Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Department of Pediatrics offers a Fellow Applicant Travel Scholarship Program for applicants interested in cell and molecular biology and health disparities research.

Fellows in Pediatric Infectious Diseases participate in a 3-year program that provides training to prepare them for successful careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and to assure their qualification for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

For additional details about our fellowship program, please download the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Curriculum, Goals, Objectives, and Policies document.  

Jason Weinberg, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Infectious
Diseases Fellowship Program

Mission and Overview
The goal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program is to provide extensive infectious diseases-oriented research and clinical experiences over a three-year period that prepare pediatricians for certification as infectious diseases physicians.  Fellows spend two to four months each year on the pediatric infectious diseases consultation service at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the remainder of the time working on a research project.

Current Fellows
Elizabeth Lloyd, M.D.

Clinical Training
Under the supervision of Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty members, our trainees -- medical students, pediatric residents, and PID fellows -- care for children with a wide variety of both common and uncommon infections. Many patients served by our hospital are immunosuppressed because of cancer chemotherapy, primary immunodeficiency diseases, HIV infection, immunomodulatory treatment, or immunosuppressions associated with organ transplantation, and develop challenging infections. 

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital also serves pediatric general surgery and subspecialty surgery patients (thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology) with complex surgical problems that often present challenging infectious diseases questions. Our division is closely integrated with the hospital bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology laboratories and the fellows serve rotations in these areas. 

PID fellows participate in weekly clinical conferences within the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division, including case conferences, small group discussion, and teaching sessions. Joint conferences in conjunction with the Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases service provide additional infectious disease teaching opportunities. In addition, our fellows participate in general pediatric conferences such as Grand Rounds, case conferences, and morning report. 

PID fellows follow their patients in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic to facilitate continuity care of patients. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation service usually consists of a supervising faculty member, a fellow, one or two pediatric residents, one or two fourth-year medical students, a clinical pediatric infectious diseases pharmacist, an infectious diseases pharmacy resident, and one or two pharmacy students.

Clinical Experiences:

  • Inpatient pediatric infectious diseases consultation service
  • Outpatient pediatric infectious diseases clinics
  • Clinical bacteriology, mycology, and virology laboratories
  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Clinic for HIV exposed/infected children
  • Transplant infectious diseases rotation
  • Immuno-hematology clinic
  • Infectious diseases grand rounds
  • Clinical immunology conference
  • Pediatric infectious diseases journal club
  • Pediatric infectious diseases clinical conference

 

Fellows Sample Weekly Schedule.pdf

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Research Opportunities

The University of Michigan prides itself on its commitment to research endeavors and offers many resources in the Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Laboratory Animal Medicine, and the School of Public Health that will enrich the fellow's research training.      

Under the direction of a faculty member, a research program is designed for each fellow to meet his/her unique career goals. This program includes extensive time learning investigative and assessment techniques and offers access to courses in statistical methods, study design, and molecular and cell biology.

Fellows are encouraged to write a research grant proposal under the guidance of their research mentor. This process helps develop and solidify the fellow’s scholarly activity project, but salary support and research funding are not contingent upon the grant being successfully funded. The Fellow will actively participate in research conferences and journal clubs sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and the Division of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases, depending on their research interests.

Basic science research opportunities exist both within the division and in numerous labs throughout the Medical School and School of Public Health. 

Associated Research Programs:

Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID)

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Adult Infectious Diseases Research Laboratories

Department of Epidemiology (School of Public Health)

Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit

About C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital:  C.S. Mott moved to a new home in December 2011. The $754 million hospital features a 1.1 million square foot, 348-bed facility that is home to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs. The new hospital features a 12-story inpatient tower and nine-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, an on-site Ronald McDonald House, and private rooms. The hospital also offers a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women.

​To learn more about C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, visit www.mottchildren.org