Faculty Features

Faculty Feature: Margaret Lozovatsky, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Dr. Margaret Lozovatsky was born in Minsk, Belarus to a teacher and an engineer. At the age of nine, she immigrated to the United States along with her parents and younger sister. The family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spent …

Peds News

Peds News – February 2018

New campus name, wayfinding signs coming soon Click here for more information Phase 1 began Jan. 26th in the first floor lobby area and is expected to be completed by Feb. 3rd. This link shows the phases of the project and dates Click here for more information

Research News

Research News – February 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recorded their Fall 2017 Grants Conference. The webcasts are available via the NSF Resource Center website Click here for more information Effective immediately, the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) SWAT! Medical Campus Office Hours will be held on Fridays from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Mid …

New Employees

Welcome New Faculty & Staff – February 2018

FACULTY Name Title Division Shawn Robert Reathaford Instructor Hospitalist Medicine Sharon D Vermont Instructor Endocrinology & Diabetes STAFF Name Title Division Vaishali Basu Postdoc Research Associate Nephrology Arielle L Homayouni DBBS Graduate Research Asst Newborn Medicine Laura Krapf Coder Certified Central Admin Milda Mickute Medical Assistant III Ambulatory Care Justin …

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities – February 2018

National Institutes of Health R01 Series – new: February 5 U01 – new: February 5 K Series – new: February 12 R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: February 16 R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: February 25 NIH Due Dates Washington University Internal Competitions – …

Funded Awards

Funded Awards – February 2018

PI Agency Title Arbeláez, Ana María CDI/II Effects of Childhood Malnutrition on Brain Development Cooper, Megan Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation / Senior Research Award In vivo Model of STAT3-GOF Induced Enteropathy Cooper, Megan CDI/II Investigation of Mechanisms of Pediatric Immune Dysreg… Halabi, Carmen CIMED Characterization of Vascular Abnormalities in Cantu …

Faculty News

Name and Characteristics of National Institutes of Health R01-Funded Pediatric Physician-Scientists

Hope and Challenges for the Vanishing Pediatric Physician-Scientists Physician-scientists in general, and pediatric physician-scientists in particular, are vanishing.1– 3 Rates of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards to pediatric departments have declined from 23.8% to 16.8% during the past 10 years.4 Being granted an NIH independent investigator award (R01) is not only a …

Faculty News

Pediatric physician-scientists struggle for funding

Potential implications for research discoveries by Kristina Sauerwein • January 16, 2018 For young physician-scientists, obtaining research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can be a springboard to significant contributions to medicine and further professional opportunities. A lack of funding, meanwhile, can stall possible discoveries and short-circuit the careers of young …

Faculty News

Formula made with cow’s milk does not increase diabetes risk

Study examined children predisposed to the disease by Kristina Sauerwein  • January 2, 2018 A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase such children’s risk for developing the disease. The findings provide a long-awaited answer to the …

OFD News

WU Healthcare resources for you and your family

For a listing of primary care physicians, pediatricians or OB-GYNs associated with Wash U for yourself or family member see Click here for Primary Care Physicians Click here for Pediatricians Click here for Obstetric Physicians WUDirect is designed to provide you and your covered dependents priority access for initial appointments …