Office of Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Development Anti-Racism Book Discussion Series:

MARCH 10, 2021, 12-1 p.m., by Zoom:
Racist America: Roots, Current Realities and Future Reparations, Joe R. Feagin and Kimberley Ducey – We will focus on chapters 4 and 6.
A Zoom link will be sent on Monday.

Clinical News

Pediatric Specialty Care Now Available in North County

Washington University pediatric specialists are now providing outpatient care to patients in Florissant and the surrounding North County areas. The following specialties are offered in an environment dedicated to kids and teens:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology

See North County-Graham Road Clinic for more information.

Faculty Feature

Steve M. Liao, MD, MSCI

Steve never imagined that one day he would live and have a great family in the United States….
Read more.

Faculty News

Philip C. Spinella, MD

For bleeding patients, can cold storage of platelets improve blood clotting?

Funded Awards

Congratulations to F.S. Cole, Brian DeBosch, Jorge Di Paola, Jennifer Duncan, Sarah Garwood, Abby Green, Jason Newland, Shalini Shenoy, Bryan Sisk, Gregory Storch and Julia Warren.
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

2021-2022 Cycle CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. Full time faculty and current senior post-doctoral fellows with a faculty appointment effective as of July 1, 2020 at Washington University. Application Due Date: Friday, April 2, 2021, 5:00PM (see DDRCC).

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Leukemia – Request for Applications – SPORE in Leukemia – Career Enhancement Awards
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021, Start Date: July 1, 2021, Up to $70,000 per year for two years (see SPORE).

SPORE in Leukemia – Developmental Research Awards – Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 – Start Date: July 1, 2021, Up to $70,000 for one year (see SPORE).

Announcing the FY22 McDonnell Systems Neuroscience Small Grants Program – Deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021 by 5:00 pm – The Small Grants Program (SGP) is open to faculty at WU. The SGP is designed to support promising new research projects within the WU systems neuroscience community (see Small Grants Program).

COVID-19 related funding opportunities are curated weekly on the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research COVID-19 website.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

Protecting our patients’ health information has become increasingly challenging as security threats escalate.

“All WUSM staff, faculty and students should continue encrypting all outbound emails containing sensitive information (PHI, PII, Credit Card Numbers, SSN, etc.) Email encryption can be activated by typing [SECURE] into the subject line using work email ( This enables encryption of the contents of the email. The recipient is provided a link that guides them through the process of registration and how to access the email. This process is not required when sending to BJC email addresses.”

All HIPAA Privacy and Security policies are located here:

Research News

The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programs providing advanced training in Clinical Investigation! Applications due April 15, 2021 (see MTPCI and MSCI).

Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) Career Development Virtual Seminar – “Delivering Effective Presentations” – Tuesday, March 9, 2021. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Speaker: Thomas De Fer, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Interim Division Chief, General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education (see CRTC Virtual Seminar).

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship on Diabetes and Related Metabolic Diseases Training Grant (T32) – The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Lipid Research. Postdoctoral applications are currently being accepted for the Diabetes and Related Metabolic Diseases training grant (see Postdoctoral Fellowship T32).

Upcoming Events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.

Mar. 5, 2021: 1-2 pm – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Case Presentation: Dr. Soe Mar, Neurology
Research Talk: Dr. Jahnavi Aluri, Peds Rheumatology

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine every Monday

3/4/2021Jeffrey Millman (Endocrinology, Med)
3/11/2021Philip Spinella*
3/18/2021David Bark
3/25/2021Jahnavi Aluri (Cooper) / Jasmin Sponagel (Rubin)
4/1/2021Marco Sardiello

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