Clinical News

Pediatric Specialty Care Now Available in South County

Washington University pediatric specialists are now providing outpatient care to patients in the Jefferson County and South St. Louis County areas. The following specialties are available at the new multispecialty center:

  • Allergy/Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases – coming soon
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology – coming soon

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Office of Faculty Development

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OFD News

Workshops Open to Faculty and Fellows

“The Current Research on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Fads for Personal Wellness” April 19, 2019
8-9 am with Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Kyleigh Kirbach, RDN, LD
WUSM Dept. of Medicine – Nutritional Science
Register here by April 15
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“Thriving Amidst Chaos Workshops” May 10, 2019
Guest Speaker: Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS
University of Iowa
8-9 am Productivity Basics, SLCH 3rd floor auditorium
12-1 pm Becoming a More Productive Writer, NWT10A
2-3 pm Managing email effectively, NWT10A
Register here by May 6
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WUPS/CEP Review Update

An updated map (guide) on how to enter CEP content into WUPS is now available. It can be found in WUPS under the “Help” module. A pdf version is here. It is recommended your CEP be updated in real time. OFD co-directors are available to review your CEP after it has been reviewed by your division assistant for proper WUPS formatting. Please start this process several months before you go up for review. Begin the review process by emailing both your CV and CEP to Dr. Marshall will review with comments or request a meeting be set to discuss with you.


Foam Rolling Open to Faculty and Fellows

3 part series on March 8, 15 and 22 from noon-1 pm in NWT10A. Register here by March 7th.
No cost for the class and the instructor provides foam rollers to use in class. You may purchase one for home use for $30 (at cost) but this is optional. This is paid directly to instructor.
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Chair Massage Open to Faculty and Fellows

March 11 from 1-3 pm in SLCH Physician Lounge
Provided by professional massage therapist Jo McClaine of Move-BJC. Reserve your time on sign-up in physician lounge, but Walk-ins welcome.
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Faculty and Fellow Book Club

March 20, 2019, 6:30 pm @ Brasilia, 3212 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Book Choice: The Power by Naomi Alderman
To participate, please Register here.
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Faculty Feature

Andrew Janowski, M.D.

“Maybe you should be a baby doctor?” Andrew Janowski wouldn’t want to admit it, but his mother’s advice to him in fifth grade after an episode of ER was spot on. Andrew grew up in Middleton, a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin.
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Faculty News

Barbara Warner, MD, MSc

Warner named director of newborn medicine division
Barbara B. Warner, MD, a physician-scientist noted for her commitment to critically ill infants, has been named director of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Dr. Warner is steady, skilled and compassionate in her care of, perhaps, the most fragile of patients — infants struggling for life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU),” said Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics.
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David Perlmutter, MD and
Gary Silverman, MD, PhD

Needlemans commit $15 million aimed at therapies for chronic diseases
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $15 million commitment from longtime benefactors Philip and Sima Needleman to support two cutting-edge research centers aimed at developing new treatments for diseases that collectively affect millions.
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Mark Lowe, MD, PhD

Lowe named Colten Professor of Pediatric Science
Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD, an admired physician and researcher in pediatric gastroenterology, has been named the inaugural Harvey R. Colten Professor of Pediatric Science at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Early in his medical career, Lowe counted Colten — a revered former head of the pediatrics department — as one of his mentors.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jeffrey Bednarski, Francis Cole, Eve Colson, Vikas Dharnidharka, Patricia Dickson, Allan Doctor, Audrey Odom John, Jessica Pittman, Gregory Storch, Michael Thompson
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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

  • Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI), THRIVE, a partner in the 2018 Biden Cancer Initiative, provides seed grants for nonclinical, clinical, and translational research and technology-based solutions that enhance our ability to predict when and how adverse effects may occur in patients who have received cancer treatment
  • Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (RDRRC), Pilot and Feasibility Studies, Deadline for Pre-Proposals: April 6, 2019 – The Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (RDRRC) at Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for its Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) program
  • Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Pancreatic Cancer – Request for Applications, Deadline – April 30, 2019, 4 p.m. – Requests for applications are open to investigators affiliated with Washington University, Siteman Cancer Center, University of Rochester, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center), and Johns Hopkins Medicine (The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center)

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Welcome New Employees

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

  • Spring NIH Mock Study Section, Letters of Intent due on Monday, February 25, 2019, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Parkview Tower, Conference Room D (1st floor)
  • 15th Annual Postdoc Symposium, The Importance of Postdocs: Our impact in academia and beyond, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eric P. Newman Education Center
  • Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship – In January 2018, we announced the appointment of two Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship. These individuals advise WashU faculty and small companies founded by WashU personnel on university policies and administrative requirements as the startup is being envisioned and/or collaborations between WashU and the start-up company are being considered
  • TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program – Request for Applications, The goal of the of the TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program (TSPP) is to demystify the process of commercialization of new technology/translational discoveries by learning how to move projects to the next stage of commercialization and how to establish value-creating milestones, costs, and timelines
  • The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programs providing advanced training in Clinical Investigation! Postdocs, Fellows, Faculty, Jr. Faculty, and Instructors are encouraged to apply for MTPCI and MSCI. Applications due April 15, 2019
  • PERCSS – RCR Ethics Workshop – Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship, Friday, April 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Eric P. Newman Education Center (map), Auditorium, 1st Floor, Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required via Learn@Work
  • Intellectual Property Rights Seminar – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service agency will be hosting a seminar on intellectual property rights that is particularly suited for start-up companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, and university R&D departments. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • A Few Observations about Conflicts of Interest in Research, Friday, March 8, 2109, 12 – 1 p.m., McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Erlanger Auditorium, Lunch is provided, with RSVP. This lecture will cover several issues with regard to conflicts of interest in research, including how such conflicts affect research with biospecimens, the relevance of ownership rights to the biospecimens, and what prospective subjects in clinical research should be told about the financial interests of the investigator
  • We are pleased to announce that Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in partnership with WashU IT will be rolling out in April 2019 an upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management System (EHS Assistant)

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Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series –

#SciComm Thursdays – Read more. (March 7)
The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf. – Read more. (March 28)
Pediatric Research “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series – Read more. (March 13)

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