Pediatrics News

Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital share a strong commitment to excellence in resident and fellow education, patient care and medical discovery. As a member of our program, you understand the importance of reputation in recruiting clinical and research faculty and continuing our commitment to training future leaders.

Your vote in the NOW OPEN U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey will help our institution attract the very best and improve health care for everyone.

How you can help:

  • You must be registered with Doximity to vote. Please log in to ensure your license and board certifications are current, as these determine your eligibility.
  • Be aware of an email from Doximity in the coming days, which will include a link to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey.
  • Vote for Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals.

We appreciate your consideration and support.

Office of Faculty Development

Faculty are invited to Gender Equity Month events during the Month of March.

Wednesday, March 9, 3-4 p.m. – Panel on Caregiving and Family-Friendly Policies


  • Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • Lisa Eberle-Mayse, Child and Family Care Facilitator
  • Stephanie Kirk, Gender Equity Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost; Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Moderator: Kia Caldwell, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Wednesday, March 30, 12-1 p.m. – Panel on Washington University Faculty Gender Pay Equity


  • Hillary Anger Elfenbein, President of the Association of Women Faculty; John Wallace, Jr. & Ellen Wallace Distinguished Professor, Olin Business School
  • Lisa Wiland, Director, Institutional Research & Analysis
  • Moderator: Kia Caldwell, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity

The Pediatrics Office of Faculty Development, in collaboration with Offices of Faculty Development across WUSM and the AWN, hosted Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) on March 3, 2022.  In honor of Women’s History Month, this year’s SWIMS Symposium paid homage to the first woman graduate of WUSM, Dr. Faye Cashatt, and many other women who made and are still making an impact at WUSM. If you were not able to attend, we encourage you to view the recording and learn from our featured speakers, Dr. Reshma Jagsi, Dr. Barbara Warner and Dr. Dineo Khabele.  The program concludes with a panel discussion including the featured speakers as well as, Dr. Patricia Penkoske and Dr. Victoria Fraser.  View the recording.

Your well-being as a physician is vital to a patient’s outcome. Assess your well-being and compare your results nationally.

Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital/St Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium invites you to participate in the Physician Well-Being Index. This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being and areas of risk compared to other physicians across the nation, as well as provide access to local and national resources.

It’s important to note, this tool is 100% anonymous – your information and score are private, and your individual score will not be shared with Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital/St Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium, or anyone for that matter.

Setting up an account is easy and completing the Index takes less than one minute.

Invitation code: WUFACULTY

Track your well-being over time.
The Well-Being Index tracks your results over time. This allows you to correlate changes in well-being results to life events. Based upon these results, the tool provides resources when they’re needed the most.

Compare your scores to others nationally.
The most accurate way to assess your well-being is to compare your results to others on a national level. This allows you to see in which areas you exceed and which areas you’re at higher risk compared to your peers

Access free resources.
We strive to provide the best education and awareness through resources. After completing the Well-Being Index, you will have access to both national and local resources across multiple categories and topics.

See OFD News

Faculty Feature

Kevin O’Bryan, MD

Kevin O’Bryan grew up in the suburbs of Detroit as the oldest of three children.  His father was an engineer and deemed Mr. Safety by the family.  The home had more smoke detectors than any house should ever have.  Beeping from a low battery was a family activity with children positioned around the house to attempt to identify which of the 23 smoke and carbon dioxide detectors was beeping…. Read more.

Faculty and Staff News

Beverly Brozanski, MD and Jennifer Wambach, MD, MS – Pediatric society names Brozanski, Wambach as new members

Avraham Beigelman, MD – Antibiotic doesn’t prevent future wheezing in babies hospitalized with RSV

Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD – New way viruses trigger autoimmunity discovered

Robin Welsch has retired after 33 years of exceptional service. Welsch supervised the Pediatric Mailroom and worked with so many people within the department.  We wish her well and a happy retirement!

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Mohamed Abdelbaki, Sarah Garwood, Robert Hayashi, Jennifer Silva, Bryan Sisk, Gregory Storch and Zachary Vesoulis. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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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: March 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: June 25

NIH Training Grant (T32) Mock Study Section. Letters of Intent are due March 7, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Children’s Discovery Institute. Letters of Intent are due March 14, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Big Ideas Competition 2022. Letters of Intent are due March 15, 2022.

McDonnell Systems Neuroscience Small Grants Program. Applications are due March 18, 2022.

McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Small Grants Program. Applications are due March 25, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

CRE² Scholar Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

CRE² Seed Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

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

Master of Population Health Sciences Fall 2022 Program. Scholarship applications due March 12, 2022.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Applications are due April 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research. Applications for Summer are due April 15, 2022, and applications for Fall are due June 15, 2022.

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position begins July 1, 2022.

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

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.

TL1 Translational Sciences Clinical Fellowship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for a Spring/Summer 2022 start date.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program Postdoctoral Position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Spring 2022 for a summer start date.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

The Pediatric Computing Facility team is working with the Pediatrics Business Administration to identify and replace aged hardware (PC and Mac) that is no longer under warranty. The team will address the most critical needs first.

Research News

NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Application Reminders and COVID-19 Updates (see Covid Updates).

March 8CRTC Career Development Seminar – Clinical Research: From Great Ideas to Successful Studies
March 9REDCap Workshop: the WUSTL REDCap E-Consent Template
March 9RMS 102: Submissions, Child Records, and Proposal Tracking
March 17PERCSS: RCR Ethics Workshop
March 17 – NCURA Webinar: Agency Updates with OMB, NSF and NIH
March 24RCR Training: Data Management
March 29Good Clinical Practice Training (7 a.m.)
March 29Good Clinical Practice Training (12 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.
March 11, 2022: 9:15 a.m. – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, GUEST SPEAKER
Chief, Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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

March 10Brian Edelson (Pathology/Immunology)
March 17Onur Cil (UCSF, Pediatric Nephrology)
March 24 Deepika Polineni (University of Kansas, Internal Med, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) *
March 31Itay Marmor (Hartman Lab)/Michael Quinn (Baldridge Lab)
April 7Anastasia Sacharidou (Univ of Texas SW, Pediatrics, Center for Pulmonary & Vascular Biology)