Clinical News

EPIC Update: Please know the Attestation Button is the recommended Epic workflow to add your attestation. When you use the .attest phrase/smartphrase, a placeholder charge does not drop and your charges may be missed. Also, please review the Epic Action Report. You can use the hyperlinks in the EPIC action report to see the new features demos. The upgrade is October 13. All training videos and tip sheets were released to the Learning Home Dashboard on September 16. Please contact your division administrator if you have any questions about how to access training materials.

Fair Warning is a new monitoring system that reports inappropriate access of PHI. The system went live on September 16th. If you have any questions, please contact the WUSM privacy office 314-747-4975, or our Department Liaison, Cindy Flynn.

Office of Faculty Development

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Spotlight on Women in Pediatrics and Science (SWIPS)

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Junior Faculty Peer Mentoring Meeting
Financial Planning

Date: October 10
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: NWT 14118 conference room
Dinner Included! RSVP Here
Come enjoy dinner and our guest, Chris Wallace, CFP®, AAMS®, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, speaking on financial planning as it relates to the unique circumstances of junior faculty. To help Chris to prepare for his presentation, if you have any specific topics you would like him to come prepared to address, please send those to Phil Abraham.

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Chair Massage:

Open to fellows and faculty NEW Location-NWT 8B
Friday, October 4th from 12-2pm
Sign-up for a time slot here
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Faculty and Fellow Happy Hour at CWE iTap

October 24, 2019 4-7 pm
16 S. Euclid (Walking distance from campus)
Drinks and appetizers provided; Registration not required
As always please ensure you consume alcohol responsibly and not drive under the influence, and do not attend to clinical responsibilities afterwards.

WUSM Resources

Your health and wellness

  • Attend upcoming wellness events to learn steps to improve your health, including healthy eating habits, incorporate physical activity into your routine, and mindful practices to deal with everyday stress.
  • Healthy Eating: Find healthy food and produce options from local farmers and vendors at weekly WashU Farmers Market events. View the Farmers Market website for more information.
  • Know your numbers, make a plan and track your progress. Have you scheduled your annual wellness screening? Schedule a screening and earn rewards onsite.
  • Siteman Mammography Van on Campus in October: Schedule your annual mammography screening.
  • Employee Group fitness classes available on Med School campus at the Wellness Connection Studio in Olin Residence Hall, Room 200, School of Medicine (4550 Scott Avenue)

Supporting your work-life balance

  • The university expanded its paid time off benefits for benefits-eligible staff to support a healthy work-life balance. A new Short-Term Medical Disability benefit and enhancements to time-off benefits became effective July 1, 2019.

Read more to learn more and how to request leave benefits…

  • Find emotional support and referrals to help you balance your responsibilities. Work-Life Solutions offers free, 24/7 support, resources and information for every aspect of your life. Learn more about Work-Life Solutions.

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Faculty Feature

Dr. Kristine Wylie

Kristine Wylie grew up in Wood River, Illinois. Her primary childhood occupations were riding her bike all over town with friends, swimming at the local pool, reading books from the library, and fighting with her younger sister (not necessarily in that order).
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Faculty News

Phillip I. Tarr, MD and Barbara Warner, MD – Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects
Misty Good, MD, and Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD – School of Medicine receives award to develop physician-scientists

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Patricia Dickson, Peter Michelson and Michael Thompson.
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Funding Opportunities

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

Welcome New Employees

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

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

FairWarning – Protecting Patient Privacy – To assist in our efforts to protect our patients’ privacy, and to combat serious attacks on our clinical systems, we are partnering with BJC to implement a new patient privacy intelligence technology called FairWarning (see Patient Privacy).

Enhanced Support for Multicenter Clinical Trial Planning and Execution – In a collaborative effort between the Center for Clinical Studies (CCS) and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), the Trial-CARE (Trial Coordination, Acceleration, & Recruitment Enhancement) Center provides specialized expertise and trial implementation support, with a particular focus on enabling the funding and completion of high-impact multicenter clinical trials. (see Multicenter Clinical Trial Planning).

The Epic1 and Revenue Cycle teams are excited to announce the expansion of the implementation of Epic to include Hospital Revenue Cycle, Bed Planning, Environmental Services, Utilization Management and Transport Services. (see EPIC1)

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).

14th Annual Research Training Symposium & Poster Session – Save the Date! Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (see Annual Research Training Symposium).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) application cycle opened September 1, 2019, and will close on November 15, 2019 (see NIH Loan Repayment Programs).

Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue (HFT) Research (see HFT Research).

Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program – An Online Training Program for Residents, Fellows, and Jr. Faculty – Applications Now Open
The Short-Term Research Education and Growth Through Hands-On Experience (STRENGTH) Program is designed for postdoctoral scholars (PhDs or MDs) who are still training or Junior Faculty who are interested in pursuing patient oriented cancer research (see STRENGTH).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) beginning in FY 2020 (see ORCID).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series


10/3/2019 Rodney Newberry – Professor of Med WUSM
10/10/2019 Jen Ikle (Nichols) / Steven Stone
10/17/2019 Ron Rubenstein – Professor of Peds CHOP
10/24/2019 Stuart Sweet
10/31/2019 Barb Warner

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.

Case Presentation: Dr. Josh Blatter, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine
Research Talk: Dr. Abby Green, Pediatric Infectious Disease
October 4th @ 1:00
CSRB-NT, Room 801

What You Need to Know Wednesday

Learn about:

  • the NEW My Bibliography
  • the NEW Pub Med Interface coming in early 2020
  • NIH Public Access Policy Tips

Presented by: Amy Suiter
Librarian, WUSM Bernard Becker Medical Library
TUESDAY October 9, 2019
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NWT Conference Room 10A