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
Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Vice Chair
Debra Palazzi, MD, MEd, FPIDS
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Members at Large

Board of Trustees
Monica Ardura, DO, MSc, FPIDS
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC
Guliz Erdem, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD
McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health
Houston, TX
Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA
Asuncion Mejias, MD, MSc, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN
Elijah Paintsil, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
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