The Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) is a recently expanded department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine. We work on a wide range of diseases with special attention on pediatric infectious diseases including pneumonia, diarrhea, dengue and malaria. Our research interests include integration of clinical and environmental epidemiology at international, national and local levels.
Dr. Toizumi gave an oral presentaion titled "STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE INTERACTS WITH RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS AND INCREASES SEVERITY OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AMONG VIETNAMESE CHILDREN" for the 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci & Pneumococcal Diseases.
A paper titled "Viral Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Young Infants Increase the Risk of Respiratory Readmission" led by Dr. Michiko Toizumi was accepted by The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
A paper titled “Air Pollution and Suicide in 10 Cities in Northeast Asia: A Time-Stratified Case-Crossover Analysis” led by Dr. Yoonhee Kim was published by Environmental Health Perspectives. [Full text]
School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will start new Joint PhD program in October 2018.
The Joint PhD students will engage in collaborative research projects between TMGH and LSHTM and will be co-supervised by the faculty members of both schools.
The list of the collaborative research projects for doctoral research is now uploaded on the school website. Applicants who wish to be enrolled are expected to choose one of the projects. The details are available on the following websites. Joint PhD website Application guideline
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is recruiting 2 researchers that will be stationed in Nha Trang, Vietnam to participate in an innovative global health project “Evaluation of PCV schedules in a naïve population in Vietnam” funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [Link]
Dr. Michiko Toizumi gave a lecture on "Clinical Features of Congenital Rubella Syndrome in Vietnam" in an educational seminar for the 21st annual meeting of Japanese Society for Vaccinology held in Fukuoka.
Dr. Toizumi gave an oral presentaion titled "Characteristics Of Patent Ductus Arteriosus In Congenital Rubella Syndrome" for the 13th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research.
Prof. Yoshida gave a lecture on "Pneumonia Etiological Agents in Vietnamese Children" in a simposium "Fight against Pneumonia in Asian Children" for the 13th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research.
Dr. Toizumi has won Publons Peer Review Awards 2017 as one of the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in "General".
A paper titled "Sensory defects and developmental delay among children with congenital rubella syndrome" led by Dr. Michiko Toizumi was published by Scientific Reports.