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The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is comprised of faculty with expertise in basic, translational and clinical research.
The focus of basic research in the division is on the immunity and pathogenesis of pulmonary infections such as M. tuberculosis and human metapneumovirus. Translational research studies include the treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) and neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, epidemiology of lyme disease, epidemiology of respiratory viruses, multi-drug resistant bacteria, treatment of acute otitis media, pathogenesis and treatment of urinary tract infections and infections in organ transplant recipients.
Clinical studies are conducted through the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Unit (CRU) and include studies that are regional, national and international in scope. The CRU itself has evolved considerably since its earliest days as the Pittsburgh Vaccine Center and is current involved in investigator-initiated studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention as well as several pharmaceutical sponsored studies.
Current clinical studies by the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases involve research related to influenza vaccine efficacy, congenital CMV and neonatal HSV, invasive pneumococcal infections, and multi-drug resistant pathogens to name just a few.
Acute Rheumatic Fever in Allegheny County: Incidence and GABHS M-Types
A Study to Assess the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Anidulafungin When Used to Treat Children with Invasive Candidiasis, Including Candidemia
A Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin Versus Amphotericin B Deoxycholate for the Treatment of Neonatal Candidiasis
Study to Determine the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of Fidaxomicin Oral Suspension or Tablets in Pediatric Subjects with Clostridium Difficile-associated Diarrhea (CDAD)
Treatment of Immunocompromised Patients with Conventional and High Dose Oseltamivir
Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Intravenous Zanamivir in the Treatment of Hospitalized Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Subjects with Confirmed Influenza Infection
Voriconazole as Therapy for Treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis and Molds
A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of Ceftaroline Versus Comparator in Pediatric Subjects With Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
A Safety and Tolerability Study of Doripenem Compared With Cefepime in Hospitalized Children With Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
Carolyn Coyne, PhD
Timothy Hand, PhD
Krishnan Raghunathan, PhD
Laurie Silva, PhD
Gwen Taylor, PhD
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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