Pediatric Critical Care Global Health Fellowship / by Jonah Attebery

The Washington University in St. Louis and University of Maryland Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are pleased to accept applications for the second year of a new Pediatric Critical Care Global Health Fellowship commencing on July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.  These positions are funded through  a 7-year award from NIH/NIAID “Treating Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria” (R01 AI126610-01, PI: Dr. Terrie Taylor, MSU); one position at each institution has been created at the Faculty Instructor level for candidates that have completed fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  A certificate of completion will be conferred at the end of this 1 year fellowship, with potential to extend to a second year.

Highlights of the program include:

1.    4-6 months in Malawi in a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre.  This will include full time participation in the sponsoring R01 study.

2.    Optional 1 month PICU attending at either St. Louis Children’s Hospital or University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (at the discretion of the fellow and program leadership).

3.    Formal Global Health didactics include: instruction on disease process, epidemiology, research methods, ethics, health policy, resource allocation, current issues in global child health, health care rationing, responding to humanitarian emergencies/disasters, implementation science utilization in the developing world, and in-depth disease understanding of Malaria, Ebola, Leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease, dysentery, and related-conditions.

4.    2-3 weeks of Cardiac ICU mission support in Latin America via Heart Care International, Inc.

5.    Formalized Independent Scholarly Project.

All travel and living expenses in Malawi are provided through the program. Fellows will be allocated to either Washington University in St. Louis or University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2018. 

All interested fellow applicants should send his/her CV, three references, and a cover letter of interest in global health to fellowship leadership:   Kenneth Remy, MD, MHSc. (Fellowship Director; WUSTL-kremy@wustl.edu), and Adrian Holloway, MD (Fellowship Director; UMD-aholloway@peds.umaryland.edu).