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“Demystifying the hiring, retention, and discharge of employees for faculty members and administrators” Presented by: Nannette Vaughn, HR Consultant

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These sessions are designed for any faculty or administrators who are responsible for the hiring and management of employees in the School of Medicine. Topics include: pre-employment and interviewing, offering a position and managing your employees and documentation and handling corrective action.
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Clinician Education Portfolio Workshop

Save the Date: Feb. 1, 3-5 pm in SLCH 6100H
Open to all faculty.
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Faculty and Fellow Night at Time for Dinner, Nov. 14 @ 6:30 pm

*$10 off to everyone who attends our 1st event
*You may bring 1 helper with you-spouse or child
*With 10 people TFD gives us $145.00 worth of free gift cards for future use. We will hold a drawing to share with attendees. Sign-up here Time for Dinner
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Did you Know…

The OFD has a library of books on career development and wellness available for lending to faculty. Visit our website for a list and to request.

Faculty Feature

Laura Schuettpelz, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Schuettpelz was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University with degrees in biology and psychology, she completed a PhD in molecular biology from Northwestern University. With a desire to combine her passion for science and an interest in clinical medicine, she then pursued an MD at Northwestern University as well.
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Faculty News

Aimée Baumann-Dudenhoeffer, M.D. (left)
Phillip Tarr, M.D. (center)
Barbara Warner, M.D. (right)

Breast milk, formula nurture similarities, differences in gut microbes
Infant formula is designed to mimic human breast milk not only in nutrients but also by nurturing a similar set of microbes in the digestive tract.
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Indi Trehan, M.D.

Course teaches medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries
A starved supply closet and a lack of basic necessities such as electricity or running water pose significant health risks to patients at medical clinics in poverty-stricken parts of the world, sometimes even more so than illness or disease. “Many of these patients suffer from common or preventable illnesses that we can routinely and successfully treat in the U.S.,” said Indi Trehan, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who has worked on and off for 11 years in bare-bones clinics and hospitals in Africa and Southeast Asia.
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John Constantino, M.D.

New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant
Melissa Jonson-Reid, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School, and her team, including faculty from several disciplines across Washington University in St. Louis and Saint Louis University, have received a five-year, $6,496,050 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy Research and Training (CICM).
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Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D.

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral
Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, have no known risk factors. A new study suggests that the body’s inability to fully utilize the essential dietary mineral manganese might be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Fahd Ahmad, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, Todd Druley, Sarah Garwood, Robert Hayashi, Jessica Pittman, Michael Thompson, & Kristine Wylie.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • V Foundation for Cancer Research – Internal Competition Deadline: November 26, 2018, Grant Amount and Term: $600,000 over 3 years. Eligibility: Applicant must be chosen by the Institution to apply (through the Internal Competition process) and be a senior scientist with a tenure-track position, leading a research team. Applicant must be a US citizen or have legal status to work in the US
  • Elsa U. Pardee Foundation, 1 year; no amount specified, but a reasonable and clear amount of funding may be requested to support the scope of the project. Deadline is December 31, 2018
  • K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS) Program – Call for Applications! MTIS prepares scholars to become independent, productive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) researchers focused on Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) disorders. Applications are due March 15, 2019
  • NCI Research Specialist Award (R50) – These funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are targeted to non-tenure track laboratory, core and data scientists whose salary is currently supported by NCI-funded grants. Letter of Intent due December 11, 2018
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Grant, 3 years; $50,000 per year, Application deadline: December 17, 2018 – The Young Investigator grant is a 3-year award designed to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers, such as postdoctoral or clinical fellows
  • Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award, Supports protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after completion of all clinical training. Application deadline is December 3, 2018
  • Predoctoral Training in Clinical Investigation – Request for Applications
    The TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University provides career development for medical and allied healthcare doctoral students through didactic coursework, mentored training, work-in-progress research discussions, journal clubs, and conferences. Applications are open November 1 – February 20 for a June start date
  • NIH National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00), Informational Webinar on RFA-CA-19-002, November 5, 2018, 12 – 2 p.m. CST. This webinar is for institutional grant managers, heads of graduate programs, and faculty who will participate in the nominee selection process. Potential nominees are also welcome to listen, and a second webinar will be held in January specifically for the nominees and their sponsors

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Welcome New Employees

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

November 1: Remote Desktop Change

This morning a communication was sent regarding a change to take place on November 1.
This change does not affect Medical Campus Faculty and Staff already utilizing a department supported and approved Gateway, Citrix, VPN, or Remote Desktop Services (RDS) clients.
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Research News

  • Amanda Cashen, MD, has agreed to take on the interim role of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Chair for Washington University, effective October 15, 2018. Amanda will replace Jonathan Green, MD, who left the University last month and served as Executive Chair since 2010
  • Update on the NIH Extension Policy for Early Stage Investigator Status – The National Institutes of Health recently updated their Extension Policy for Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Status, related to extensions for child birth
  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences – For a list of resources and support for early stage investigators
  • NIH Online Clinical Research Courses are Now Open – Want to gain knowledge in clinical research and pharmacology? Start learning now through the FREE self-paced courses offered by the NIH Office of Clinical Research

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Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series –

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf. – Read more. (December 7)
Pediatric Research “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series – Read more. (November 14)

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Peds News

2018 Pumpkin Contest

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