Menu

Search

Debbie-Ann Shirley

Debbie-Ann Shirley

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician in the UVA Department of Pediatrics and head of the UVA Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease. She specializes in diagnosing and treating infections in children, with a special interest in global health.

Dr. Shirley was born on the island of Jamaica, where she attended medical school at the University of the West Indies, graduating with honors. She completed pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received the 2008 Harry Gordon Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity, given for the highest-ranked work by her residency program.

Dr. Shirley followed with fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, where she received training and gained experience in conducting interventional trials, involving both new vaccine candidates and therapeutics. She supplemented this training by earning a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UVA in 2015, serving as medical director from 2017 to 2020. She now serves as head of the division and remains active in clinical research. She has been part of the COVID-19 response team at UVA and directs the COVID-19 clinic.

Dr. Shirley met her husband, Shannon Moonah, MD, ScM, a UVA physician-scientist while in medical school. In her free time, Dr. Shirley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

The FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11

Oct 31, 2021 23:28 pm UTC| Health

Children under 12 in the United States will soon have one more layer of protection to keep them safe from COVID-19. On Oct. 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

1 

Economy

Nike and G-Dragon collaborate on taekwondo-inspired sneakers

Nike is again collaborating with K-pop icon and rapper G-Dragon for a Taekwondo sneaker called Nike Kwondo1 to be released under the artists streetwear line PEACEMINUSONE. The all-white shoe carries Nikes swoosh logo,...

Bayern Munich asked to end Qatar Airways $22.5 million per year sponsorship deal on human rights grounds

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munichs recent annual general meeting saw 77.8 percent of its club members wanting to end their partnership with Qatar Airways on human rights grounds. They voted in favor of aligning with...

POSCO building hydrogen supply infrastructure in Pohang

POSCO would set up infrastructure for hydrogen supply in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, where its steel mill is located. It would likewise begin transporting steel products through hydrogen vehicles instead of...

S. Korean watchdog assures clothing from recycled plastic bottles is safe

The Korea Consumer Agency concluded that clothes made with recycled plastic bottles generally have no safety concerns. The watchdog based its findings on durability and safety tests of five recycled polyester garments...

Lululemon sued by Peloton over apparel line

Lululemon Athletica has been sued by Peloton as their conflict over the latters new apparel products escalated. The exercise equipment company headquartered in New York, New York, filed the lawsuit this week at the...

Politics

Kamala Harris praises guilty verdict in Ahmaud Arbery murder trial

The verdict for the trial on the murder of Ahmaud Arbery was delivered this week as one of the two monitored trials that recently took place. US Vice President Kamala Harris weighed in on the verdict, praising the jury for...

Donald Trump investigation: New York prosecutors to look into 'pattern of fraud' in probe

Among the number of investigations that twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is at the center of is one regarding his business empire. New York prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether the former president...

Joe Biden nominates Shalanda Young for OMB director

There are still spots in US President Joe Bidens administration that have yet to be filled. In his second attempt to fill in a key role in his White House, Biden nominated Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management...

Nancy Pelosi buying $25 million Florida mansion rumors are false, says real estate agent

Rumors have circulated that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to purchase a $25 million mansion in Florida. A real estate agent debunked the rumors, saying that there is no association between the multimillion-dollar...

Science

S. Korean scientists develop hydrogen fuel engines strong enough to power industrial drones

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials has developed a 5-kilowatt hydrogen fuel engine that is strong enough to power industrial lift drones with a weight of 20 to 30 kilograms. The engine supplies hydrogen fuel...

Japanese researchers develop rice strain that works as oral vaccine against cholera

Researchers primarily from the University of Tokyos Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT) have developed a rice strain packed with a protein that protects against cholera symptoms, including diarrhea. Cholera is mostly...

7-Eleven to test autonomous outdoor delivery robot in Seoul

7-Eleven will begin test-driving Neubie, an autonomous, short-range delivery robot equipped with a camera-based autonomous driving system at a store in Seouls Seocho district. According to the convenience store chain,...

S. Korean scientist discovers plants absorb microplastics

South Korean Yoon Hak-won found that agricultural crops also absorb microplastics, just like in fishery products, which could be harmful to humans. Yoon, a Korea Institute of Toxicology researcher, found microplastics...

Heinz's Mars-inspired ketchup faces Hunt's Uranus edition

Hunts has come up with its Uranus Ketchup in response to Heinz Ketchup Marz Edition, developed to mimic flavors sourced on Mars. The Heinz Ketchup Marz Edition was made of tomatoes grown under controlled soil,...

Technology

Huawei Nova 8 SE gets a 4G-only version in China

Earlier this week, there were rumors that Huawei was gearing up to announce an LTE-only version of the Nova 8 SE. And that quickly became a reality. The company reportedly launched the Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G early Friday...

‘Monster Hunter Rise’ PC will be updated with all Switch content at launch

More console-only games are getting their PC ports recently, and Monster Hunter Rise will follow the same fate in a little over a month. Capcom has also given PC gamers more reasons to look forward to the titles port after...

‘Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection’ might launch without a multiplayer mode

One of the biggest announcements Sony made during an event last September was that the beloved Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy titles are launching on PC and getting a proper PS5 version. But it now appears that...

Xiaomi 12 is rumored to launch on December 12

Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to be the first smartphone maker to announce its flagship phone powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 8-series SoC. And the company is rumored to launch the Xiaomi 12 series in time for Chinas...

‘Genshin Impact’ version 2.4 could officially introduce the Enkanomiya area

The Genshin Impact 2.3 update had just gone live a few days ago, but leaks are already out about the potential additions coming to the game in version 2.4. Aside from anticipated events and characters, sources have...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.