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Clinician Education Portfolio Workshop

Save the Date: Feb. 22, 3-5 pm in SLCH 6100H. Register here
Open to all faculty and senior fellows.
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Faculty and Fellow Happy Hour at CWE iTap

February 7, 2019 4-7 pm
16 S. Euclid (Walking distance from campus)
Drinks and appetizers provided; Registration not required
As always please ensure you consume alcohol responsibly and not drive under the influence, and do not attend to clinical responsibilities afterwards.
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Faculty and Fellow Book Club

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:30 pm @ Brasilia, 3212 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Book Choice: The Power by Naomi Alderman
To participate, please Register here.
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Faculty Night at Time for Dinner

8506 Manchester Rd, Brentwood, MO 63144
February 27 @ 6:30 pm
$10 off to everyone who attends
You may bring 1 helper with you spouse or a child who can focus for the entire session
If our group makes 60 meals, TFD gives us $145.00 worth of free gift cards for future use. We will hold a drawing to share with 3 attendees. Register Here.
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Faculty Feature

Sakil Kulkarni, M.D.

Sakil Kulkarni grew up in Mumbai, India where he completed his schooling. His father worked in finance, and his mother was a teacher. Both his parents are retired, and live in Mumbai. His younger brother lives in Seattle.
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Faculty News

Alexis Elward, M.D., M.P.H.

Elward named Children’s chief medical officer
Alexis Elward, MD, was named St. Louis Children’s Hospital chief medical officer. The appointment became effective Jan. 1.
She will provide physician leadership for quality, safety, growth and other strategic priorities. She will work closely with hospital and physician leaders, the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jeffrey Bednarski, Jonathan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Patricia Dickson, Ericka Hayes, Paul Hruz, Allison King, Fuhai Li, Mark Lowe, Jeffrey Magee, Peter Michelson, Daniel Rosenbluth, Daniel Willis, Kristine Wylie, 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 School of Engineering & Applied Science is pleased to announce the fifth annual call for its seed grant program: Collaboration Initiation Grants (CIG), proposals due March 4, 2019
  • Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Cancer Research Grants (basic science)- The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Due April 30, 2019
  • DeNardo Education and Research Foundation Grant Program – Deadline February 11, 2019 – The purpose of the DeNardo Education and Research Foundation is to support education and research in the health sciences, broadly defined, with preference for activities that relate to the field of medicine. Washington University has been invited to submit two proposals for funding to be utilized in 2019 and 2020
  • Win funding to advance your research and inventions towards commercialization – Twice per year, the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP) awards funding for translational research and inventions with the goal of commercialization. LEAP is open to any person/team with WashU intellectual property. Register by Feb. 19th

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Welcome New Employees

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

February 8: ServiceNow Outage

Washington University Information Technology will perform an upgrade to ServiceNow on February 8, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
During the upgrade window, you will not be able to create new requests or incidents. This includes emailing during the upgrade window.
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Research News

  • The Federal Government is actively examining foreign influences on federally funded research. As a PI, you are responsible for promptly disclosing a foreign component when a significant scientific element or segment of the research is conducted outside of the U.S. and/or is supported by a foreign entity. You are also responsible for disclosing other sources of support for your entire research portfolio, even if that support is not through Washington University, or the research is not conducted at WU, or if the research is not related to your U.S. federally funded research
  • Washington University OnCore Expansion – Approximately three years ago, Siteman Cancer Center implemented the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System to streamline clinical trial operations and management. Last year, we began Phase II. This included optimization of OnCore financials to support industry-sponsor invoicing and integration with Epic to automate subject enrollment and support research billing compliance
  • Lunch & Learn Series: Know Your Level of Community Engagement – Collaboration, Partnership, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill Room (2nd floor)
  • New Human Subjects Regulations Now In Effect! The new regulations for human subjects research are now in effect. Referred to as the “2018 Common Rule,” these new regulations went into effect on January 21, 2019
  • WashU Research Events in February 2019
  • 2019 Women in Innovation & Technology Symposium, Tuesday, February 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Eric P. Newman Education Center, Optional 8 a.m. breakfast: “What makes a good drug?”

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Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series –

#SciComm Thursdays – Read more. (February 7)
The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf. – Read more. (March 1)
Pediatric Research “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series – Read more. (February 20)

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Peds News

Faculty Night at Red Herring Escape Room in the Loop
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