Office of Faculty Development

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Peer Support Program:

The Peer Support Program was established to help clinicians―physicians (including faculty, residents, and fellows), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, CRNA’s, and others―in coping with difficult experiences as healthcare providers.

These can include poor outcomes, adverse events, negative interactions with patients or families, or a sense of helplessness related to your own abilities and/or care. It is difficult to experience such events, even when no medical error was involved. The additional stress of caring for COVID-19 patients, coupled with concern about the risks COVID-19 presents to our own health and our family’s, adds a new set of stressors that most clinicians have not previously encountered.

The Peer Support Program is here to help you. When we learn that a clinician is having difficulty coping with the demands of providing care or with a particular event, we will ask a trained peer supporter to get in touch with you. Your peer supporter will ask how YOU are doing and not what happened. Your supporter can offer their own experience and tell you how they coped. Your supporter will let you know that you are not alone.

The Peer Support Program is also completely confidential, and no notes of conversations are taken by peer supporters.

Financial Well-being Support

We know it is stressful when the financial markets are rocky.
The following resources are available to all employees:

WU Human Resources Covid19 Support

These are available at:
These Include:

Do you have a high schooler or college student home looking for work? Do you need a baby sitter, tutor, coach, or other help?
We have set up a Box folder with a spreadsheet of sitters or young people offering other services, such as lessons or coaching.
Pediatrics will not be able to do any vetting any of the potential workers – it is your responsibility to request references, interview, etc., and hire at your own risk.
To post workers or review the list, contact for an invitation to view.

Zoom event: “Covid’s economic impact and thoughts on household financial planning”
Tuesday June 4, 4 pm, by Zoom
Meeting ID: 998 6722 9903
Password: 175642
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Special Guests from the Danforth Campus:
Prof. Radha Gopalan, Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the IIT-Bombay-Washington University Executive MBA Program
Professor of Practice Tim Solberg, Professor of Practice in Finance and Academic Director of the Corporate Finance & Investments Platform
Dr. Gopalan will speak about the current economic situation and how to manage one’s existing credit obligations. Dr. Solberg will speak to the stock market and then to investing advice overall.

Faculty Feature

Dr. Amanda Kolmar

Amanda grew up in Westfield, New Jersey (yes, the same 30,000-person town as the nephrology attending Brian Stotter)…
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Faculty News

Megan A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

COVID-19 study looks at genetics of healthy people who develop severe illness


Funded Awards

Congratulations to Leonard Bacharier, Jeffrey Bednarski, Brian DeBosch, Lori Holtz, Peter Michelson, Jessica Pittman.
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Funding Opportunities

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

IT News

Are you a Chrome user? Here are the top 30 Google Chrome Tips & Tricks: Read more here.


Research News

Earlier this spring the PERCSS Research Ethics Workshop for 2020 was moved to a virtual format where only the first half of our program was provided. We are now prepared to offer the final portion of our program, the small group discussions on research ethics case studies (PERCSS).

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) COVID-19 Guidance website is continuously updated with revised policies and guidance from within the university, and from many government agencies (see COVID-19 Guidance).


Upcoming Events

Precision Medicine Thursdays at Venture Café