Office of Faculty Development

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Faculty Promotion Process – Open to Faculty

Do you need help navigating the department of Pediatrics’ promotion process? A workshop on navigating the department’s promotion process is being offered to faculty by the Office of Faculty Development.
When: January 24, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: NWT 10A
Lunch provided
Please register by January 17.

Diversity Training

Faculty can participate in four levels of training, starting with Diversity and Inclusion 1.0. Each level builds on concepts to help participants grow and work toward a concrete approach for creating positive change within their school, department, campus and even the external community. In the end, employees can leave with a plan of action. The sessions include:

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

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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Wellbeing Index:

You have received an invitation to participate in the Mayo Wellbeing Index tool. Please take advantage of this, even if you feel your wellbeing is satisfactory. The information we obtain from the index data (anonymous, group data only) will be crucial in determining what resources are needed in this area.

Chair Massage:

Open to fellows and faculty NEW Location-NWT 8B
Tuesday, January 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 – 6:30 pm
NEW Location! 1764 Public House-Founder’s Room, 39 North Euclid, CWE 63108
Walking distance or free parking

  • Complimentary off-street parking available in the 24-hour Buckingham Garage, located at 9 N. Euclid Ave. Up to two hours. Please bring your parking receipt in for validation.
  • Metered street parking is available throughout the Central West End.

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.

Wellness Resource

My Way to Health
2020 Updates:

  • Individualized Consulting: Schedule up to four wellness sessions annually with a MyWay to Health Wellness Consultant. Visit My Way to Health
  • Microsoft Teams technology is being used to live-stream and record our Wellness Workshops to allow Wellness Workshop: School of Medicine. Join the MyWay to Health Microsoft Teams channel to watch workshops live.
  • Next Workshop: Eating on the Wild Side, 12pm-1pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Mid Campus Center – 2nd floor Suite 2100

Faculty Feature

Dr. Danielle Alfano

Dr. Danielle Alfano grew up in Sussex, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee with her parents, Gino and Renee, and younger brother, Michael…
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Faculty News

Avraham Beigelman, MD and Leonard Bacharier, MD

Asthma severity linked to microbiome of upper airway


Zachary Vesoulis, MD, MSCI

Blood pressure extremes and severe IVH in preterm infants




Julie Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD

Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?


Funded Awards

Congratulations to Patricia Dickson, Jane Garbutt, Misty Good, Peter Michelson, Stephen Pak, Kimberly Quayle and Kristine Wylie.
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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

Do you have a new lab member, did you receive an award or have something interesting you’d like to share? Send an email to and we’ll share it on social media.

Research News

Applied Health Behavior Research Program – Spring Courses are Open for Registration! Read more here.

The PET Radiotracer Translation and Resource Center (PET-RTRC) leverages the expertise at WashU and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in PET radiotracer design, development, training, and use with that of research groups throughout the country who are studying molecular and cellular processes of interest to facilitate the development and dissemination of novel PET radiotracers. Read more here.

Openness and Reproducibility Research Practices Training, Thursday, January 16th – This workshop, led by the Center for Open Science (COS), is designed to give individuals, lab groups, and institutions the skills they need to use the OSF (Open Science Framework) to manage open research work-flows, collaborate with team members, and increase the visibility of their projects. Read more here.

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series


1/9/2020 CANCELLED
1/16/2020 Charles Billington*, National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH
1/23/2020 John Atkinson – Professor of Rheumatology in Med WUSM
1/30/2020 Matthew Vogt*, MD, PhD, Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conference

No conference in January

#SciComm Seminars

Jan 16, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Professional Development
Farrell Learning & Teaching Center (FLTC) – Room 205
Jessica Gross, PhD
Comics and Graphic Novels about Medicine: Healthcare Providers, Patients and the Medical System

What You Need To Know Wednesday

HRPO and IRB: Do’s, Don’ts and Other News
Presented By: Jeanne Velders, the new IRB Executive Director for HRPO
Wednesday, January 8th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NWT, Conference Room 10A


Peds Scene

Pediatric Faculty Christmas Party at the City Museum on 12.6.19.