Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper by a Junior Investigator

The PIDS Foundation offers an award in memory of Dr. Caroline B. Hall to celebrate her contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through innovative clinical research. With a facility for language and a love of writing, Dr. Hall shared her research results and perspectives in many highly regarded published papers spanning forty years. Through these studies, she set the standard for clinical and translational research of pediatric infectious diseases, and will evermore serve as an inspiration to pediatricians and researchers across the globe.

The award will be presented annually by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to a junior investigator who is the first author of a paper that best illustrates Dr. Caroline B. Hall’s innovative approach to clinical research. Final selection of the award’s recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Reception during IDWeek. Click here for more information.

The Pichichero Family Foundation for Vaccine Development Research Award

The Pichichero Family Foundation and the PIDS Foundation seek to encourage increased innovative and significant research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children. To that end, applications for two-year grants are available for PIDS members at any level in their professional career and all members of PIDS are encouraged to apply. With federal support often leaving many worthy projects unfunded in pediatric infectious diseases, these grants will support projects similar to a K award for young investigators or R03 awards for investigators in mid or mature career with a budget of $50,000 per year for a total of $100,000 that includes an 8% allocation to indirect overhead costs for the awardee's institution. Clinical, translational and basic research projects will be responsive to the request for proposals. Proposals involving pathogenesis of infections that have a clear tie to vaccine immunobiology will be considered. Physician scientists will be given priority in the scoring of proposals but exceptional proposals from any member of PIDS will be considered. Click here for more details.

Young Investigator Award

The PIDS Young Investigator Award is presented to a physician who has completed pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training seven years or less from the award date and whose independent and productive research during and after fellowship represents outstanding contributions in pediatric infectious diseases. For more information, click here