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Strategies for Writing a Successful Journal Article – How to Begin

Sponsored by Faculty Affairs
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Human Resources Training Room 2057, 2nd floor, Mid Campus Center, 4590 Children’s Place
Speaker: Karen L. Dodson, MBA
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Clinician Educator Portfolio (CEP)

Bess Marshall, MD, has prepared a PowerPoint presentation to guide you in your Clinician Educator Portfolio (CEP) development. When you begin to prepare your promotion packet, she is available to meet with you to review your CEP prior to submitting to the department admissions committee or you may email a draft of your CEP for review. Please contact Janet Braun, for assistance.
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Diversity 3.0 “Commitment”

Diversity 3.0 will be offered twice in March 2018. Please register for the session you will attend.
The goal of this training is to provide language to address discrimination without shaming others, but rather fostering inclusion.  We accomplish this goal through interactive media, positive response techniques, and activities that encourage empathetic understanding through exploring real life identities.

Diversity 3.0 March 6 (Tuesday) at noon in NWT10A
Click here to register for Diversity 3.0 March 6 (Tuesday)

Diversity 3.0 March 20 (Tuesday) at 8:00 am in NWT10A
Click here to register for Diversity 3.0 March 20 (Tuesday)

Staff Passport Program Certificate

Would you like to delve into Diversity & Inclusion deeper? HR has developed a new initiative called Passport to Diversity and Inclusion.
The Diversity & Inclusion courses 1 through 4 are requirements for this curriculum. Complete 4 other electives courses and receive your Level 1 certificate.
Click here to register for all your D&I Training and gain your Staff Passport Program Certificate – Level 1 upon completion of 8 courses.
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OUT in Medicine Professional Panel

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm; Reception following
Connor Auditorium, FLTC
Come listen as LGBTQ-identified faculty, staff, students and residents share their experiences in academic medicine.
Register to Jen Mosher ( by March 12.
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Work Life Balance

Relaxation Break – Chair Massage

March 7 from 11 am – 1 pm in physician’s lounge, 3rd floor SLCH
Stop by and enjoy a relaxing 10 minute chair massage, provided by professional massage therapist Jo McClaine. With compression, kneading, and gliding strokes she can help relieve stress and reduce muscle tension in your back, neck, and shoulders. Jo has worked for 9 years at the BJC WellAware Center, where she also does therapeutic table massage. Registration not required.
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Happy Hour for Faculty and Fellows

All faculty and fellows in Pediatrics are invited to Pediatrics’ 3rd happy hour at The International Tap Room in the CWE. 16 S. Euclid, walking distance from campus
Friday April 27 from 4-7 pm
Drinks and food provided
No registration required
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Faculty Feature

Dustin Baldridge, M.D., Ph.D.

Dustin’s parents hail from Arkansas, and his family moved to suburban St. Louis when he was one year old, so that his father could take a position as a computer programmer for the Missouri-Pacific railroad.  Dustin is the second of five children, and here discloses the information required of him as a St. Louisan: He went to high school at Chaminade and lived in Crestwood / Sunset Hills.  Dustin and his wife, Megan, now enjoy spending time at their Webster Groves home where they care for backyard chickens and assemble jigsaw puzzles.
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Faculty News

Amjad Horani, M.D.

Genetic Lung Disease’s Molecular Roots Identified
Respiratory infections peak during the winter months, and most people recover within a few weeks. But for those with a rare genetic lung disease, the sniffling, coughing and congestion never end. The tiny hairlike structures called cilia that normally sweep mucus through the airways don’t work properly in people with what’s known as primary ciliary dyskinesia.
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Paul Hruz M.D., Ph.D. and
Brian DeBosch, M.D., Ph.D.

LEAP Inventor Challenge – Novel Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease
This project seeks to revolutionize NAFLD treatment by selectively targeting a key nutrient sensor in the liver with a novel patentable small molecule inhibitor.
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Megan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Laura Schuettpelz, Indi Trehan and Yumi Turmelle
for being elected to the Society of Pediatric Research!
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Allan Doctor, M.D.

$5 million aids development of artificial red blood cells
Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46. In the U.S., there are about 30,000 preventable deaths each year in patients with severe bleeding from trauma.
In an effort to stem the number of fatalities, a research team led by Allan Doctor, MD, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is working to develop artificial red blood cells to serve as a blood substitute and a bridging therapy that might keep injured people alive until they can get to a hospital.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jennifer Avari Silva, Todd Druley, Andrea Granados, Andrew Janowski, and Philip Spinella.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • The School of Engineering & Applied Science is pleased to announce the fourth annual call for its seed grant program: Collaboration Initiation Grants (CIG). Proposals should be submitted by Monday, March 5, 2018
  • The Departments of Surgery, Medicine and Pediatrics, Mid-America Transplant Services and The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital have provided funds to support research studies in transplantation research at Washington University. Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018, Start date: July 1, 2018
  • Applications are still being considered on a rolling basis for fall 2018 courses available in the Washington University School of Medicine Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program
  • The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has a T32 Predoctoral Training Program offering medical students a 12-month mentored research experience with opportunities to participate in research on many levels. Due Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program, An Online Training Program for Residents, Fellows, Jr. Faculty, and Pre-Doctoral Trainees, Applications Now Open
  • The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) invites anyone interested in applying for the KL2 Career Development Awards Program for the 2018 application cycle to attend one of their upcoming information sessions on Monday, March 5 or Thursday, March 15th
  • The Siteman Investment Program (SIP) funds internal, cancer-related research projects twice a year. 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. The 2018 Cycle 1 is open. For details, see the attached RFA
  • The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) at Washington University in St. Louis has been developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands. LOIs and Applications due April 1 and October 1

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Welcome New Employees

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

Accessing Epic on WashU Computers

These instructions apply to WashU computers only. You must be connected to a secure WashU or BJC network before logging in (WUSM-secure or direct wired connection, not Guest or Eduroam).
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Research News

  • Dr. Jennifer Silva and Dr. Vijay Ramani fill the roles of Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
  • The Brown School’s Summer Institute offers intensive opportunities for skill building in evaluation, management & leadership, policy, and statistical analysis. Our faculty brings together a strong team of Brown School scholars and administrative leaders, along with leading practitioners from the community
  • The Fourth International Workshop on the Statistical Analyses of Multi-outcome Data (SAM 2018) will be held at Washington University in St. Louis on June 11-12, 2018
  • Working at the University-Industry Interface: Effective Strategies for Active Researchers – A new seven-part webseries, from the University-Industry Development Partnership (UIDP), will provide a unique look at how to create better research partnerships between corporations and universities
  • Working at the University-Industry Interface: Effective Strategies for Active Researchers – A new seven-part webseries, from the University-Industry Development Partnership (UIDP), will provide a unique look at how to create better research partnerships between corporations and universities
  • Becker Library Researcher Workshop Series: Spring 2018: NIH Biosketch and NCBI SciENcv 3.1.18 and NIH and Other Public Access Policies – 3.15.18
  • Epic Open Office Hours – for Clinical Researchers. The WUSM/BJH Epic1 Research team is building your research records in Epic in preparation for the June 2018 Epic go-live. McDonnell Pediatric Research Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 6 & 7

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Peds News

Susan Starbuck’s Retirement Party

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