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OFD News

New Faculty Orientation

Information will pertain to your career development specific to the department of pediatrics. Please note, this is in addition to the July 9th Pediatric Administration and August 7th Faculty Affairs orientations. You are encouraged to attend all 3 programs as they offer different information. You will receive information about each orientation from the respective group.
Save the Date:
August 23, 2018 from 12-3:30 pm
Box Lunch Provided
Register here.
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Education Skills Program

The Department of Pediatrics’ inaugural Education Skills Program sponsored by Office of Faculty Development was a success. The goals of this program are to enhance our skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring, to create productive education interest groups and to enhance the culture of education within our department. Attendees found the program to be worthwhile as the goals were met, good discussion was generated and much information was immediately applicable to their role as an educator.
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OFD Co-Sponsor’s workshop with Forum for Women in Medicine

Save the Date:
September 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm
Dinner will be served, Location TBD
Mentorship and Coaching for Success Workshop with Eva Aagaard, MD, Professor of Medical Education
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Using WUPS to generate your CEP

WUPS v.3 is a profile system developed by the innovation team in the Pediatric Computing Facility. Initially designed to replace the aging CVitae application, it offers a modular, open architecture to give it flexibility and expandability to meet disparate needs. It is an evolving tool to assist you in generating a CEP in the department of pediatrics’ preferred format.
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Faculty and Fellow Happy Hour at CWE iTap

Thursday August 23, 2018 4-7 pm
16 S. Euclid (Walking distance from campus)
Drinks and appetizers provided
Registration not required
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“The Psychology of Mindset and Resilience”

Faculty Breakfast open to faculty and fellows
Guest Speaker: Tim Bono, PhD, Assistant Dean WUSTL School of Arts & Science
October 12, 2018, 8:00-9:00 am,
SLCH 3rd Floor Auditorium
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Faculty Feature

Jonathan Cooper, Ph.D.

Greatly influenced by Mr. Spock, perhaps it was a logical decision for Jon Cooper to become a scientist. Another great influence was Doctor Who, and although he has (so far) failed to achieve time travel, he has instead worked at several institutions in Europe and the US.
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Faculty News

Stephen C. Pak, Ph.D

Spring 2018: LEAP Inventor Challenge Awards 6 Research Teams
LEAP exists to propel Washington University intellectual property towards commercialization. The competition supports all Washington University faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate student teams. Finalists are selected based on feedback from domain experts. They receive funding to help progress their early stage research from concepts and ideas to viable products and services.
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Allison King, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Physician-scientist focuses on young adults with sickle cell disease
To a young Allison King, Washington University School of Medicine served as one of the best playgrounds in St. Louis. As a preschooler, she hid underneath benches in the renal lab where her mother worked. In grade school, she spent summer days creating red, yellow and blue plastic tube people from a waxy laboratory staple used to seal flasks and other containers.
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F. Sessions Cole, III, M.D.

Critical connections
A new center on the Washington University Medical Campus is transforming health care for women and babies in the region. The Women & Infants Center is housed within two 12-story inpatient towers recently built by BJC HealthCare: the Barnes-Jewish Parkview Tower and a St. Louis Children’s Hospital tower. A skywalk connects the labor and delivery areas in the Parkview Tower with an expanded Level IV newborn intensive care unit (NICU) in Children’s Hospital, drastically reducing the time it takes to transfer critically ill newborns.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Dustin Baldridge, Meghan Chlebowski, Jonathan Cooper, Megan Cooper, Misty Good, Andrea Granados, Mark Manary, Ryan Pitman, Katie Plax, & Joshua Rubin.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • This Washington University Center for Multiple Myeloma Nanotherapy (CMMN) Request for Applications due August 31, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Funding supports investigators with projects that have critical importance in extending the impact of nanotherapeutics for detecting, imaging, or treating cancer
  • SPORE in Leukemia Career Enhancement Award Request for Applications, deadline August 31, 2018. Junior faculty (Instructor or Assistant Professor) without RO1 or equivalent grant or senior post-doctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or MD-PhD) who have a written commitment from their department chair indicating promotion to Instructor or Assistant Professor by the time of the award also will be eligible
  • Call for Applications: K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology, Deadline – August 15, 5:00 p.m. CST
  • 2018 Request for Applications, American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants (ACS-IRG), applications due September 28, 2018.
  • T32 Transdisciplinary Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Training Program – Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center, are seeking applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in health behavior and health disparities research, community-based research, cancer communication, epidemiology or decision sciences
  • Registration is Open for the Fall 2018 LEAP Cycle – Register by August 27th
    Twice per year, the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP) awards funding to those with translational research and inventions with the goal of commercializing the projects

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Welcome New Employees

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees.
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IT News

Outlook Email Change

Beginning July 9, when you compose or reply to an Outlook email and at least one of the recipients is not a part of WashU or BJC, you will see a notification at the top of your email.

CCOW (Caradigm) Retirement

Due to the decommissioning of this software, WashU It will be removing CCOW (Caradigm) from all supported computers and virtual environments.

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Research News

  • NIH Mock Study Section, November 14, from 8am-1pm

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Peds News

Pediatric Student Research Program (PSRP)

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