About

The PIDS Foundation

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Foundation supports scientific and educational activities directed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections in children. The Foundation provides the resources for medical studies in basic sciences, translational medicine, and clinical trials to generate new knowledge regarding infections and for its dissemination to physicians, scientists, epidemiologists, and allied health care professionals through educational activities for Society members and students at all levels.

By supporting the Foundation, leaders in philanthropy, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sciences, academia, and the medical community will advance our understanding of infections and their impact on children. This will create new ways to prevent infections, to diagnose infections, and to treat children worldwide with infectious diseases. These goals are synonymous with the humanitarian missions of many professional, commercial, and government organizations and place these institutions at the forefront of new initiatives in pediatric infectious disease research.

Board of Trustees

Of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) Foundation
Chair
Paul Spearman, MD, FPIDS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Vice Chair
C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
SECRETARY/TREASURER
Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Members at Large

Board of Trustees
Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FPIDS
(2016-2020)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Jason Newland, MD, MEd, FPIDS
(2017-2021)
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Debra Palazzi, MD, MEd, FPIDS
(2017-2021)
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Kristina A. Bryant, MD, FPIDS
(2019-2022)
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, FPIDS
(2018-2022)
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, IL
Adam J. Ratner, MD, MPH, FPIDS
(2018-2022)
New York University
New York, NY
Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH
(2019-2023)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Adam Hersh, MD, PhD
(2019-2023)
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH
(2019-2023)
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO
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