Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3333 Bumet Avenue, MLC 5019
Cincinnati
OH
45229-3039
USA
Phone: (513) 636 8492
Fax: (513) 636 7598

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR - PROFESSOR: Beverly L Connelly, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Hospital-acquired infections: infection control; vaccine-preventable diseases.

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES - ALBERT SABIN PROFESSOR: Margaret Hostetter, MD  RESEARCH INTEREST: Candida albicans and factors associated with an increased risk for bloodstream infections in immunocompromised hosts.

PROFESSOR: David I Bernstein, MD, MA
RESEARCH INTEREST: Immune response to HSV; evaluation of vaccines and antivirals.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Rebecca C Brady, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Adult and pediatric infections; vaccine trials.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Rhonda Cardin, PhD  RESEARCH INTEREST: Immunological control of CMV infection and latency.

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Dickey, RN, CRNP
RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccine preventable diseases; evaluation of vaccines and antivirals in children and adults; sexually transmitted diseases.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Tibor Farkas, DVM, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular biology of caliciviruses.

PROFESSOR: Robert Frenck, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Evaluating new vaccines in clinical trials of children and adults; tropical medicine; field epidemiology.

INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Hutchinson, RN, MSN, CIC
RESEARCH INTEREST: Hospital infection control.

PROFESSOR: Jason Jiang, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular epidemiology and virology of Norwalk-like viruses; human milk protection of infants from diarrheal diseases.

INSTRUCTOR: Monica McNeal, MS  RESEARCH INTEREST: Rotavirus vaccine evaluation and development; effects of malnutition on oral vaccine effectiveness in developing countries; anti-viral effects of Hyaluronan compounds against rotavirus and influenza viruses; evaluating influenza vaccine.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Joel Mortensen, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Novel diagnostics; bacterial resistance to antimicrobials.

PROFESSOR: Nancy Sawtell, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Moleclular biology of HSV latency.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Elizabeth Schlaudecker, MD, MPH  RESEARCH INTEREST: Global health; influenza; maternal immunization.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Samir Shah, MD, MSCE  RESEARCH INTEREST: Comparative effectiveness of management strategies to diagnose and treat serious, common, childhood infections such as pneumonia and meningitis; improving systems of hospital care with emphasis on measures of quality.

PROFESSOR: Mary Staat, MD, MPH
RESEARCH INTEREST: Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases; immunization verification and TB in international adoptees.

PROFESSOR: Mark Steinhoff, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Development of vaccines for the prevention of childhood pneumonia and septicemia including hemophilus, pneumococcus and influenza.

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Jane Strasser, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Cellular pathobiology; DNA vaccines.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Ming Tan, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Structure and functional relationship of norovirus capsid.


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

A Kilgore, MD. Identifying barriers to rotavirus immunization.

N Vidwan, MD. Chlamydia trachomatis: A study of the burden of disease in pregnant women and maternal transmission to the infant in Vellore, India.

M Linam, MD. Quality improvement initiative sustains improvement in pediatric health care worker hand hygiene.

M Linam, MD. Risk factors associated with surgical site infections after pediatric posterior spinal fusion procedures.

L Stadler, MD A Mezoff, MA Staat. "Hepatitis B screening in internationally adopted children." Accepted to Pediatrics.

L Stadler, MD. "Seroprevalence and risk factor analysis of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in adolescent females. Preliminary analysis from "A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase II study to assess the safety and efficacy of the Cytomegalovirus gB/MF59 vaccine in preventing systemic Cytomegalovirus infection in healthy adolescent females (DMID 04-039)." (MS thesis embargoed until study completion.)

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: We offer a training program for clinicians/scientists interested in pursuing a career in academic biomedical science. Opportunities to pursue MPH as well as master’s degrees in programs such as clinical trials, epidemiology or immunology are available. Clinical training (ABP eligible candidates preferred) is provided through in and outpatient consultation services at a large pediatric center. A child international health program and International Adoption Program offer unique clinical and educational opportunities. Routine conferences with an adult infectious diseases program offer additional educational activities. Other clinical research activities include active hospital and community based epidemiology programs, as well as a large Vaccine Trial Evaluation Unit. Basic science research opportunities are available in molecular virology, viral immunology, and viral pathogenesis. State-of-the-art clinical, basic science research and animal facilities are offered at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: 523

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2

TRAINING FOR MD; MD/MPH, MD/PhD: YES

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: NO

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: NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: NO
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: NO
HIV, Clinical: NO
ACTG Site: NO

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: NO
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
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): NO

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 23

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 20

An additional 35 patients per month are seen in follow-up in the outpatient antibiotic clinic.

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 50

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2004-2008) 5