Office of Faculty Development

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Appointments and Promotions

Congratulations to all the recent faculty appointments and promotions. These faculty have demonstrated excellent work and a commitment to their development in academics, patient care, research and community efforts. Read more about each of these faculty members’ contributions.

Loeb Teaching Fellowship Applications Due April 4, 2020

The Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows program provides the opportunity to implement ideas that augment the education of medical students and residents. The program was established to advance clinical education at WUSM by honoring faculty committed to clinical excellence and education, and encouraging teaching excellence to residents and students. To learn more about the process, the selection committee, current and previous Loeb Fellows and to apply, click here.

Office of Education

Dr. Kerri Palamara to Lead Faculty Development Sessions on Coaching and Positive Psychology

Academy of Educators Now Offering Faculty Workshops

The Way We Work, A TED Series: The Secret to Giving Great Feedback

Faculty Development Opportunity: ACGME Assessment Course

Wellness at WU

Wellness Connection programs are designed to help employees thrive at work and outside of work. The 8ight Ways to Wellness framework, developed by WashU faculty, offers employees simple and effective ways to focus on their physical and emotional wellness. It’s for WashU, from WashU. Read more.

Free Cooking Demonstration

Wellness Workshop-WUSM: Plant-Forward Eating and more
April 15, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; Mid Campus Center (MCC) demonstration kitchen

10 Minute Dinner Recipes from the March cooking demonstration.

Free Annual Health Screening

Register now for a FREE on-campus health screening event or visit your own provider. Earn a $50 Visa Gift Card reward! Register here.

Free Wellness Consultations

Take advantage of our expert WashU MyWay to Health consultants and create your individualized health plan. Includes 4 free sessions annually. Earn a $75 Visa Gift Card reward!
Learn More & Schedule Appointment – More ways to eat healthy.

2020 Activity Challenge

This activity challenge is an opportunity to learn about the 8ight Ways to Wellness, evidence based strategies to improve your overall wellbeing and reduce your risk of disease.
Learn More & RegisterMore ways to be active.

Move into Mindfulness

Participate in our program that trains in Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Learn More & RegisterMore ways to address stress.

Wellness Information Center in Becker Library

The Irwin M. and Laura J. Feuerstein Health & Wellness Information Center, located on the first floor of the Bernard Becker Medical Library, is a campus resource for the Washington University community. The center provides access to printed and electronic health information you can trust and promotes programs and campus events on wellness and healthy living to benefit our staff, students and faculty.

Wellness with United Healthcare

Meet with our UHC Nurse Advocate: Teresa Fisher, RN, BSN

Download flyer  – UnitedHealthcare Employee Nurse Advocate at Washington University

Teresa is a registered nurse with a broad range of experience in healthcare, including over ten years of experience in disease management and health coaching. She is a resource for helping you on your 8ight Ways to Wellness journey!
Teresa can also help you find a physician and navigate the UHC website.
Read more

Free Mental Health Video Resources

Psych Hub contains 60 videos that are available FREE for all employees regardless if they have UHC. The videos have evidence based content, mixed media and closed captioned. The intent is to create an effective, engaging experience for learners. There are 30 videos for patients and 30 for providers.

Faculty Feature

Dr. Anthony Orvedahl

Anthony Orvedahl, MD, PhD, was born in Denver, CO. He is the product of a professionally eclectic family…
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Faculty News

Andrew Janowski, MD

Are Children Less Likely to Contract the Coronavirus?



Kim Quayle, MD

The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial




Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jonathan Cooper, Jorge Di Paola, Andrea Granados, Jeffrey Magee, Anthony Orvedahl, Ahmed Said and Laura Schuettpelz.
Read more.

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

Welcome New Employees

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees.
Read more.

IT News

Is it a GIF or Jif? J.M. Smucker, the makers of the popular peanut butter, are using a marketing campaign to establish the correct pronunciations of Jif and GIF. Read more here.



Research News

The grant account set-up function, award processing, and post award items have been transitioning from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) since April 2019 (see Updated RMS PT and AT Statuses Used by SPA for Award Profiling).

Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship. In keeping with the university’s guidance on COVID-19, this year’s PERCSS workshop will now be offered VIRTUALLY ONLY. We are NOT accepting any attendees in person at EPNEC. (see PERCSS – RCR Ethics Workshop – Virtually Only).

This workshop will include practical hands-on instruction with the use of on-line genomic pathology tools (see Cancer Genomics Hands-On Workshop).

The Small Grants Program (SGP) is open to faculty at WashU. The SGP is designed to support promising new research projects within the WashU systems neuroscience community (see FY21 McDonnell Systems Neuroscience Small Grants Program).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $197,300 (Executive Level II) (see NIH Salary Cap for FFY2020).

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 (see Advanced Training in Clinical Investigation).

This 3 day course provides an introduction to the conduct of human research (see Necessary Elements in the Fundamentals of Human Research).

This two-day facilitator training workshop is designed to increase the capacity for research mentor trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and governmental organizations (see Facilitating Entering Mentoring).

The new PAPPG (20-1) will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020 (see NSF Announces Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)).

Applications are open for the 2nd annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute, to be held at the Brown School from July 27 – 31, 2020 (see 2nd Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute).

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has published a website with guidance and FAQs for research operations during COVID-19 (see Guidance for Researchers on COVID-19).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series


4/2/2020 Craig Hill* (Bubeck Wardenburg) / Emma Walker* (Morley)
4/9/2020 TBD
4/16/2020 TBD
4/23/2020 Paul Hruz
4/30/2020 Megan Cooper

Peds News:

Congratulations to Barb Warner, MD, MSci, Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine, for being awarded the F. Sessions Cole, MD, Chair in Pediatrics!