Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities – November 2018

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH R01 Series – new: February 5 U01 – new: February 5 K Series – new: February 12 R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: February 16 R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: February 25 NIH Due Dates Washington University Internal Competitions – …

Faculty News

Breast milk, formula nurture similarities, differences in gut microbes

Health consequences of differences uncertain by Tamara Bhandar October 29, 2018 Infant formula is designed to mimic human breast milk not only in nutrients but also by nurturing a similar set of microbes in the digestive tract. Such microbes are indispensable in keeping us healthy: They crowd out disease-causing bacteria, influence …

Faculty News

Course teaches medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries

‘You have to think on your feet and out of the box’ by Kristina Sauerwei October 18, 2018 A starved supply closet and a lack of basic necessities such as electricity or running water pose significant health risks to patients at medical clinics in poverty-stricken parts of the world, sometimes even …

Faculty News

New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant

By Neil Schoenherr October 15, 2018 Melissa Jonson-Reid, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School, and her team, including faculty from several disciplines across Washington University in St. Louis and Saint Louis University, have received a five-year, $6,496,050 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) …

Funded Awards

Funded Awards – November 2018

PI Agency Title Fahd Ahmad NIH/R01/Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development and Testing of a Pediatric Cervical Spine … Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg NIH/R01 Enterotoxigenic B. fragilis Acquisition in Disease Sus… Todd Druley Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation/Innovation Award RNA-ECS to quantify rare clonal RNA species at diagnos… Sarah Garwood Missouri Foundation for Health …

Faculty News

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

Children with severely curved spines may be unable to use manganese by Tamara Bhandari October 9, 2018 Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, have no known risk factors. A new …

OFD News

Promotions – October 2018

Ginnie Abarbanell, MD, is appointed as Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology.  Dr. Abarbanell completed her BS at Cornell University and her MD at the University of Washington, Seattle, before serving her residency at Loma Linda University, California, and her fellowship at the University of Michigan Health …

Peds News

State of the Department – October 2018

The Department of Pediatrics State of the Department held on September 7th once again showcased our outstanding Department, thanks to all of our faculty, staff, residents, and students contributions! Below are photos from the event. One highlight was Joan Magruder was honored and will be missed as she starts her …

Peds News

2018 WUSM Employee Seasonal Flu Vaccination Schedule

The mandatory influenza policy is now in effect. Please review the policy and flu shot schedule to help ensure the Washington University School of Medicine protects the safety of our patients, as well as the health of the Medical School community and their families. In order to protect its patients, students and …

Research News

Research News – October 2018

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Chair, Jonathan Green MD, MBA, has left the University to assume a leadership position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We will appoint an interim IRB Executive Chair while we conduct a national search for a new leader for this integral position Click …