University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

185 South Orange Avenue
Newark
NJ
07103
USA
Phone: (973) 972-5066
Fax: (973) 972-6443

CHIEF OF PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES SECTION/TRAINING PRGRAM DIRECTOR: Peter N. Wenger, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Immunizations; hospital infection control; infectious disease epidemiology; public health surveillance; public health and emergency preparedness; clinical infectious diseases

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

DIRECTOR OF DIVISION OF PULMONOLOGY, ALLERGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: James M Oleske, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV infection; immunomodulators; nutrition and immunity; supportive care and quality of life issues

ASSOCIATE: Barry Dashefsky, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Bacterial infections; immunizations; HIV clinical care and education; neonatal infections

ASSOCIATE:Jeffrey Boscamp, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical infectious diseases; antimicrobial agents

ASSOCIATE: Arry Dieudonne, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV infection; opportunistic infections

ASSOCIATE: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Immunodeficiencies, immune modulators, autism

ASSOCIATE: Robert Leggiadro, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical infectious diseases

ASSOCIATE: George McSherry, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Opportunistic infections; tuberculosis; HIV clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Julie Piwoz, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical infectious diseases

ASSOCIATE: Michelle Burday, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Diagnostic microbiology (bacterial)

ASSOCIATE: Kevin Slavin, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Clinical infectious diseases

ASSOCIATE: Helen Fernandes, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Diagnostic virology

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The program is designed to train pediatricians for careers in academic pediatric infectious diseases with emphasis on developing both their clinical and investigational skills. Fellows receive broad and deep clinical experience through participation in a large consultative infectious diseases service and the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Children, which provides comprehensive medical care to a large cohort of children and adolescents with HIV infection. The clinical experience at University Hospital in Newark is complemented by two months of clinical electives spent at Hackensack University Medical Center , a regional center for pediatric hematology/oncology that affords exposure to patients with malignancies and bone marrow immuno-diagnostics, as well as epidemiology and research methodology. There is opportunity to participate significant activity in HIV-related policy and education. Research training is an essential component of the virology, immunotoxicology, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis, and various epidemiologic projects. Linkages and Preventive Medicine, Adult Infectious Diseases, Emerging Pathogens, and the renowned Public Health Research Institute.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Hackensack University Medical Center

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: Peds/Adolescent: 30; PICU: 11; NICU: 22; Nursery: 50

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-3; depending on positions available

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: MD

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: NO

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: NO

Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify: Public health surveillance

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: We are a IMPACT site which has superceded PACTG

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: NO

Solid organ/transplantation: NO

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: (2002-20 6