Developing a Career in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Jessica Snowden, Scott H. James

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This article presents an overview of the Career Development session at the 17th Annual St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference. This annual conference discusses key academic skills, such as grant writing and negotiating for protected time for research and academic endeavors, as well as highlighting the many career options available in infectious disease. This year's session included discussions about basic science, public health, health outcomes research, and private practice pediatric infectious disease careers. The combination of practical career advice, mentoring, and inspiration offered in the career-development track talks at the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference this and every year helps trainees to faculty navigate the path to building a satisfying career in pediatric infectious disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S57-S59
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
StatePublished - Dec 26 2018


  • career development
  • pediatric infectious diseases
  • professional development.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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