Pediatrics News

Peds FIN Post Go-Live Workday Updates with Marsha Cannon

Our sessions with subject matter expert Marsha Cannon continue with the purpose to review updates on Workday and as a sounding board with time for Q&A around topics impacting your work. Upcoming meeting times are below. Please reach out to Olivia Johns on Microsoft Teams or at with any questions. These continue to be recorded along with notes for future reference here in Box.

Thursday Oct. 21Thursday Nov. 18
1 p.m. CT1 p.m. CT

Office of Faculty Development

2022 Education Skills Program

The goals of this program are to enhance skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring opportunities, to create productive education interest groups, and to enhance the culture of education within our department. This series includes ten sessions starting Jan. 7 on Fridays, from 12-1:30 p.m. — full schedule is pending. The program will be presented virtually via Zoom. If you are interested or would like to recommend someone, please email

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Faculty Feature

Stephen Sykes, MD

Stephen Sykes, PhD, joined the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University as an associate professor in June 2021. As a scientist, he fights cancer through research. Right now, he is at war with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) which is a blood cancer that afflicts both kids and adults and has some of the poorest outcomes of all cancers. Sykes believes that the best strategy for fighting AML is…. Read more.

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Fahd Ahmad, Jonathan Cooper, Jorge Di Paola, David Rosen, Laura Schuettpelz, Drew Schwartz, Bryan Sisk and Stephen Sykes. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

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

Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center Developmental Project. Letter of intent with Specific Aims due Oct. 15, 2021.

CRE² Rotating Graduate Studio. Applications due Oct. 15, 2021.

2022 Dean’s Scholars Program. Applications due Oct. 20, 2021.

Grant Funding for Research in Transplantation. Applications due Nov. 1, 2021 by 8 a.m. (CST).

Musculoskeletal Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grants. Proposals due Nov. 10, 2021.

CRE² Research Working Groups. Applications due Dec. 1, 2021.

CRE² Scholar Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

CRE² Seed Grants. Applications due April 1, 2022.

ICTS & CRE² Partnership: the Just-in-Time Core Usage Funding Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

CRE² Graduate Studio Small Grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For COVID-19 related funding opportunities, please visit the OVCR COVID-19 website.

Education & Postdoctoral Opportunities

Continuing Education: Short Courses Offered for October 2021:
Introduction to SPSS (M88-551): Oct. 30-Nov. 13
Contact to register.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI). Applications due Nov. 1, 2021.

Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI). Applications due Nov. 1, 2021.

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.

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

The WUMS Security team is implementing an endpoint Data Loss Protection (eDLP) system. The software is installed within the operating system and touches each application. It detects information on both the user and system level to inspect files looking for sensitive information such as protected health information (PHI). Currently, the software has been loaded on all Windows based machines (will be deployed to Mac devices in the future) and is set for a “passive monitoring” mode wherein the WUSM Security team is analyzing the outflow of unsecured PHI. Before any further action happens, there will be some data governance structure set up to protect the outflow of sensitive data from the Medical School and university. We wanted you to be aware of this project, the resources in the WUSM Security team will be available to answer any questions.

Research News

Oct. 13Open October: NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Workshop
Oct. 14RCR Training: Data Management
Oct. 14ICTS mHealth Research Core Seminar
Oct. 19Good Clinical Practice Training
Oct. 22Open October: The Tightwad’s Guide to Open Access
Oct. 26Good Clinical Practice Training
Oct. 29Open October: the Evolution of Preprints in the Life Sciences

Upcoming Events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.

Nov. 5, 2021: 1 – 2 p.m. – Zoom meeting – link will be sent by Debra Warren

Case Presentation: Dr. Raja Dandamudi, Nephrology

Research Talk: Dr. Hrish Kulkarni, Pulmonary/Critical Care

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

10/7/2021Gwen Randolph (Pathology/Immunology)
10/14/2021Russ Whelan (Nephrology, University of Washington)
10/21/2021Zachary Vesoulis
10/28/2021Jeff Milbrant (Genetics)