Office of Faculty Development

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New WUSM CV Workshop

 The Executive Faculty has updated the WUSM CV format to include information that Peds has been including on the CEP. We encourage all faculty, but especially those who expect to go up for promotion in the next 12 months, to attend our September workshop. We would also ask all administrative assistants who wish to learn, but especially those who have attended our earlier trainings to attend. We have a WUSM-CV guide that describes what content to place in each WUPS module to generate a document for Appointments and Promotions. We recommend you use this guide as it will answer most of your questions!

September 9 from 12-1 pm in NWT9A
Please register here

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Charting Your Career in Pediatrics and Academic Medicine

A program geared towards new faculty (and 2018 new faculty who did not attend last year’s program) to provide information on the promotion policies and identify critical success factors for prospering in an academic environment.

September 20, 2019, 11:30 am -4:00 pm in MPRB 8101; Lunch will be provided
Please register here

All new faculty should attend so we ask you arrange for coverage of clinical duties for the afternoon.

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Spotlight on Women in Pediatrics and Science (SWIPS)

 Save the Date: October 18 from 9 am -12 pm (in conjunction with Grand Rounds)

The Office of Faculty Development is sponsoring the speaker for Grand Rounds followed by a program with WUSM women Pediatric faculty highlighting their work in diverse fields of science as well as sharing the unique challenges they have faced in their careers in academic medicine.
SWIPS Registration


Women Leading in Medicine & Science Symposium: Forging Ahead

Save the Date
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:30 am – 1 pm in EPNEC Great Room A & B
Conference Agenda
Registration Link


Physical Wellness

Chair Massage: Open to fellows and faculty
Thursday, August 8th from 12-2pm Time Slot Sign-up here.
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September Book Club

Open to faculty and fellows
September 16, 2019 @ 6:30 Bar Italia in the CWE

Book Choice: Between Hope and Fear: A history of vaccines and human immunity by Michael Kinch

To find out more about the book check the description at Left Banks Book Store. If you purchase from them, our book club members, WUSM Kid Docs, receive a 20% discount if purchased after August 16.

Please register to attend at this link.

We hope you can join in! It is a very informal evening and an opportunity to meet others in the department. Feel free to invite other Peds colleagues.

Mayo Well-Being Index

Over 100 faculty have responded to our recent wellness survey, with the mean self-assessed score of burnout hovering around 50 on a scale of 1-100. The OFD is analyzing your answers regarding key factors contributing to work stress, as well as suggestions for ameliorating those factors. We will produce a report shortly. You may still take that survey at this link.

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Happy Hours

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Happy Hours at iTap in the CWE
October 24, January 30 and April 16
4-7 pm; Open to faculty and fellows

OFD Library

A selection of books on wellness, work-life balance, career development and diversity available for short-term loan to faculty and fellows. Also contains web-based books, articles and blogs. Link to list of books available. Contact to check out.

Faculty Feature

Dr. Abby Green

Abby grew up in Iowa City and trained herself to say “soda” instead of “pop” when she moved to Boston for college. As an undergraduate at Tufts University, she enjoyed the northeast (mainly the Boston winters and aggressive driving) so decided to stay close after graduation.
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Faculty News

Anthony Orvedahl, MD, PhD and Gary Silverman, MD, PhD – Genes linked to death from sepsis ID’d in mice

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Aimee Baumann-Dudenhoeffer, Jeffrey Bednarski, Nicole Brossier, Jonathan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Thomas Ferkol, Margaret Ferris, Jane Garbutt, Misty Good, Abby Green, Robert Hayashi, Jennifer Horst, Monica Hulbert, Jeffrey Magee, Mark Manary, Stephen Pak, David Perlmutter, Jessica Pittman, Katie Plax, Kimberly Quayle, Joshua Rubin, Shalini Shenoy, Guatam Singh, Ashley Steed, Gregory Storch, Phillip Tarr, Zachary Vesoulis.
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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: October 25

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Welcome New Employees

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

Register as an open enrollment student to build your skills in a specific area, or learn more about the Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research or Graduate Certificate in Health Behavior Planning and Evaluation. Click here for more information.

The eProtocol module of LAMPS is live! With any new system, there will be a stabilization period as we settle in and get used to the new system. We are committed to easing the transition as much as possible. If you need assistance, please call the IACUC Office at 314-362-3229. Click here for more information