State University of New York Stony Brook

SUNY at Stony Brook, HSC T11
Stony Brook
NY
11794
USA
Phone: (631) 444-7692
Fax: (631) 444-7292

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Christy, Beneri, DO
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tuberculosis, respiratorial viral illnesses , ticke-borne diseases

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Sharon Nachman, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV; Lyme, pneumococcal disease

ASSOCIATE: Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh
RESEARCH INTEREST: EBV, basic/translational research

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Establishment of Epstein-Barr virus growth-transformed lymphoblastoid cell lines, Interferon-y influences the composition of leukocytic infiltrates in murine lyme carditis

FELLOWS' RESEARCH PROJECSTS:
Delayed death of lymphoblastoid cell lines lytically infected with EBV
Nanoparticles use for treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis
Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Pediatric Surgery: A survey to evaluate adherence to guidelines in General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: This well rounded, University based three-year program will prepare the fellow for a career in either clinical or academic infectious diseases. The fellowship is geared toward clinical research and design; however, fellows may also chose to conduct basic science research. The fellow will undergo stuctured classroom training in biostatistics; protocol development and IRB guidelines. Each fellow is expected to develop their own research project leading to presentation and publication. The clinical training includes two outpatient sessions per week, and inpatient consults in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Hematology/Oncology, Burn Unit, and Pediatric Wards and Emergency Department. The diverse patient population includes HIV, immunocompromised and primary immunodeficiencies, burn and cystic fibrosis patients, among others. In addition, there are rotations in the microbiology lab, infection control, and other offered electives.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 40

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1 Only

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 statistics, clinical research design and implementation.

Program provides diagnostic microbiology training 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
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be described as:

Basic (bench): YES
Molecular: YES
Translational: YES
Epidemiologic: NO
Clinical: YES
International/Public Health: YES
Health Services: NO
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: YES (IMPAACT site)
Other – Please specify: ATN Leadership site

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES
-Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
-Stony Brook Center for Infectious Diseases @ Life Sciences Center

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
-fellow can enroll in Masters program at Stony Brook

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: NO
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: YES/NO Pending

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 60

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 30

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 40

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2007-2011): 1