William J. Steinbach, MD

Director

Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Steinbach is a Professor of Pediatrics and a Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Duke University. He is the fungal editor of several editions of the American Academy of Pediatrics Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy and is currently on the AAP Red Book Committee of Infectious Disease. He is also a co-editor of Feigin & Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and of the American Society for Microbiology textbook, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillosis. He is the co-founder and continuing co-chair of the Advances Against Aspergillosis international meetings. He currently serves on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Board of Directors. Dr. Steinbach’s translational laboratory focuses on fungal molecular pathogenesis and antifungal development and testing. 

Theoklis E. Zaoutis, MD, MSCE

Co-Director

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Zaoutis is the Werner and Gertrude Henle Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Vice Chair of Infectious Diseases Research for the Children’s Oncology Group, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is currently on the Red Book Committee of Infectious Disease. Dr. Zaoutis is the Principal Investigator of the currently active and largest pediatric randomized trial to compare an echinocandin to fluconazole as prophylaxis in children with leukemia. 

Brian T. Fisher, DO, MSCE, MPH

Co-Director

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Fisher is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair and committee member of two Children’s Oncology Group randomized trials comparing prophylactic antifungal agents. He is also the Principal Investigator of a prospective observational study evaluating the utility of serial measurements of (1,3)-beta-D-glucan and galactomannan for identification of invasive fungal infections in children with acute myeloid leukemia.

Emmanuel Roilides, MD, PhD

Aristotle University School of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Roilides is Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Aristotle University.  He founded the Research Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in the Third Department of Paediatrics at Aristotle University and is currently Associate Editor for Clinical Microbiology and Infection. He has been Secretary General of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology, is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has coordinated a European Commission–funded multinational research network and several Hellenic Ministry–funded research networks.

Andreas Groll, MD
University Children’s Hospital, Muenster, Germany

Dr. Groll is Professor of Paediatrics, Head of the Infectious Disease Research Program and Deputy Director of the Department of Haematology/Oncology at the University Children’s Hospital in Muenster, Germany. Dr. Groll is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric haematology/oncology, and infectious diseases. His major research interests include infectious diseases, infectious complications in the immunocompromised host, particularly invasive fungal infections, and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial agents, as well as the design and conduct of clinical research studies.

Jhoanna Zaida Aquino

Duke University, Durham, NC

Jhoanna is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the International Pediatric Fungal Network. She has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. Prior to working for IPFN, she worked as clinical research coordinator in anesthesiology. As a licensed and certified Medical Technologist, she has also worked mainly in clinical microbiology laboratory.

 

Allison Fullenkamp, MS

Duke University, Durham, NC

Allison is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the International Pediatric Fungal Network. She has a Master of Science in Human Genetics from University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to working with the IPFN, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in radiation oncology, a clinical research assistant in hepatology as well as conducting graduate research in a cancer biology lab. 

 

Laura Anatale-Tardiff, MPH

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Laura Anatale-Tardiff is a Research Associate for the International Pediatric Fungal Network. Laura has an MPH from Boston University, a BA from Rutgers, and has completed doctoral level coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology at Boston University. Prior to working at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Laura managed the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) at the Channing Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. GUTS is a longitudinal study of 26,000 offspring of women in the Nurses' Health Study.

Dale Purdy

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Dale Purdy is a Clinical Research Assistant for the International Pediatric Fungal Network.  He received his Bachelor's of Science from the University of Notre Dame as a Pre-medical major in the spring of 2015, and recently completed the Premedical Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to doing research for the IPFN, Dale was a Clinical Research Assistant in the Emergency Dept. of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

International Pediatric Fungal Network, Box 3499, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710. USA.   Tel: 919-668-4847 Email: PFNContracts@duke.edu

The IPFN Leadership team is comprised of faculty and staff from leading research institutions around the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Lubinski, MS

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Lucy Lubinski is a Clinical Research Assistant for the International Pediatric Fungal Network. Lucy received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Chatham College in Pittsburgh and her Master of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Lucy is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Lucy has a diverse background in research, having worked at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania (2013-2015), in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC (2011-2013), and in the Behavioral Medicine Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh (2007-2011). 

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