Clinical News

Visit our newest Pediatric Location, Shiloh, Illinois

Our newest location in Shiloh, IL is open. Current pediatric providers at this location are listed below. Echos and PFTs will be available.

  • Mary Fournier MD, Adolescent
  • Christina Kwong MD, Allergy Pulmonary
  • Brooke Polk MD, Allergy Pulmonary
  • Ginnie Arbarbanell MD, Cardiology
  • Caroline Lee MD, Cardiology
  • Ellen Kim MD, Endocrinology
  • Kevin Barton MD, Nephrology
  • Katie Kiely APRN, Gastroenterology
  • Ashlyn Turner MD, Gastroenterology

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Office of Faculty Development

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OFD News

OFD Sponsored Grand Rounds/Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS)

Save the Date:
October 26, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:45 am
Clopton Auditorium
Keynote: Janet Serwint, MD
“Addressing Burnout and Creating a Work Environment that Fosters Physician Resilience and Engagement”
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WUSM SWIMS speakers
Misty Good, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine, Developmental Biology
Sarah England, PhD, Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Basic & Translational Research
SWIMS Details

OFD Co-Sponsor’s workshop with Forum for Women in Medicine

Save the Date:
September 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm
Dinner will be served at 5 pm
Location 7th floor Barnard Conference Room
Mentorship and Coaching for Success Workshop with Eva Aagaard, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Education
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Continuing Medical Education

Mindful Medicine and Compassionate Care: Antidotes to Burnout
September 27, 2018, Thursday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center @ Washington University Medical Center
Credit Provided By: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Continuing Medical Education
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WU Kid Docs’ Book Club

Open to all peds faculty and fellows.
September 27, 6:30 pm @ PI Pizzeria, 400 N. Euclid, CWE
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Book Choice: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,
by Sam Quinones
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“The Psychology of Mindset and Resilience”

Faculty Breakfast open to faculty and fellows
Guest Speaker: Tim Bono, PhD, Assistant Dean WUSTL School of Arts & Science
October 12, 2018, 8:00-9:00 am,
SLCH 3rd Floor Auditorium
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Faculty Feature

Mary Fournier, M.D., M.P.H

Mary was born and raised in south St. Louis city and showed an independent streak early in life when her family walked to Ted Drewes for frozen custard. While everyone else was enjoying concretes, Mary insisted her family buy her ice cream instead at the old Baskin Robbins across the street.
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Faculty News

David Perlmutter, M.D.

Mallinckrodt boosts rare-disease research at Washington University
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has joined with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in a collaborative research partnership aimed at pursuing new therapies for patients with complex medical conditions, especially rare diseases that may have few or no treatment options.
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Brian DeBosch, M.D., Ph.D.

Natural sugar defends against metabolic syndrome, in mice
New research, in mice, indicates that a natural sugar called trehalose blocks glucose from the liver and activates a gene that boosts insulin sensitivity, reducing the chance of developing diabetes. Activating the gene also triggers an increase in calories burned, reduces fat accumulation and weight gain, and lessens measures of fats and cholesterol in the blood.
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Sarah Shelton, M.D.

Pediatric resident physician starts free summer lunch program
Summer is the hungriest time of year for many of the 13 million children who rely on school for food through the free or reduced-price meal program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “There is an unbreakable link between access to basic human needs and the health of an individual patient,” said Sarah Shelton, MD, a third-year pediatric resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Charles Canter, Brian DeBosch,  Stephanie Fritz, Katie Plax, & Kenneth Remy.
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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: June 25

  • The American Cancer Society is offering multiple funding opportunities for cancer research, training and career development for both trainees and faculty. Upcoming deadlines start October 15th, 2018.
  • Siteman Investment Program 2018 Cycle 2 – Request for Applications (RFA) – This funding opportunity is designed to support projects which involve clinical trials, correlative studies on otherwise funded clinical trials, or which generate preliminary data that will provide the basis for future NIH or other nationally competitive funding

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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
  • HRPO Open Forum on the New Human Subjects Research Regulations – You are invited to attend a HRPO Open Forum to discuss new human subjects regulations that will go into effect in January 2019
  • Register for the 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop – The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Writing Program (GRFP) Workshop is offered to senior undergraduate students, and first- or second-year graduate students in order to teach them proposal-writing skills, with the goal of applying to the NSF GRFP
  • The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) will be live-streaming their 2018 Exploratory Workshop on Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research on Friday, September 7th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

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Upcoming Events

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Peds News

Fran Niemeyer-Murphy

After a long battle with cancer, Fran Niemeyer-Murphy, Sr. Manager of Research and Sr. Financial Analyst passed away on 8/20/18. Fran worked at the University for 38 years and in the Department of Pediatrics for 11 years.
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Family Resource Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Family Resource Center (FRC) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a pediatric health information library with consumer-friendly resources for families and the community. By offering families the opportunity to learn about their child’s health condition, the FRC enables them to make well-informed decisions and become full partners with their child’s health care team.
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