Young Investigator Award

The 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.

*Eligibility Note: Considerations to the ‘7 years or less from award date’ timeline can be made for individuals who have taken an extended absence for health or family demands. Please include a brief statement regarding the duration of the absence and nature of the commitment as part of the nomination packet.

Nominations are accepted from current PIDS members. The application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Access the application here 

Past Recipients of the Young Investigator Award

  • 2023: Jill Weatherhead, MD, MSc, PhD
  • 2022: Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH
  • 2021: Kevin Messacar, MD
  • 2020: Anita K. McElroy, MD, PhD
  • 2019: Neil Surana, MD, PhD
  • 2018: James E. Cassat, MD, PhD
  • 2017: Pranita Tamma, MD
  • 2016: Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD
  • 2015: Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
  • 2014: Aaron Milstone, MD, MHS
  • 2013: Saad Omer, MD, PhD
  • 2012: Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI and C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH
  • 2011: Samir Shah, MD, MSCE
  • 2010: Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH
  • 2009: William J. Steinbach, MD
  • 2008: George Y. Liu, MD
  • 2007: John V. Williams, MD
  • 2006: Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD and Daniel Benjamin, MD, MPH, PhD
  • 2005: Hasan S. Jafri, MD
  • 2004: Chandy John, MD
  • 2003: Jesus G. Vallejo, MD
  • 2002: Victor Nizet, MD
  • 2001: Jennifer S. Read, MD, MS, MPH
  • 2000: James E. Crowe, Jr., MD and David B. Haslam, MD
  • 1999: Michael Cappello, MD and Marian G. Michaels, MD
  • 1998: Toni Darville, MD
  • 1997: James P. Nataro, MD, PhD
  • 1996: Joseph St. Geme, III, MD
  • 1995: Betsy Herold, MD
  • 1993: Peter Jay Hotez, MD, PhD
  • 1992: Anne Moscona, MD
  • 1991: Christian C. Patrick, MD
  • 1990: Hal B. Jenson, MD
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