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Message from the Division Chief

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases

The division, established in 1976, has continued to expand its services since its inception. Currently, the division consists of 5 full time faculty, 1 part-time faculty, 5 volunteer faculty, and 12 program and administrative support staff who provide services and activities that enhance the department's mission.

Clinical subspecialty services and consultations in Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases are conducted in both the out-patient and in-patient setting. Inpatient consultations are provided at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) in New Brunswick , New Jersey, as well as at network hospitals Raritan Bay Medical Center and Somerset Medical Center. One of our full-time faculty is based at Jersey Shore University Hospital , one of the University's teaching hospitals. The Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program (RWJAP) has been an integral part of the clinical services of the division. RWJAP, established in 1988, is an excellent model of multidisciplinary family-centered HIV care. The division actively participates in graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, as well as continuing medical education programs in the community. The Division has ongoing research activities, and in the past participated in Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups, sponsored by NICHD/NIH. Some of our research interests include medication and medical care compliance for HIV infected youth, CNS Lyme disease, the incidence of community acquired MRSA, transitioning young adults with chronic illnesses from pediatric to adult care; longitudinal outcomes in HIV infected children; and longitudinal monitoring of development of resistance in HIV-infected youth. The Division continues to participate in and conduct many community service activities. An example of such includes educating young people about HIV/AIDS, offering counseling and HIV Rapid Testing, and participating in community health fairs.

The Division is excited about being part of a growing Children's Medical campus including the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital and the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, and the Children's Specialized Hospital , an in-patient rehabilitation center. Future goals for the division include the development of an Infectious Disease and AIDS Institute to support clinical services and establishment of a transitional research program.