State University of New York Upstate Medical University

UH 5400, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse
NY
13210
USA
Phone: (315) 464-7588
Fax: (315) 464-7564

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Leonard B Weiner, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory tract infections; pathogenesis, host response and epidemiology; clinical virology; HIV, clinical trials, vaccine trials

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS

  • Joseph B Domachowske, MD
    Research Interest: Molecular pathophysiology of viral respiratory tract Infections; cytokine response and mechanisms of lung injury, Global Health Initiative.
  • Manika Suryadevara, MD
    Research Interest: Clinical trials, vaccine trials, pediatric Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Jana Shaw, MD
    Research Interest: clinical epidemiology, public health, vaccine research

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

  • Affluence as a predictor of vaccine refusal and underimmunization in California private kindergartens. McNutt LA, Desemone C, DeNicola E, El Chebib H, Nadeau JA, Bednarczyk RA, Shaw J. Vaccine. 2016 Mar 29;34(14):1733-8.
  • Neutrophil activation in infants hospitalized with severe respiratory viral infections. El Chebib H, Bonville CA, Domachowske J, & Suryadevara M. Poster presented at 2016 ID Week, New Orleans, LA.
  • Influence of Religious Affiliation and School Tuition on School Immunization Exemptions in California. Shaw J, DeNicola E, El Chebib H, Mehta M, Bednarczyk RA, Nadeau JA, Desemone C. Poster presented at 2015 Eastern SPR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Funding was received from The Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:

The three-year specialty fellowship program is designed to prepare pediatricians for a career in academic pediatric infectious diseases with a focus on clinical care and research. Usually, one new fellow is accommodated annually for primary teaching and clinical training based at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The first year is dedicated to clinical training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to clinical training, the second and third years focus upon research training in clinical, translational or basic sciences. The development of teaching skills is emphasized, with fellows being given opportunities to develop educational portfolios and didactic skills. Fellows are expected to present their research data at local and national/international meetings and to publish one or two manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Investigative and clinical skills acquired during our training program distinguish our fellows as highly competitive for research funding and outstanding in clinical competence.


AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Crouse Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 75 Pediatric beds; 55 NICU beds

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: all

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

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: 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: NO
Solid organ/transplantation: NO
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: NO
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: 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: 45

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 80

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 65

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 1