January 2023

Office of Faculty Development

Leadership Development Program 2023

The Office of Faculty Development is offering the 11th Leadership Development Program beginning Feb. 2, 2023. Anyone interested in participating should contact their division director. 

The goals of this program are to enhance successful leadership characteristics and to identify the implications and impact of leadership and communication styles. The Leadership Development Program is seeking faculty who are eager to development and enhance their leadership skills, abilities, and style for their current and future leadership roles. The program is also open to employees in current leadership positions, including nurse managers, clinical directors and research administrators. 

Program topics will include:

  • Clarifying roles
  • WUSM/SLCH relationship
  • Social styles
  • Resiliency and self-care
  • Professionalism
  • Managing change
  • Authentic and courageous communication
  • DE&I cultural competence

The ten sessions program will begin on Feb. 2, 2023, and end in May 2023. The sessions will be held every Thursday via Zoom, with occasional breaks based on speaker availability. The schedule is being finalized and will be provided when available. The sessions include both didactic and practical exercises and are generally one and one-half hour in length and begin at 7:30 a.m.

Using Mentoring and Individual Career Development Plans to Facilitate Career Success

Career Development Seminar

Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD, MS

  • BJC HealthCare Professor and Chair
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Physician-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
3:30-5 p.m.
Moore Auditorium
Washington University 
Medical Center Campus

The seminar Zoom link is available upon request from Aisha Davis at aishaydavis@wustl.edu.

Free and open to all! 

See OFD News

Faculty feature

Arpita Vyas, MD

Arpita Kalla Vyas, MD, was born in India, and at a very young age, her parents relocated to Costa Rica. The schools and community in San Jose, Costa Rica, provided her and her family a sense of belonging. She spent most of her childhood and adolescence there. She completed her medical training at the University of Sheffield in the UK. The moves she made early on across continents allowed for… Read more.

Faculty news

Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, – Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology established with NIH funding

Faculty in the news

Carol Kao, MD – What You Should Know About This RSV Surge

Funded awards

Congratulations to Jeffrey Bednarski, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, Julie Dorfman, Amanda Kolmar, Katie Plax, Gary Silverman and Jeffrey Stokes. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding opportunities

This image has an empty alt attribute

R01 Series – new: Feb. 5
U01 – new: Feb. 5
K Series – new: Feb. 12
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: Feb. 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: Feb. 25

Transdisciplinary Institute in Applied Data Sciences Seed Grant Program. Letters of Intent are due January 13, 2023, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Center of Regenerative Medicine and Women’s Health Engineering Seed Grants. Applications are due January 20, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Digestive Diseases Research Core Center Pilot and Feasibility Awards. Letters of Intent are due January 27, 2023, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Center for Perioperative Mental Health R03 Pilot & Feasibility Awards. Letters of Intent are due February 1, 2023, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Center for Dissemination and Implementation Pilot and Small Grants Program. Letters of Intent are due February 6, 2023, by 5 p.m.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Research. Letters of Intent are due February 16, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.

Big Ideas Grant Competition. Letters of Intent are due March 15, 2023.

For cancer related funding opportunities, please visit the Siteman Cancer Center website.

CRE² Graduate Studio Small Grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

CRE² Innovation Space – Labs/Startups/Ateliers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

ICTS & CRE² Partnership: the Just-in-Time Core Usage Funding Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

ICTS Precision Health Innovation Awards. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For COVID-19 related funding opportunities, please visit the OVCR COVID-19 website.

Education and postdoctoral opportunities

T32 Pediatric Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research Training Grant. Current PhD candidates, and MD, PhD, and MD/PhD postdoctoral appointees should send a CV/biosketch and a brief (less than one page) statement of career goals to jbubeck@wustl.eduklavine@wustl.edu, and toal@wustl.edu by Jan. 6, 2023.

Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine Program. Applications for Spring 2023 are due Jan. 6, 2023.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Data Visualization & Communication. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2023.

Short-Term Research Experience Program to Unlock Potential (STEP-UP). Applications are due Feb. 1, 2023.

TL1 Predoctoral Training Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences. Applications are due Feb. 20, 2023

T32 Transdisciplinary Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease. Applications are due March 1, 2023.

T32 TOP-TIER Postdoctoral Training Program in Translational Imaging Education and Research. Applications are due March 6, 2023.

Bioinformatics Workshop Series. Mondays at 10 a.m. through May 1, 2023.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Position in Perioperative Wellness. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s Health. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Community of Academic Physician-Scientists in Training Seminar Series. The second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. through May 19, 2023.

T32 Skeletal Disorders Training Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Open enrollment for Spring 2023 courses now underway.

Welcome new employees

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees. Meet them on this month’s new employees page!

IT news

The new Department of Pediatrics website is in the final stages and is expected to launch within the next couple of months. This has been a work in progress for many months, and the website team is appreciative of your help and patience during this process. Many Peds’ faculty and staff have had a hand in reviewing the department, division, lab and program websites, and we could not have made it this far without your assistance and dedication. See below for a sneak peek of the new website!

Research news

Jan. 5ICTS mHealth Research Core Seminar
Jan. 11 & 12 – 2023 Researcher Forum
Jan. 11 – Multi-level Adaptive Implementation Strategies Seminar
Jan. 17 – Introduction to R: Data Exploration and Manipulation using R base
Jan. 19 – WashU Network for Dissemination and Implementation Research Meeting
Jan. 19Introduction to REDCap Webinar: Creating Forms and Surveys
Jan. 24 – Introduction to R: Data Visualization using R base
Jan. 24 – #SciComm Seminar: How to Craft a Creative Pitch
Jan. 26 – Introduction to REDCap Webinar: Entering and Exporting Data

Upcoming events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conference
Jan. 6, 2023: 1-2 p.m. – CSRB-NT, Room 801
Case Presentation: Irem Eldem, Pediatric Heme/Onc     
Research Talk: Michelle Gill, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine on Monday before meeting.  If you do not receive email, feel free to email pediatricmolecularmedicine@kids.wustl.edu for link

Jan. 12, 2023Melanie Fields
Jan. 26, 2023Megan Baldridge (Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis)

Peds news

The 2022 Department of Pediatrics holiday party at City Museum was a blast! Kids of all ages visited with Santa and received a fun present. There were balloon twisters, face painters, caricaturists and delicious food. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. Special thanks to Gina Kisner for organizing!