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Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health

The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in global pediatric infectious disease clinical care, research and education. With 16 clinical and research faculty, and a dedicated team of clinical and research staff, the division’s focus on global child health reflects the understanding that infectious diseases know no boundaries.

The Center is named after Ryan White, the first child to speak out about HIV infection in the United States. Martin Kleiman, MD, founder of the division, was Ryan’s doctor. The Center’s work continues to builds on an extraordinary legacy from Ryan White, Marty Kleiman, MD, and the Indiana University Dance Marathon to benefit children in Indiana and worldwide.

Mission

The mission of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health is to improve the health of children in Indiana and worldwide through infectious disease clinical care, research and training.

Vision

The center strives to create a world with less infections and healthier children – globally.

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Division Leadership

Division Chief
7418-John, Chandy

Chandy C. John, MD

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics

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Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics: Dr. Chandy John

Hear Dr. Chandy C. John, Director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health, talk about his experiences in global health. Dr. John describes the importance of partnerships and capacity building within global health research.

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health at IU School of Medicine has its own inpatient service, and treats over 600 inpatients and 1800 outpatients every year.
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Research

Research

The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health is nationally recognized for its work in malaria, HIV and COVID-19.
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Training

Training

Training programs of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health include a global health focused pediatric infectious diseases fellowship, and capacity building training programs in Uganda and Kenya.
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