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Impact Stories

A dynamic team of physicians, researchers, patients, and patient advocates work together in the Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium to advance rare diseases research. This page collects feature articles highlighting both the work of CPIC and the people behind that work.

Neonatal Enterovirus and Human Parechovirus Viral Sepsis Over Time: What We’re Learning from a Natural History Study

November 21, 2023

Patient Advocate Spotlight: Kristen Hutchinson Spytek Accelerates Awareness and Research in Congenital Cytomegalovirus

October 18, 2022

Kristen Hutchinson Spytek is the president and co-founder of the National CMV Foundation, a patient advocacy group that aims to prevent pregnancy…

Senior Researcher Spotlight: David Kimberlin Improves Outcomes for Children with Pediatric Infectious Diseases

October 14, 2022

David Kimberlin, MD, is vice chair for Clinical and Translational Research and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the…

Consortium Spotlight: Advancing Discoveries in Congenital and Perinatal Infections

October 11, 2022

The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) is a group of scientists, clinicians, stakeholders, and patient advocates focused on rare…

Consortium Spotlight: New Consortium Targets Congenital and Perinatal Infections

January 26, 2021

The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) brings together a coalition of 29 academic medical centers that have a longstanding history…