Jason Newland, MD, MEd, FPIDS

Jason NewlandDr. Jason Newland grew up in southwest Oklahoma, and obtained his B.S. in Pre-professional studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1996 and medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2000. He completed pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska/Creighton Medical Centers in 2003 and fellowship in Pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006.

From 2006-2015, he was a Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri where he developed and served as Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Additionally while at Children’s Mercy he was the inaugural Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability.  Starting in 2016, he joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  

His current research spotlights the use of antimicrobials and the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a children’s hospital.  He is a co-founder of the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS) Collaborative for improving antimicrobial use in children that is comprised of over 40 Children’s Hospitals in the United States.

Ericka Hayes, MD

Ericka Hayes, MDDr. Ericka Hayes is an Associate Professor in Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis Children’s Hospital.  A native of Mississippi, Dr. Hayes completed a B.S. in Chemical Engineering as well as her M.D. at Washington University.  She completed her pediatrics residency training at the University of California, San Francisco.  She returned to WU School of Medicine for fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases. In 2005, she joined the Department of Pediatrics as faculty and the Washington University Pediatric HIV program, which she currently serves as medical director.  Dr. Hayes’s past research projects have focused on metabolic complications and drug dosing of HIV medicines in severely malnourished children; implementation and optimization of universal HIV testing programs for adolescents and young adults and sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment in youth. She also serves Saint Louis Children’s Hospital as medical director of Infection Prevention. Dr. Hayes’s other passion is medical education and she is the co-coursemaster of the second year pediatrics course at the School of Medicine and is the co-chair of the pediatric infectious diseases education committee.

Miranda Nelson, PharmD, BCPPS

Miranda Nelson, PharmD, BCPPSDr. Miranda Nelson is the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist and Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinical Pharmacist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Nelson received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Auburn University in 2005 and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  Prior to her current position Dr. Nelson was a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.  Dr. Nelson is active at the national level and has served as a board member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).