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Dr. Ibukun Christine Akinboyo is currently a pediatric infectious disease fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She is working on a project to assess Staphylococcus aureus colonization in neonates, specifically, the strain types, patient and nasal microbiome characteristics that might impact colonization. She is honing her interests in surveillance and prevention protocols designed to limit the transmission and prevalence of infections among neonates. This includes understanding factors that affect perinatal transmission of maternal infections to infants such as compliance with vaccination recommendations and access to healthcare. As a board certified pediatrician, she has received a number of grants for international health missions that provide direct exposure to clinical factors impacting neonatal health on a local, national and international scale. She is on a career path that focuses on improved infection prevention protocols and overall treatment outcomes in hospitalized neonates, especially in low resource settings. Contact email address: email@example.com.
Coralee Del Valle Mojica is a pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford, California. After earning his medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, she completed a Masters in Public Health at Universidad de Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health and subsequently her pediatric residency at University of South Florida. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Her research focuses on Adenovirus infection in pediatric solid organ transplantation. Solid organ transplantation (SOT) has provided a survival advantage for children suffering from life threatening diseases that result in organ failure, with almost 50% of recipients being children ≤5 years of age. Transplant recipients are at increased risk of viral complications arising from the immunosuppression needed to prevent rejection of the organ. Her goal is to study the prevalence and outcomes of these infections and to characterize the host and pathogen risk factors, to build an epidemiological profile of low and high risk groups, to create clinical practice guidelines for early identification, management and risk stratification of pediatric SOT patients, as well as cost effective and appropriate resource utilization.