Rebecca Same, MD

Rebecca Same, MDDr. Rebecca Same grew up in Massachusetts and obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 2007 before joining the Peace Corps as a health extension agent in Madagascar from 2007 to 2009. She then received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2014. She completed her residency in pediatrics in 2017 and her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases in 2020, also at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In 2020, she joined the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and became the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include identifying optimal antimicrobial durations for common infections in children, antibiotic-associated adverse events, and quality improvement.  

Christine Hanks, PharmD, BCIDP

Christine Hanks, PharmD, BCIDPDr. Christine Hanks is an infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She grew up in the St. Louis area and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2016. Subsequently, Dr. Hanks completed a first-year pharmacy practice residency and second-year pharmacy residency specialized in infectious diseases at West Virginia University Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Prior to her current position, Dr. Hanks served as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Cancer Hospital. She enjoys being involved in pharmacy and infectious diseases organizations, and just a few of her interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antifungal and antiviral pharmacology, and immunocompromised infectious diseases. 

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.