Office of Faculty Development

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Diversity Training for Faculty

Washington University School of Medicine is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity. In order to facilitate faculty attendance, Pediatrics is sponsoring department-based diversity and inclusion training sessions. Our goal is for all faculty to complete the series.

  • Diversity 1.0 – Awareness
    February 7, 2020 12- 1 pm in NWT 9A Registration Link
  • Diversity 2.0 – Understanding
    February 14, 2020 12 – 1 pm in NWT 9A Registration Link
  • Diversity 3.0 – Commitment
    February 21, 2020 12 – 1 pm in NWT 9A Registration Link
  • Diversity 4.0 – Action
    February 28, 2020 12 – 1 pm in NWT 9A Registration Link

To see a record of which training sessions you may have already attended, go to Learn@Work under “Me” and “Plan”.

HR 101

Human Resources 101 for Faculty

“Demystifying the hiring, retention, and discharge of employees for faculty members and administrators” Presented by: Nannette Vaughn, HR Consultant
This is a 3 part series. One part is offered each week and you may attend any number you choose. All are held from 8-9 am in MPRB 8101 Registration appreciated

March 6: Pre-employment and interviewing
March 13: Offering a position and managing your employees
March 20: Documentation and handling corrective action
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WUSM CV Review and WUPS

OFD has developed a guide that answers many of the questions that arise when updating your WUSM CV in WUPS. For the promotion process, to have your CV reviewed by the directors of the office of faculty development, email your CV to to start the process. Please allow at least a week for review.

Education Skills Program

Participants for our spring offering of the OFD’s Education Skills Program are being accepted. The program is 10 sessions beginning March 6 and will concluding May 29, 2020. The goals of the program are to enhance teaching skills among the pediatric faculty and promote peer networking and mentoring. Register at this link.
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New from Faculty Affairs!

Thursday, February 20, 2020: Faculty Wellness Series – Part I
The Office of Faculty Affairs is joining with BJC Move trainers and medical school nutritionists and mindfulness coaches to offer a 12-part Wellness series.
Time: 12 noon (lunch provided)
Location: Human Resources Training Room 2057, 2nd floor, Mid Campus Center, 4590 Children’s Place

Chair Massage:

Open to fellows and faculty Location-NWT 8B
Friday, February 28, 2020 from 12-2pm
Sign-up for a time slot here
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Happy Hour

February 6, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
iTap in CWE, 16 S. Euclid
A casual evening with colleagues with beverages and appetizers on us!


Faculty Breakfast

Feb. 28, 2020, 8-9 am in NWT10A
Topic: Current Research on Nutrition, Weight Loss & Fads…for our personal wellness
Guest Speaker: Lisa Tigges, MS, RD, LD
Registration Appreciated
Lisa Tigges is a Registered Dietitian for MyWay to Health. She received her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Culinary Emphasis from Saint Louis University, where she subsequently completed her Dietetic Internship coursework. Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. Through empowering individuals with wellbeing knowledge, tools, and skills, Lisa helps guide individuals to discovering their personal path to wellness.


Faculty Feature

Dr. William Orr

Dr. William Orr, “Billy,” was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, actress Kim Basinger, actor Jeff Daniels…
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Faculty News

Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD and SimaT. Bhatt, MD

Mutations in donors’ stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients



Jason Newland, MD

1 in 4 kids who get antibiotics in children’s hospitals are prescribed the drugs incorrectly


Thomas Ferkol, MD

Addictive vape products surge in popularity among teenagers




Funded Awards

Congratulations to Regina Clemens, Jonathan Cooper, Jorge Di Paola, Patricia Dickson, Sarah Garwood, Abby Green, David Hendrixson, Celeste Morley, Gregory Storch, Zachary Vesoulis, Andrew White.
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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

Welcome New Employees

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

We are excited to announce that starting February 1, 2020, Zoom video conferencing services will be made available to students, faculty, and staff across all WashU campuses. You can access it using your WUSTL key here:



Research News

The McKelvey School of Engineering and Washington University Libraries have partnered to offer Engineering a Better Researcher, a new four-part seminar series on research tools and resources (see Engineering a Better Researcher).

The TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University provides career development for medical and allied healthcare doctoral students through didactic coursework, mentored training, work-in-progress research discussions, journal clubs, and conferences (see Predoctoral Training).

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) adult Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) continues to experience budgetary reductions under the current funding environment (see CTRU Services and Fees).

Washington University’s Good Clinical Practice Policy requires all investigators and staff who are engaged in the conduct, oversight, and/or management of clinical trials be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (see GCP Training).

The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programs designed for investigators committed to advancing their careers in clinical and translational research (see Advanced Training in Clinical Investigation).

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Research Development Program will host their Winter NIH Mock Study Section on Friday, April 3rd from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM), Farrell Conference Room 2 (see NIH Mock Study Section).

Please join us for the 3rd annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Symposium and explore how the application of informatics tools and methods contributes to the creation and operation of a learning health care system (see 3rd Annual ICTS Symposium and Poster Session).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series


2/6/2020 Andrew Janowski
2/13/2020 Linda Sun, MD, PhD, Nephrology Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital
2/20/2020 Fahd Ahmad
2/27/2020 Josh Blatter

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conference

Feb. 7, 2020: Room 801 CSRB-NT, 1-2 pm
Case Presentation: Dr. Patrick Reich, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Research Talk: Dr. Daisy Leung, Infectious Diseases

What You Need To Know Wednesday

Audit Readiness for Internal, Sponsor and FDA Inspections
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM NWT, Conference Room 10A
Presented by: Andrea Morris, Manager WUSM Human Research Quality Assurance Program