Office of Faculty Development

Prioritizing Individual and Organizational Wellbeing

April 29, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Faculty Development is delighted to encourage you to participate in a department-wide wellness workshop (flyer), led by our guest speaker: 

Catherine F. Pipas, MD, MPH
Professor, Community & Family Medicine,The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dept. of Medical Education, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

Physician wellness is crucial for a healthy department and is critical for safe, effective, and empathetic patient care and for creative, innovative scholarly pursuits. Pipas led a year-long training program for wellness champions from each of the pediatric divisions, who designed and initiated wellness programs within their divisions. This workshop will provide an overview of many of the topics presented during that year long training, including:

  • The importance of the journey toward wellbeing for health professionals
  • Self reflection utilizing narrative medicine 
  • Evidence based wellness strategies 
  • Frameworks for organizational wellbeing
  • Showcase of divisions’ wellness initiatives

Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program at Washington University School of Medicine – Call for Applications

Letters of Intent and Applications Due: April 22

The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Program provides innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extra professional demands. The DDFRCS provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extra professional challenges.

See OFD News

Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul

Faculty Feature

Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, MD

Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul grew up in Khon Kaen, a town in Northeastern Thailand. She is the youngest of six siblings. Her dad was known in Khon Kaen as a mechanic specializing in fixing trucks and large-size automobiles. For Kitcharoensakkul, her dad is the kindest human being who loves art and music. Her mom is the heart and soul of her family.…. Read more.

Faculty and Staff News

Jason Newland, MD, and Cassandra “Casey” M. Pruitt, MDDepartment of Pediatrics names 2 new vice chairs

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Tarin Bigley, Jane Garbutt, Bryan Sisk, Gregory Storch and George Van Hare. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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

Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. Letters of Intent and applications due April 22, 2022.

SPORE in Leukemia Developmental Research Program. Applications are due May 2, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

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.

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

Education & Postdoctoral Opportunities

NSF CAREER Program: Writing Groups and Mini-Panels. Register by April 6, 2022.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Applications are due April 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

2022 W. M. Keck Postdoctoral Program in Molecular Medicine. Nominations are due May 6, 2022, by 12 p.m.

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research. Applications for Summer are due April 15, 2022, and applications for Fall are due June 15, 2022.

Master of Population Health Sciences Fall 2022 Program. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due June 17, 2022.

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position begins July 1, 2022.

Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Institute. Space permitting, candidates will be accepted on a monthly basis through July 15, 2022.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data. Applications are due August 10, 2022.

PRIDE Program in Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics, and Epidemiology. Space is limited. Apply early.

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.

TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

TL1 Translational Sciences Clinical Fellowship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for a Spring/Summer 2022 start date.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program Postdoctoral Position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Spring 2022 for a summer start date.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

Washington University’s Microsoft 365 accounts are getting an upgrade! The new license will include dial-in numbers for Teams meetings for faculty and staff, enhanced security capabilities and Power BI Pro for faculty and staff via access request process.

  • Dial-in numbers: Faculty and staff will be able to call into Teams meetings via a phone number located in the meeting invitation, instead of using the Teams app on a mobile device or computer.
  • Enhanced security: WashU plans to deploy features from Defender for Office 365, starting with Safe Links, Safe Attachments and Enhanced Edge Filtering. It will be a phased rollout and will include testing.
  • Power BI Pro (data visualization tool): Only faculty and staff who currently have access to Power BI will have access once the upgraded licenses are assigned. There are plans to develop a Power BI information page on and a video on data use practices for Learn@Work.

View the image below for the upgraded licenses rollout plan.

Research News

April 5Research Coordinator Brown Bag Session: the WUSTL REDCap E-Consent Template
April 13 – #SciComm Seminar: Communicating with Policymakers to Maximize Impact
April 20Virtual Seminar: Effective Use of Plain Language to Communicate in Research Settings
April 21NIH Mock Study Section
April 21Pitch Partners: Cancer Research

Upcoming Events

Second Annual Symposium on Pharmacogenomics – April 8, 8-11:30 a.m. For information and registration see Pharmacogenomics.

What You Need To Know Wednesday
Are You Ready for an Audit?
Presented By: Andrea Morris, WUSM Human Research Quality Assurance Program
April 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom link will be sent out via email from Terri DeVault on April 11 and April 13.

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.
May 6, 2022, 1-2 p.m. – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Case Presentation: Dr. Anthony Orvedahl – Peds Infectious Disease
Research Talk: Dr. Debbie Lenschow, Rheumatology

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine every Monday

April 7Anastasia Sacharidou (Univ of Texas SW, Pediatrics, Center for Pulmonary & Vascular Biology)
April 14Philip Payne (Director of the Institute for Informatics)
April 21Rene Roy (Bubeck Wardenburg Lab)/ Jenna Diaz (Iannotti Lab)
April 28 Keith Hruska
May 5Michael Paley (Medicine, Rheumatology)