Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics / University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City
MO
64108
USA
Phone: (816) 234-3061
Fax: (816) 346-1328

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pertussis; Group A streptococcal infections, genetic causes of adverse drug reactions; health care worker vaccines; influenza vaccine in the high risk host

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Mary Anne Jackson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief of Infectious Diseases
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection control and hospital epidemiology; vaccines; pertussis; emerging pathogens; bacterial resistance; Kawasaki Disease

ASSOCIATE: Jason Newland, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship and BRNSTRM (program facilitating resident research)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antimicrobial utilization; impact of clinical practice guidelines; antibiotic resistance

ASSOCIATE: Douglas Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, International Adoption
RESEARCH INTEREST: Tuberculosis and mycobacterial infections; molecular epidemiology; international health

ASSOCIATE: Robyn Livingston, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infection Control & Prevention Program
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection control; Viral infections in the immune compromised host; MRSA colonization

ASSOCIATE: Christopher Harrison, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Infectious Disease Research Laboratory
Director of the Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit
RESEARCH INTEREST: Antimicrobials, drug resistance, otitis media, immune responses to herpes viruses, vaccines

ASSOCIATE: Denise Bratcher, DO
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric immunizations, nosocomial infections, hospital infection control

ASSOCIATE: Barbara Pahud, MD, MPH (As of 2011)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric immunizations; epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases

ASSOCIATE: Rangaraj Selvarangan, BVSc, PhD, D(ABMM)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Development of rapid molecular tests for laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases

ASSOCIATE: Gregory L Kearns, Pharm D
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical pharmacology and toxicology; adverse drug reactions; experimental therapeutics

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Kelly Laurent, MS
Email contact: kklaurent@cmh.edu

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

Abstracts & Publications:

Goldman JL, Kearns GL. Flouroquinolone Use in Pediatrics: Focus on Safetly and Place in Therapy. World Health Organization 18th Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, 2010. URL: http://www.who.int/selection_medicines/committees/expert/18/applications/fluoroquinolone_review.pdf

Klatte M, Collins MA, Angst DB. Role of CRP in the Detection of Infectious Disease Complications of Complicated Appendicitis. Poster presentation, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 48th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2010

Goldman JL, Myers AL, Selvarangan R, Jackson MA, Harrison CJ. Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infection in the MRSA Era: Susceptibility of Vancomycin and Evaluation of Heteroresistance. Poster presentation, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 48th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2010

Day JC, Selvarangan R, Myers AL. Characteristics of Respiratory Viral Illness in Hospitalized Children Diagnosed by xTAG RVP PCR. Poster presentation, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 48th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2010

 Day JC, Weddle GM, Jackson MA. Spectrum of Novel H1N1 Illness in infants 3 Months Old and Younger at a Children's Hospital. Poster presentation, St. Jude's Research Conference, Memphis, TN, February 2010; Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada, May 2010.

Goldman JL, Myers AL, Jackson MA, Harrison CJ, Selvarangan R. Trends in Vancomycin Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations for Staphylococcus aureus in a Children's Hospital from 2006-2009, Poster presentation, St. Jude Research Conference 2010

Day JC, Selvarangan R, Myers AL. Impact of Reflex Viral PCR on Clinical Management in a Children's Hospital. Poster presentation, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), 47th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2009; Midwest Society for Pediatric Research, 50th Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2009.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

Children's Mercy Hospital, a 317-bed freestanding pediatric hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, has a long history of providing excellent pediatric clinical care. All subspecialty areas of pediatric medicine are represented on the faculty, and training opportunities are available in 13 sub-specialties. Recent and ongoing hospital expansion provides child-friendly patient care units and state-of-the-art research facilities. The fellowship is a three-year program which provices the unique opportunity for collaboration with our pediatric clinical pharmacology section. Clinical exposure is extensive and comprehensive surrounding an active inpatient consultation service and busy outpatient continuity clinic experience. Research opportunities include clinical and basic pharmacology investigations and hospital epidemiology. We also have an active Vaccine Trial Evaluation Unit (VTEU) with ongoing clinical vaccine trials with opportunities for fellows as investigators. The overall goal of the program is to train pediatricians for an academic career in pediatric infectious diseases.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: None

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 317

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: All

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

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/NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify: Antimicrobial stewardship; Clinical pharmacology; Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit

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: NO
HIV, Basic: NO
HIV, Clinical: YES
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

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

HIV: SOME
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: SOME
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: 50

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 150

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 90

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years (2005-2010) 2