Clinical News

EPIC Update

EPIC go-live is on target for June 2, 2018. Shortly after the transition to EPIC, AllScripts will be read only. That means that all tasks, notes and charges for any services prior to June 2nd must be promptly completed. The deadline to complete all work in Allscripts is June 15th. This is extremely important as once AllScripts is read only (currently planned for June 16th), you will not be able to modify or add content. Once EPIC is live, the expectations for timely completion of notes and charges will change. These new expectations will be announced prior to go-live. (EPIC provides the functionality to easily track these metrics)
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Office of Faculty Development

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OFD News

Grand Rounds-“Best Practices in Caring for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth”

Feb. 9th, 9:15 am in Clopton Auditorium
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Director, National LGBT Health Education Center
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2018 Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference

July 13-15, 2018
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Submit Proposals & Attend!
Colleagues, please note that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs annual Professional Development Conference will be held in St. Louis this coming July 13-15 at the Union Station Hotel. WUSM will be a “host” school for this conference. Please plan to attend the conference and to submit proposals for program sessions and posters. The official call for proposals will open on January 23 and registration will begin in April. See below for more information and stay tuned.
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Work-Life Balance Events

NEW! BOOK CLUB for Faculty and Fellows

February 28 at 6:30 pm Book Club meeting with Discussion
Basso, 7036 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63117
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Our 1st book selection is “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. Our reading group is registered as a book club at Left Bank Books in CWE. For the 30 days before the date of our meeting you will receive a 20% discount on our selected book. We are called WU Kid Docs Book Club in their book club section.
Register to attend the book club meeting at Basso. We will make restaurant reservations.
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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
  • WUDirect is designed to provide you and your covered dependents priority access for initial appointments (new) with Washington University Physicians, as well as lower out-of-pocket costs.

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Faculty Feature

Margaret Lozovatsky, M.D.

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 the rest of her childhood. From a young age, Margaret had an interest in math and science.  She was often found playing with puzzles and solving equations in her spare time. She has also always had a love for children and spent many summers as a camp counselor, paving the way for her future as a pediatrician.
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Faculty News

Neil White, M.D.

Formula made with cow’s milk does not increase diabetes risk
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 question of whether infant formula made with cow’s milk plays a role in the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Misty Good, M.D., M.S.

Pediatric physician-scientists struggle for funding
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.
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Name and Characteristics of National Institutes of Health R01-Funded 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 means to support a physician-scientist’s research but also is a commonly required milestone for promotion.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Ana María Arbeláez, Megan Cooper, Carmen Halabi, Robert Hayashi, Paul Hruz,  Mark Manary, Peter Michelson, Stephen Pak, Jessica Pittman, David Rosen, Daniel Rosenbluth, Shalini Shenoy, Kathleen Simpson, Ashley Steed, Gregory Storch, Barbara Warner, Kel Vin Woo, and Xunjun Xiao.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • The Clinical Research Training Center, Office of Training Grants, and Office of Faculty Affairs invite you to participate in the biannual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mock Study Section – LOI due 2.2.18
  • The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for the MTPCI and MSCI programs due 4.17.18
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Washington University School of Medicine TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Program due 2.20.18
  • The Longer Life Foundation Call For Applications, LOI due 2.20.18
  • McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, Small Grant Proposals, Deadline: March 23, 2018
  • Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB), Call for Proposals, Seed Funding for Pilot Projects in Mechanobiology, Application Deadline: March 15, 2018 by 11:59 PM (ET)

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Welcome New Employees

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

WUPS Tips and Tricks

The CEP is now available for faculty in the profile system.
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Research News

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recorded their Fall 2017 Grants Conference. The webcasts are available via the NSF Resource Center website
  • 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 Campus Center (MCC), 2nd Floor, Room 2042
  • All researchers at Washington University are invited to the Research Data Storage Seminars to learn about the upcoming University funded data storage available to all researchers at no cost
  • The WashU Research Analytics team has developed two new dashboards for the suite of extramural funding tools, Insights
  • Erin Heckler, PhD, Named New Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Dry Ice Safety Reminder – Dry ice should never be stored in a cold room or other poorly-ventilated space, as it can create elevated levels of carbon dioxide and displace oxygen
  • Epic Open Office Hours for Clinical Researchers – February 6th and 7th, MPRB, 3rd Floor Conf. Room, 9am – 2pm
  • FDP Faculty Workload Survey 2018 – Next week the Federal Demonstration Project (FDP) will begin conducting a survey of federally-funded principal investigators
  • The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch series. Please bring your lunch and join us to learn about OTM and technology transfer within Washington University in St. Louis. All Brown Bag Lunch events will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • The Center for Clinical Studies (CCS), in partnership with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), is launching a new Multicenter Clinical Trial Support Service that will provide specialized expertise and trial implementation support to faculty who seek to conduct investigator-initiated multicenter clinical trials

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Upcoming Events

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Peds News

  • New campus name, wayfinding signs coming soon
  • Phase 1 began Jan. 26th in the first floor lobby area and is expected to be completed by Feb. 3rd.

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Big move for the littlest patients

The patients may be tiny, but moving them to their new, temporary home was big. On Jan. 27, 41 infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) were moved from the hospital’s longtime NICU space into the expanded NICU area in the newly opened 12-story expansion to SLCH. The setup connects — via skywalk — the older and newer NICU spaces to a labor and delivery floor in the neighboring, newly opened Barnes-Jewish Parkview Tower.
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