Pediatrics at Play

The research faculty and staff enjoyed in a traditional fun filled tailgating and baseball game at Busch Stadium. That’s a winner!!!!

Office of Faculty Development

Grand Rounds:  Prioritizing Individual and Organizational Wellbeing

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 @ 9:15 –10:15 a.m.
In person workshop to follow Grand Rounds

The Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Faculty Development is delighted to encourage you to attend Grand Rounds and wellness workshop on Aug. 19 with guest speaker: 

Catherine F. Pipas, MD, MPH
Professor, Community & Family Medicine,The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dept. of Medical Education, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

Physician wellness is crucial for a healthy department and is critical for safe, effective, and empathetic patient care and for creative, innovative scholarly pursuits. This workshop will cover:

  • The importance of the journey toward wellbeing for health professionals
  • Self Reflection utilizing Narrative Medicine 
  • Evidence based wellness strategies 
  • Frameworks for Organizational Wellbeing
  • Showcase of Divisions’ Wellness Initiatives


Contact the Office of Faculty Development with questions
Megan Shaffer,

See OFD News

Faculty Feature

Andrew Glatz, MD, MSCE

Andy Glatz, MD MSCE was born to two graduate students in Madison, Wisconsin, and lived there for a year as his parents completed their PhD studies. He then moved to Ames, Iowa as his parents both accepted faculty positions at Iowa State University. Glatz grew up in that central Iowan university town, graduating from Ames High School after playing a lot of soccer and running cross-country and track. He then managed to escape… Read more.

Faculty and Staff News

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Faculty in the News

Jason Newland, MD, MEd – ‘We had to make sure it was safe’: Leading St. Louis pediatrician on vaccines for children under 5

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jeffrey Bednarski, Nicole Brossier, Margaret Ferris, Robert Hayashi, Robert Potter, Ronald Rubenstein and Ellen Schill. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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

ASPiRE Dissemination and Implementation Pilot Research Program. Applications are due July 15, 2022.

Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Program. Applications are due July 22, 2022, by 4 p.m. (CST).

McDonnell International Scholars Academy Global Incubator Seed Grants. Proposals are due Aug. 15, 2022, by 12 p.m. (CST).

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

Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Institute. Space permitting, candidates will be accepted on a monthly basis through July 15, 2022.

Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine Program. Applications are due Aug. 7, 2022.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data. Applications are due Aug. 10, 2022.

NSF GRFP Fellowship Writing Workshop Series. Completion of Parts 1, 2 and an upload of your project summary into Learn@Work are due Sept. 5, 2022, in order to receive an invite to Part 3.

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

In the past, you may have heard Scott Rich discuss WU IT’s Secure WUSM initiatives and, in particular, the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) project. There have been a few pilots to verify the functionality of the product. The oversight committee has approved the implementation of the DLP security alert feature effective July 13 for all WUSM issued desktop and laptop devices.

How this will affect you

The new Security Alert will appear anytime you save, upload, or move sensitive information to:

  • External Drivesex. USB Thumb Drives)
  • Non-trusted Email Domains 
    • ex.,, etc.
  • Unsanctioned Websites 
    • ex. Linkedin, Facebook, etc. 
  • Non-WashU Cloud Storage Locations 
    • ​​​​​​​ex. Dropbox, iDrive, etc.

Please visit the WUSM Secure website or the Digital Guardian Alert Prompt Handout (PDF) for more information.

There will be a communication campaign about this from the WU Security team starting on Wednesday, July 6, but your IT team wanted to give you a “heads up” that this will be forthcoming on July 13.

Let Scott Rich know if you have any questions. You can also send your questions via email to as well.

In Case You Missed It

Nash Way well-deserved tribute for Dr. Homer Nash, family