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