Pediatrics News

Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital share a strong commitment to excellence in resident and fellow education, patient care and medical discovery. As a member of our program, you understand the importance of reputation in recruiting clinical and research faculty and continuing our commitment to training future leaders.

Your vote in the upcoming U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey will help our institution attract the very best and improve health care for everyone.

How you can help:

  • You must be registered with Doximity to vote. Please log in to ensure your license and board certifications are current, as these determine your eligibility.
  • Be aware of an email from Doximity in the coming days, which will include a link to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey.
  • Vote for Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals.

We appreciate your consideration and support.

Office of Faculty Development

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Bess Marshall, MD, Steps Down from OFD

After 12 years, Bess Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology and Diabetes, will be stepping down from her position as co-director for the Pediatric Office of Faculty Development.

Marshall first came to WashU in 1990 to complete her fellowship in endocrinology after obtaining her medical degree from Vanderbilt and completing her residency at UT Southwestern. Throughout her career as a faculty member, she’s served in a variety… Read the whole story.

See OFD News

Faculty Feature

Michelle Gill, MD, PhD

Part of a military family, I spent my childhood in many places including Maine, Alaska, and Michigan. I remember the joy of playing in Alaska snow in the dark days of winter and building massive snow caves and tunnels in our yard in northern Michigan. My father’s last Air Force assignment moved our family from the Upper Peninsula to Louisiana during the summer heat wave of 1980, and our snow days were over…. Read more.

Faculty News

Gary Silverman, MD, PhD and Cliff Luke, PhD – New treatment target ID’d for radiation-resistant cervical cancer

Fahd Ahmad, MD – Study examines risk factors for severe health problems in kids with COVID-19

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD – Drug mimics beneficial effects of fasting in mice

Huiyan “Winnie” Huang, PhD, Jennifer A. Wambach, MD, Stephen C. Pak, PhD – Researchers solve medical mystery of deadly illness in young child

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Mohamed Abdelbaki, Megan Cooper, Patricia Dickson, Robert Hayashi, David Rudnick and Kentaro Yomogida. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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R01 Series – new: June 5
U01 – new: June 5
K Series – new: Feb. 12
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: March 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: Feb. 25

Spring NIH Mock Study Section. Letters of intent due Feb. 7, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Center for Autophagy Therapeutics and Research Awards. Letters of Intent are due Feb. 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Center for Autophagy Therapeutics and Research Awards. Letters of Intent are due Feb. 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Digestive Diseases Research Core Center Pilot & Feasibility Awards. Letters of Intent are due by Feb. 18, 2022.

Longer Life Foundation: Developmental Research Awards 2022. Letters of Intent are due by midnight (CST) on Feb. 18, 2022.

K12 Career Development Award Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction. Applications due March 1, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

KL2 Career Development Award Program. Applications due March 1, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

McKelvey Collaboration Initiation Grants. Proposals due March 1, 2022

Siteman Cancer Center Investment Program Research Development Awards. Statement of Intent due March 1, 2022, by 4 p.m. (CST).

Big Ideas Competition 2022. Letters of Intent are due March 15, 2022.

McDonnell Systems Neuroscience Small Grants Program. Applications are due March 18, 2022.

McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Small Grants Program. Applications are due March 25, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

CRE² Scholar Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

CRE² Seed Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

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

TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Program. Applications are open through Feb., 20, 2022, for a June start date

Master of Population Health Sciences Fall 2022 Program. Scholarship applications due March 12, 2022.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Applications are due April 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position begins July 1, 2022.

PRIDE Program in Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics, and Epidemiology. Space is limited. Apply early.

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.

TL1 Translational Sciences Clinical Fellowship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for a Spring/Summer 2022 start date.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

Have you heard about our Department of Pediatrics website migration? The website and communications team with the Pediatric Computing Facility is making great strides! To date, seven division websites have been migrated to the new WordPress environment and are live. Another six are in the review process with the division teams, and the final two are being migrated now.

Check out our work so far and see the future of the Pediatrics website:
Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Hematology and Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis

Up next? Lab websites! If you currently have lab pages on the old website, we will be reaching out to coordinate the migration with you. If you don’t have a lab website but would like one, reach out to Katie Cammarata and Brian Huxtable to set one up.

Research News

NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Application Reminders and COVID-19 Updates (see Covid Updates).

Feb. 8CRTC Career Development Seminar: Patient Recruitment for Research with Suresh Vedantham, MD
Feb. 9 – Introduction to REDCap Webinar – Entering and Exporting Data
Feb. 9CAPSiT Seminar: Mentoring the Physician-Scientist
Feb. 14 Love Data Week: Center for Administrative Data Research – Overview of Resources and Data Demonstration
Feb. 14 Love Data Week: Love the Census
Feb. 15Love Data Week: Computing Basics – the Unix Shell and Command Line Basics
Feb. 15Love Data Week: Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Study the 3D Structure of Macromolecules
Feb. 16Love Data Week: Photogrammetry for Architecture
Feb. 16Love Data Week: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation
Feb. 17Love Data Week: 3D Drone Imaging
Feb. 17Love Data Week Keynote Address: Toward an Open Ecosystem for Neuroimaging Data Analysis and Sharing
Feb. 18Love Data Week: Introduction to R – Advanced Data Visualization in R
Feb. 18Love Data Week: Geospatial Frontiers: An Introduction to WashU’s Geospatial Working Group
Feb. 18Love Data Week: Introduction to Photogrammetry

Upcoming Events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.
March 11, 2022: 9:15 a.m. – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, GUEST SPEAKER
Chief, Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine every Monday

Feb. 3Jeff Milbrant (Genetics) *
Feb. 10Courtney Reichhardt (Chemistry)
Feb. 17Jeff Magee
Feb. 24Suong Nguyen (Goldberg Lab) / Leslie Fogel (Bubeck Wardenburg Lab)
March 3Robyn Klein (Medicine, Infectious Disease)