Division Highlights - Infectious Disease

The Division of Infectious Disease cares for children with common, complex, or potentially life-threatening infectious diseases and illnesses.

Research interests include international health, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and fungal infections.

2009 Highlights

  • Bruce Klein, MD, became a charter member of the NIH study section on pathogenic eukaryotes, and was named its chairman for 2010-2012. He also received an NIH Challenge Grant and an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act supplement.
  • Bruce Klein, MD, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society.
  • James Conway, MD, received a new five-year grant from Sanofi-Pasteur, as principal investigator collaborating with the Wisconsin Division of Health Service, to study rates of pertussis among children under 59 months of age.
  • James Conway, MD, received the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Special Achievement Award for distinguished service and dedication to immunization projects for the chapter, national AAP and internationally.


Bruce S. Klein, MD

Division Chief
Bruce S. Klein, MD


James H. Conway, MD

Associate Professor

Gregory P. DeMuri, MD

Associate Professor

Ellen R. Wald, MD


Recent Publications

DeMuri GP, Wald ER. Sinusitis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. 2009.

Ewing LJ, Cluss P, Goldstrohm S, Ulrich R, Colborn K, Cipriani L, Wald ER. Translating an evidence-based intervention for pediatric overweight to a primary care setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 May;48(4):397-403. Epub 2009 Jan 21.

Meece JK, Anderson JL, Klein BS, Sullivan TD, Foley SL, Baumgardner DJ, Brummitt CF, Reed KD. Genetic diversity in Blastomyces dermatitidis: implications for PCR detection in clinical and environmental samples. Med Mycol. 2009 Jul 22:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Posfay-Barbe KM, Wald ER. Listeriosis. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Aug;14(4):228-33. Epub 2009 Feb 23. Review.

Shaikh N, Hoberman A, Paradise JL, Wald ER, Switze GE, Kurs-Lasky M, Colborn DK, Kearney DH, Zoffel LM. Development and preliminary evaluation of a parent-reported outcome instrument for clinical trials in acute otitis media. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Jan;28(1):5-8.

Shaikh N, Martin JM, Casey JR, Pichichero ME, Wald ER, Colborn DK, Gerber MA, Kearney DH, Balentine TL, Haralam MA, Hoberman A. Development of a patient-reported outcome measure for children with streptococcal pharyngitis. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct;124(4):e557-63. Epub 2009 Sep 28.

Wald ER, Di Lorenzo C, Cipriani L, Colborn DK, Burgers R, Wald A. Bowel habits and toilet training in a diverse population of children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Mar;48(3):294-8.

Wald ER, Nash D, Eickhoff J. Effectiveness of amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium in the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis in children. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):9-15.

Grant Support

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Conway, James Indiana University Kenya Immunization Training Programme
DeMuri, Gregory American Academy of Pediatrics Madison Area Healthy Kids Initiative
Klein, Bruce DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Molecular Pathogenesis of Blastomycosis
Klein, Bruce University of Cincinnati Defending Against Systemic Mycoses (MRU)
Klein, Bruce DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Mechanisms of Anti-Fungal Vaccine Immunity
Klein, Bruce DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Molecular Pathogenesis of Blastomycosis
Klein, Bruce UWF - Wisconsin Partnership - MERC Wisconsin Infectious Disease Discovery
Klein, Bruce Hartwell Foundation Stemming The Growing Tide of Systemic Fungal Infections In Children
Klein, Bruce Sandler Program For Asthma Research The Chitin Receptor and its Role in Asthma Pathogenesis
Klein, Bruce; Goodrich-Blair, Heidi DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Microbes In Health & Disease - Training Grant
Wald, Ellen Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Prophylactic Antimicrobials In Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux
Wald, Ellen UWF - Baldwin Award Madison & Dane County Encouraging Literacy - Navsaria
Wald, Ellen GlaxoSmithKline Phase III Multinational Clinical Trial
Wald, Ellen GlaxoSmithKline Immunogenecity of MMRV vs ProQuad
Wald, Ellen GlaxoSmithKline Immunogenicity and Safety Study of a Booster Dose of GSK Biologicals MenACWY
Wuethrich, Marcel DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Priming of Antifungal T-Cells At Mucosal and Systemic Sites