Washington University School of Medicine

660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8208
St. Louis
MO
63110
USA
Phone: (314) 286-2778
Fax: (314) 286-2895

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD
Research Interest: Metabolism in malaria parasites

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR:

S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
Research Interest: Role of actin cytoskeleton in immune function

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: 

David Hunstad
Research Interest: Bacterial pathogenesis in urinary tract infections


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

  • Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in the neonatal intensive care unit: an infection prevention and patient safety challenge
  • Propagation of astrovirus VA1, a neurotropic human astrovirus, in cell culture
  • Piperacillin-tazobactam usage at a tertiary pediatric hospital: an antimicrobial stewardship review
    Use of a novel supplementary food and measures to control inflammation in malnourished pregnant women in Sierra Leone to improve birth outcomes: study protocol for a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical effectiveness trial
  • High Levels of Cyclic Di-GMP in Klebsiella pneumoniae Attenuate Virulence in the Lung.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

Activities within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases include the delivery of cutting-edge patient care, biomedical and clinical research in childhood infections and microbial pathogenesis, and teaching of fellows, residents, and students. The ID division received the Outstanding Division Teaching Award from the St. Louis Children's Hospital residents in 2016 and 2017. Division faculty oversee the antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention programs at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Our faculty and fellows also participate in a number of programs with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and with the Department of Molecular Microbiology. Fellowship training in the Division is supported in part by our T32 training grant in childhood infections and immunity..

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Fellows are guaranteed support during the time of fellowship, and many are supported through the institutional NIH T32 Infectious Diseases training program. Our fellows have found substantial success in obtaining extramural funding, including Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowships and K awards.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 290

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:2

TRAINING FOR: MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1; H1B

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

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

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in 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: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES

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: YES 

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: 91

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 73

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 7