Office of Faculty Development

Grand Rounds: Prioritizing Individual and Organizational Wellbeing

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 @ 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
In person workshop to follow Grand Rounds
Location: SLCH third floor auditorium

The Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Faculty Development is delighted to encourage you to attend Grand Rounds and wellness workshop on Aug. 19 with 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. This workshop will cover:

  • 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

Workshop agenda:
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Wellbeing Workshop
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Break/Brown Bag Lunch
1–4 p.m. Wellbeing Workshop continued


Contact the Office of Faculty Development with questions
Megan Shaffer,

Charting Your Career in Pediatrics

New Faculty Orientation

Date: Sept. 8, 2022
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Location: Farrell Learning & Teaching Center 301

All new faculty are encouraged to attend the Office of Faculty Development’s New Faculty Orientation. The program will cover topics including:

  • Promotion
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Library services
  • Children’s Direct
  • AWN
  • Physician services
  • Diversity training
  • Faculty development resources


See OFD News

Faculty Feature

Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD

Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD, was born in Arizona but grew up in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bigley’s dad was an elementary school teacher, and his mom worked in childcare and retail. Growing up, when he wasn’t in school, he was playing sports, hanging out with friends roaming around town and even had a brief stint playing guitar in a punk band…. Read more.

Faculty in the News

Jason Newland, MD, MEd – Low demand for young kids’ Covid vaccines is alarming doctors

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Mohamed Abdelbaki, David Bark, Jeffrey Bednarski, Tarin Bigley, Steven Brennan, Nicole Brossier, Angela Brown, Jonathan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Laura Duckworth, Margaret Ferris, Sarah Garwood, Andrew Glatz, Robert Hayashi, Lori Holtz, Amjad Horani, Monica Hulbert, David Hunstad, Carol Kao, Fuhai Li, Jeffrey Magee, Katie Plax, Robert Potter, Daniel Rosenbluth, Ronald Rubenstein, Rebecca Same, Ellen Schill, Gary Silverman, Stephen Stone, Zachary Vesoulis, Barbara Warner, Neil White and David Wilson. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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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

McDonnell International Scholars Academy Global Incubator Seed Grants. Proposals are due Aug. 15, 2022, by 12 p.m. (CST).

Winter NIH Mock Study Section. Letters of Intent are due Aug. 24, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

KL2 Career Development Awards Program. Applications are due Sept. 1, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Siteman Investment Program Research Development Awards. Statements of Intent are due Sept. 1, 2022, by 4 p.m. (CST).

Divided City Faculty Collaborative Grants. Applications due Sept. 7, 2022.

Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

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.

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

Education & Postdoctoral Opportunities

Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine Program. Applications are due Aug. 7, 2022.

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

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research. Register for fall courses by Aug. 25, 2022. Applications for the Workforce Development Scholarship are encouraged by Aug. 1, 2022, but will be accepted through Aug. 25, 2022.

Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series – Fall 2022 Schedule. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. starting Aug. 31, 2022, through Dec. 7, 2022.

NSF GRFP Fellowship Writing Workshop Series. Completion of Parts 1, 2 and an upload of your project summary into Learn@Work are due Sept. 5, 2022, in order to receive an invite to Part 3.

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2022.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Open Enrollment for Fall 2022 courses now underway.

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.

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

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

SharePoint migration update

The first of three Central Admin environments have been migrated to SharePoint online. The rest will be moved over in the next couple of months. All clinical divisions that had a presence in SharePoint have been moved to Teams. Additional clinical divisions can be added as necessary.

Annual School Supply Drive!

The Department of Pediatrics is hosting its annual School Supply Drive from Aug. 1 to Sept. 2!

Contact: Scott Rich (

Book bags, paper (wide and college rule), notebooks (composition, 3/5 subject), binders & three-ring folders, washable markers, pencils & erasers, colored pencils, pens, highlighters, glue sticks, sticky notes, wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer, college dorm basics

Bring supplies or cash donations to Scott Rich in MPRB 01109. Donations can be made virtually through Venmo or Amazon.

View the flyer

Research News

Aug. 4Introduction to R – Virtual Workshop: Bioconductor
Aug. 18REDCap Workshop: Formatting a REDCap E-Consent Survey to Match the Informed Consent Document
Aug. 25 – REDCap Workshop: Modifying a REDCap E-Consent Survey