EPIC go-live is on target for June 2, 2018. Shortly after the transition to EPIC, AllScripts will be read only. That means that all tasks, notes and charges for any services prior to June 2nd must be promptly completed. The deadline to complete all work in Allscripts is June 15th. This is extremely important as once AllScripts is read only (currently planned for June 16th), you will not be able to modify or add content. Once EPIC is live, the expectations for timely completion of notes and charges will change. These new expectations will be announced prior to go-live. (EPIC provides the functionality to easily track these metrics)
Feb. 9th, 9:15 am in Clopton Auditorium
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Director, National LGBT Health Education Center
July 13-15, 2018
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Submit Proposals & Attend!
Colleagues, please note that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs annual Professional Development Conference will be held in St. Louis this coming July 13-15 at the Union Station Hotel. WUSM will be a “host” school for this conference. Please plan to attend the conference and to submit proposals for program sessions and posters. The official call for proposals will open on January 23 and registration will begin in April. See below for more information and stay tuned.
February 28 at 6:30 pm Book Club meeting with Discussion
Basso, 7036 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63117
Click here to register.
Our 1st book selection is “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. Our reading group is registered as a book club at Left Bank Books in CWE. For the 30 days before the date of our meeting you will receive a 20% discount on our selected book. We are called WU Kid Docs Book Club in their book club section.
Register to attend the book club meeting at Basso. We will make restaurant reservations.
Dr. Margaret Lozovatsky was born in Minsk, Belarus to a teacher and an engineer. At the age of nine, she immigrated to the United States along with her parents and younger sister. The family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spent the rest of her childhood. From a young age, Margaret had an interest in math and science. She was often found playing with puzzles and solving equations in her spare time. She has also always had a love for children and spent many summers as a camp counselor, paving the way for her future as a pediatrician.
Formula made with cow’s milk does not increase diabetes risk
A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase such children’s risk for developing the disease.
The findings provide a long-awaited answer to the question of whether infant formula made with cow’s milk plays a role in the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Pediatric physician-scientists struggle for funding
For young physician-scientists, obtaining research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can be a springboard to significant contributions to medicine and further professional opportunities.
Name and Characteristics of National Institutes of Health R01-Funded Pediatric Physician-Scientists
Physician-scientists in general, and pediatric physician-scientists in particular, are vanishing.1– 3 Rates of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards to pediatric departments have declined from 23.8% to 16.8% during the past 10 years.4 Being granted an NIH independent investigator award (R01) is not only a means to support a physician-scientist’s research but also is a commonly required milestone for promotion.
Congratulations to Ana María Arbeláez, Megan Cooper, Carmen Halabi, Robert Hayashi, Paul Hruz, Mark Manary, Peter Michelson, Stephen Pak, Jessica Pittman, David Rosen, Daniel Rosenbluth, Shalini Shenoy, Kathleen Simpson, Ashley Steed, Gregory Storch, Barbara Warner, Kel Vin Woo, and Xunjun Xiao.
R01 Series – new: February 5
U01 – new: February 5
K Series – new: February 12
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: February 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: February 25
The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees.
The CEP is now available for faculty in the profile system.
The patients may be tiny, but moving them to their new, temporary home was big. On Jan. 27, 41 infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) were moved from the hospital’s longtime NICU space into the expanded NICU area in the newly opened 12-story expansion to SLCH. The setup connects — via skywalk — the older and newer NICU spaces to a labor and delivery floor in the neighboring, newly opened Barnes-Jewish Parkview Tower.