotic stewardship. Research training in our program is tailored to meet the specific educational and career goals of each fellow. Opportunities exist for fellows to work with mentors within our division who have expertise in bacterial pathogenesis, viral pathogenesis, and infection control. There are also numerous research opportunities in basic, clinical, and translational research for our fellows outside of our division in the Department of Pediatrics and in other clinical and basic science departments.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 348

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2

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:
    Microbiology laboratory: YES
    Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
    Molecular diagnostics: YES
     
  • 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: Health services research related to infectious diseases
     
  • 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
    ACTG Site: NO

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: NO
  • Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
  • Other: Surgical patients, NICU patients, PICU patients

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: NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 4.9

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 9.5

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 32

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 8