Universtiy of Texas - Houston Health Science Center

6431 Fannin, MSB 6.132a
Housto
TX
77030
USA
Phone: (713) 500-5714
Fax: (713) 500-5688

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Gloria P. Heresi, MD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: HIV

TRAINING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR: Susan H. Wootton, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection Control

HIV ASSOCIATE: James R Murphy, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV; immunology of enteric diseases

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS' PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Lactoferrin disruption of bacterial type III secretion systems.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The objective of this program is to prepare the physician for a career in academic pediatric infectious diseases. Clinical training (12 months) is spread over three years of fellowship. This training includes experience with complications of common infections in normal hosts, as well as the range of infections seen in compromised hosts including those with malignancy, bone marrow transplantation, liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, and AIDS. Research is primarily laboratory-based, although clinical/epidemiologic studies are also in progress.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD: MD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other J1

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES/NO yes

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory: YES/NO yes
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO yes
Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO yes
Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures: YES/NO yes
Hands on experience: YES/NO yes
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO yes

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES/NO yes
Epidemiology and statistics: YES/NO yes
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES/NO yes
Immunizations/Public health: YES/NO yes
Mycology/fungal infections: YES/NO yes
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES/NO yes
Virology/viral diseases: YES/NO yes
Antimicrobial agents: YES/NO yes
Other – Please specify:

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

Basic (bench): YES/NO yes
Molecular: YES/NO yes
Translational: YES/NO yes
Epidemiologic: YES/NO yes
Clinical: YES/NO yes
International/Public Health: YES/NO yes
Health Services: YES/NO yes
HIV, Basic: YES/NO yes
HIV, Clinical: YES/NO yes
ACTG Site: YES/NO yes

Other – Please specify:

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES/NO 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/NO

Other – Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO yes

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

HIV: YES/NO yes
Bone marrow transplantation: YES/NO yes
Solid organ/transplantation: YES/NO yes
Travelers/adoptees: YES/NO yes
Adults: YES/NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES/NO 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/NO yes

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: YES/NO no

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

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 10

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 32

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 30

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007) 2