University of Michigan

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

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jason Weinberg, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Microbiome of airways in cystic fibrosis; microbiology of respiratory tract infection in cystic fibrosis

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Michael Watson, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Host and bacteria factors involved in group A streptococcus pathogenesis

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: John LiPuma, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Microbiome of airways in cystic fibrosis; microbiology of respiratory tract infection 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
     
  • Terri Stillwell, MD, MPH
    Research Interest: Infection control and immunocompromised hosts
     
  • Alison Tribble, MD 
    Research Interest: Antimicrobial use for common pediatric conditions, evaluation of stewardship interventions, use of rapid diagnostics

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

Hariadi NI, Blackwood RA.  Disseminated Mycobacterium Avium Complex in an Adolescent with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Infection.  Infect Dis Rep. 2017 Jun 15;9(2):6884.  PMC5477475

Mahboubi MA, Carmody LA, Foster BK, Kalikin LM, VanDevanter DR, LiPuma JJ.  Culture-Based and Culture-Independent Bacteriologic Analysis of Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Specimens.  J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Mar;54(3):613-9. PMC4767965

Waldeck, K. Daniels R, Watson ME, Jr., Shahbaz L. 2016. Multifocal necrotizing fasciitis due to group A streptococcus presenting with otalgia in a pediatric patient. Crit Care Med 44(12) Suppl 1:517.

Hariadi NI, Zhang L, Patel M, Sandstedt SA, Davis GS, Marrs CF, Gilsdorf JR. Comparative Profile of Heme Acquisition Genes in Disease-Causing and Colonizing Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus.  J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jul;53(7):2132-7.  PMC4473220

Bhumbra S, Mahboubi M, Blackwood RA. Staphylococcus lugdunensis: Novel Organism causing Cochlear Implant Infection.  Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Jun 24;6(2):5406. PMC4083301

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

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 Aug;25(3):976-81. PMC4442702 

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. doi: 10.1177/0009922812444602. PMID: 22589479

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. PMC3442774 

Zhang L, Xie J, Patel M, Bakhtyar A, Ehrlich GD, Ahmed A, Earl J, Marrs CF, Clemans D, Murphy TF, Gilsdorf JR. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae genetic islands associated with chronic pulmonary infection. PLoS One. 2012.  PMC3435294 

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 Sep 18;4(2):e36. PMC3892633


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 HOSPITAL(S):
Name: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS:
1/YEARLY

NUMBER OF TRAINEES COMPLETING PROGRAM IN THE LAST 5 YEARS: 4

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? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site.

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.

Program provides global health opportunities.

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Congenital immune deficiencies
  • Surgical patients
  • PICU patients
  • NICU patients

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
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship
  • Quality improvement

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.

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). [tuition is not guaranteed]

Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture an or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers).

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 25

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 35

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 55