Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to our New Faculty Orientation program on Sept. 8, from 12-4 p.m., FLTC 301. This program is offered and encouraged for any faculty who are new as of the last academic year or for those who were unable to attend the orientation in September 2021.


  • Provide information on the promotion policies and identify critical success factors for prospering in an academic environment 
  • Introduce faculty to OFD’s mission and resources
  • Provide an introduction to the teaching structure of the Department of Pediatrics 
  • Begin the Diversity 1.0-4.0 training which introduces faculty to the basic awareness of cultural diversity, how culture influences the workplace, highlights the concept of unconscious bias and how it influences individuals on a daily basis. The goal is to create a climate of mutual respect in the workplace. 
12-12:45 p.m.  Welcome & OFD Overview  Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, MD Philip Abraham, MD 
12:45-12:55 p.m.Children’s DirectMike Turmelle, MD  Tera Holton, RN 
12:55-1 p.m. Break  
1-3 p.m. Diversity 1.0 & 2.0 Erin Stampp & Valerie Joyner 
3-3:20 p.m. Teaching Opportunities Laura Hall, MD   
3:20-3:30 p.m.  Physician Services Paula Murphy 
3:30-3:50 p.m. Library Services Emily Gallaher, MLS  

Diversity advisor training

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace for all faculty. This starts with recruitment of new hires with the help of diversity advisors. A diversity advisor serves as a member of faculty hiring committees and ensures that best practices in diversity, inclusion and equity are utilized through the hiring process. Diversity advisors may be a member of the faculty or staff. To learn more about diversity advisors, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

The Office of Faculty Development — in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — is offering two diversity advisor trainings for the Department of Pediatrics on Oct. 11 from 11:30-1 p.m. and on Oct. 27 from 11:30-1 p.m. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend either of these two trainings, and we are requesting at least one faculty member from each division be trained. When necessary, due to staffing constraints, one staff member can be trained instead of one faculty member. Completion of Diversity 1.0 and 2.0 is required to be eligible for the diversity advisor training. Both trainings will be offered in person in FLTC 204.

Interested faculty and staff are asked to RSVP here.

See OFD News

Faculty feature

Mallory Smith, MD, MS

Mallory Smith, MD, MS, grew up on the Texas side (i.e. the only side that matters) of Texarkana — a twin city that straddles Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.  She met her husband, Andrew, in the seventh grade, and the majority of their family still lives in Texarkana within a fifteen mile radius of one another.  After high school, Smith studied microbiology at the University of Texas in Austin which led her on a path (so she thought)…. Read more.

Faculty news

Kristine Wylie, PhD, has recently relocated her lab from the MPRB 6th floor to IOH 10th floor. Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD, has also started his lab there, and Arpita Vyas, MD, will soon be joining them. Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD, has started his lab on MPRB 6th floor, and Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD, is on MPRB 5th floor.

Funded awards

Congratulations to Andrea Coverstone, Michelle Gill, Robert Hayashi, David Hunstad, David Rosen, Laura Schuettpelz, Gregory Storch and Jack Wren. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding opportunities

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R01 Series – new: Oct. 5
U01 – new: Oct. 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

Divided City Faculty Collaborative Grants. Applications due Sept. 7, 2022.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Awards. Applications are due Sept. 9, 2022, by 4 p.m. (CST).

Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Pilot and Methods Grants. Letters of Intent are due Sept. 12, 2022.

Center for Drug Discovery and Siteman Cancer Center QuikSTART Grant Program. Applications are due Sept. 15, 2022.

Cancer Research Symposium. Abstracts are due Sept. 23, 2022.

CRE² Rotating Graduate Studios. Proposals are due Sept. 23, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

CRE² Rotating Undergraduate Studio. Proposals are due Sept. 23, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists & COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program. Letters of intent and applications due Oct. 1, 2022.

Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

Global Health Seed Funding. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CDT).

Dean’s Scholars Program. Applications are due Oct. 17, 2022.

For cancer related funding opportunities, please visit the Siteman Cancer Center website.

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 and postdoctoral opportunities

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2022.

TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2022.

Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series – Fall 2022 Schedule. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. starting Aug. 31, 2022, through Dec. 7, 2022.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Open enrollment for Fall 2022 courses now underway.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Position in Perioperative Wellness. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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 Pediatric Computing Facility — in collaboration with WashU IT — is identifying groups of devices that are currently unsupported and will not run the Digital Guardian software. Those with outdated devices will be contacted and will receive new or updated devices that are capable of running the software.

Research news

Sept. 9Data Management, Sharing, and Curation Workshop
Sept. 9Introduction to REDCap Webinar: Entering and Exporting Data
Sept. 15Computing Basics: the Unix Shell and Command Line Basics
Sept. 16Introduction to REDCap Webinar: Survey Setup and Distribution
Sept. 22 – Computing Basics: Software Applications Needed to Work in High Performance Computing Environments
Sept. 23Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp
Sept. 29 – Computing Basics: Basics of Submitting Jobs to the RIS Scientific Compute Platform
Sept. 30 – Introduction to REDCap Webinar: Longitudinal Projects

Upcoming events

What You Need to Know Wednesday
September 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OnCore for Pediatric Human Subjects Research
Presented by: WUSM OnCore Support Team
Zoom link sent out via calendar invitation from Terri DeVault 9/5 and 9/13

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine on Monday before meeting.  If you do not receive email, feel free to email for link

Sept. 15, 2022Wayne Yokoyama (Medicine, Rheumatology)
Sept. 22, 2022Jorge Di Paola
Oct. 6, 2022Guest Speaker – Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, CHOP

Peds news

Fun coincidence at the SPOT: Team members who work together tend to think alike! 
Note: this was not planned.

Left to right: Jeff Glotfelty, Carrie Shouse, Kelly Righton, Wren King