Christy Beneri, D.O., Fellowship Program Director,
Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious
With research spanning all around the world, we offer diverse research opportunities that span across the globe. Some of the areas of ongoing clinical research in the division include HIV clinical trials (evaluation of new therapies, opportunistic infection prophylaxis and therapy), clinical trials regarding pharmacokinetic evaluation of new antibiotics, new vaccines for pediatrics including COVID and Lyme vaccines, neglected tropical pathogens and TB, as well as studies on the epidemiology of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne infections. We participate in quality improvement projects regarding antibiotics prophylaxis, prevention of hospital acquired infections and best practices through protocol driven care. We also have many opportunities for translational research as part of a large university with a Center for Infectious Diseases. Our graduating fellows have done translational research in the areas of EBV and Leishmaniasis.
There are outpatient clinics four days a week with a variety of patients and clinical spectrum of diseases such as pre-transplant evaluations, management of latent tuberculosis, bone and joint infections and hospital follow-up visits. We hold regular clinical conferences, board review and research lectures as well as interesting journal clubs. At Stony Brook our learning environment provides a unique training experience offering a challenging fellowship program that will ensure you are successful along your career path.