Our sessions with subject matter expert Marsha Cannon continue with the purpose to review updates on Workday and as a sounding board with time for Q&A around topics impacting your work. Upcoming meeting times are below. Please reach out to Olivia Johns on Microsoft Teams or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. These continue to be recorded along with notes for future reference here in Box.
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All new (in the last academic year) faculty in Pediatrics are encouraged to attend the Office of Faculty Development’s Charting Your Career in Pediatrics program (new faculty orientation) Sept. 10, 2021 from 1-5:15 p.m. via Zoom. Please note, this program was originally planned as an in-person program and has since been moved to virtual only. The Zoom meeting can be accessed here: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/97505948418?pwd=RDQ3N2VadW1pRWsvbVVjMG5NWERiQT09
Please RSVP here to receive important information regarding the program.
The WUSM New Faculty Connections (Orientation) program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This program will be held in the main Auditorium of the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC). A grab and go lunch will be provided at the end of the program. Therefore, registration is required.
New Faculty Connections is for newly hired or appointed (within the last academic year) faculty members of all ranks including instructors, assistant, associate and full professors. The goals of New Faculty Orientation are to help new faculty members feel more connected with the School and University and facilitate their transitions to enhance career productivity and satisfaction. Please be advised that participation in the WUSM Orientation Program for New Faculty is required of all faculty members with new appointments in the past 12 months.
The goals of this program are to enhance skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring opportunities, to create productive education interest groups, and to enhance the culture of education within our department. This series includes 10 sessions starting January 7 on Fridays, from 12:00-1:30; full schedule is pending. The program will be presented virtually via Zoom. If you are interested or would like to recommend someone, please email email@example.com.
Rachel C. Orscheln, MD, and Jason Newland, MD, MEd from the Division of Pediatric Infections Diseases presented an update on SARS-CoV-2 as we enter the school year. The full presentation can be viewed by WUSM community members here: https://wustl.box.com/s/8muk12btjq2xjn1ybbk8mh7jtv3cdmd0
The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) at Washington University in St. Louis has been developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDRCS provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, as well as resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges. For more information, please visit the DDFRCS site. Please contact Jennifer Mosher with any questions.
The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Program provides innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDFRCS provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges.
Application and additional information can be found at crtc.wustl.edu/dorisduke.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Fraser, MD
Director of DDFRCS
Bess Marshall, MD
Co-Director of DDFRCS
Deborah Rubin, MD, AGAF
Co-Director of DDFRCS
*Funding from this program may not be used for animal research.
The Office of Faculty Develop tries to highlight faculty in Pediatrics who have been promoted or appointed to a new rank. During the last two years, that priority has fallen to the wayside as we have all adjusted and transitioned during the global pandemic. In each newsletter moving forward, we will highlight all the faculty who were promoted or appointed over since 2020.
Sam Julian, MD, is promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics on the Clinical Track in the Division of Newborn Medicine. Julian received his MD from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas before coming to St. Louis Children’s Hospital where he completed his pediatric residency, chief residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship. Julian is Assistant Medical Director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital NICU where he is involved in multiple initiatives to improve patient care and quality and safety, including efforts to reduce CLABSIs and other preventable harms. Additionally, he serves as Director of the NICU Outreach program, providing feedback, lectures and communication to referring nurseries and NICUs.
Christopher McPherson, MD, is promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics on the clinic track. McPherson has given over 80 regional, national and international lectures in neonatal pharmacotherapy, focusing primarily on analgesia and sedation. He has given symposia at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting three times. With over 71 publications in neonatal pharmacotherapy, he has collaborated with trainees as first author for more than ten publications. He has had the opportunity to contribute to the graduation work product of four neonatology fellows. He provided contributions to several national guidelines, including the recent Key Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) list. McPherson is the original member of and now has more than ten years of service on the Neonatal Editorial Advisory Panel for Lexicomp — an internationally utilized tertiary drug reference.
Andrew B. Janowski, MD, is promoted to Assistant Professor of Pediatrics on the Investigator track in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Janowski earned his BS and MD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and came to St Louis for his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. During his fellowship, he received the Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award from the Department of Pediatrics in 2015 and was a NIH loan-repayment recipient. He joined the faculty in 2018 and has been supported by a career development award (K08) through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is currently completing a Master’s degree in scientific and clinical investigation through the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University and was awarded the CRTC Outstanding Citizenship Award for 2021. His research focuses on the discovery of novel viruses and characterization of the diseases they cause in humans. He previously discovered a novel group of viruses named “Statoviruses” and is currently studying the biology of astrovirus VA1, a recently discovered cause of encephalitis in humans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Janowski has also contributed to COVID-19 research and has conducted numerous interviews with local and national media, including National Public Radio, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Mohamed Abdelbaki, MD, was born and raised in Egypt — a country which he loves dearly and still visits every year with his family. He came to the U.S. in 2006 to start a residency in general pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant, then another fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology…. Read more.
Noor Riaz, MD – Loeb Teaching Fellow announced
Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD and Jason Newland, MD – COVID-19 transmission at school rare for children with disabilities
July 2021 – Congratulations to Mohamed Abdelbaki, Amy Armstrong, Paul Hruz, Allison King, Caroline Lee and Shalini Shenoy.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
R01 Series – new: Oct. 5
U01 – new: Oct. 5
K Series – new: Oct. 12
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: Oct. 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: Oct. 25
K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology. Applications due Sept. 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. (CST).
Psychiatry K12 Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology. Applications due Sept. 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. (CST).
SPORE in Leukemia Career Enhancement Program. Applications due Sept. 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. (CST).
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant 2021. Applications due Sept. 24, 2021 by 4 p.m. (CST).
WashU Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Pilot and Methods Studies. Letter of intent submission due Sept. 27, 2021 by 5 p.m. (CST).
Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program. Letters of intent and applications due Oct. 1, 2021.
2022 Dean’s Scholars Program. Applications due Oct. 20, 2021.
Grant Funding for Research in Transplantation. Applications due Nov. 1, 2021 by 8 a.m. (CST).
For COVID-19 related funding opportunities, please visit the OVCR COVID-19 website.
TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Winter NIH Mock Study Section – LOIs due Sept. 7, 2021. All investigators preparing an NIH application for R, K, and F series are encouraged to submit.
The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees. Read more.
The Pediatric Computing Facility (PCF) is spearheading a school supplies drive to help give students the tools they need to learn!
Students in area schools need (Amazon Wishlist):
Bring supplies or cash donations to Scott Rich in MPRB 01109 or make a Venmo donation with the information to the right.
Contact Scott Rich with questions.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Adjusted Approach and Timing to Transition eRA Commons Accounts to Use Two-Factor Authentication (see eRA Commons).
The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.
Oct. 1, 2021: 1-2 p.m. – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Case Presentation: Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD, Rheumatology
Research Talk: Haina Shin, PhD, Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine every Monday
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|9/30/2021||Stuart Tomko (Pediatric Neurology)|