Clinical News


Discharge codes are time based. The billing provider must document his/her total time along with discharge management services personally performed.
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Office of Faculty Development

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OFD News

Workshops Open to Faculty and Fellows

“The Current Research on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Fads for Personal Wellness”
April 19, 2019

8-9 am with Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Kyleigh Kirbach, RDN, LD
WUSM Dept. of Medicine – Nutritional Science
Register here by April 15
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“Thriving Amidst Chaos Workshops”
May 10, 2019
Attend as many sessions as you like.
Guest Speaker: Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS
University of Iowa
8-9 am Productivity Basics, SLCH 3rd floor auditorium
12-1 pm Becoming a More Productive Writer, NWT10A
2-3 pm Managing email effectively, NWT10A
Register here by May 6
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Diversity 3.0 Training – Commitment

Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Open to All
Please register for your preferred time below.
3.0, 5/2/19, 8-9am, NWT 10A
3.0, 5/17/19, 12p-1 pm, NWT 10A
Diversity 4.0 will be offered in June.
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Save the Dates

Happy Hour – May 9 @ itap, 4-7 pm


Foam Rolling Open to Faculty and Fellows

What is foam rolling? Watch this video to find out. Physical therapists say placing your body on a foam roller to target knots and trigger points can help you in many ways. Taught by Proactive Life Training LLC, Kasia Radecka, Licensed Physical Therapist. Free! Monthly sessions from April-August.
Dates and Registration Here
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Chair Massage Open to Faculty and Fellows

Provided by professional massage therapist Jo McClaine of Move-BJC. For faculty and fellows in the physician lounge on 1st week day of each month starting May 1st.
Dates, time and registration here.
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Did you Know…

About My Way to Health. The April/May workshops on WUSM campus, open to all, are:

  • Spiced Up Salads: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12-1pm, Midcampus Center, Suite 2100
  • Popular Kitchen Gadgets: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12-1pm, Midcampus Center, Suite 2100

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Faculty Feature

Sima Bhatt, MD, MSCI

Dr. Sima Bhatt was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She always questioned why her parents chose to emigrate from India to a city that was recently publicizing temperatures colder than Antarctica, Mount Everest, and Siberia. Nonetheless, she and her two sisters learned to brave the cold weather and even managed to go to school when there were a few feet of snow on the ground, a feat she learned later in life, is not an expectation in most cities.
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Faculty News

Andrew J. White, MD

Edelson, White, Yau receive Goldstein awards
The Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education recognize outstanding teaching and commitment to medical education and are among the highest honors faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis can receive. This year’s recipients, selected by a committee of faculty members, are Brian Edelson, MD, PhD, Andrew J. White, MD, and Timothy Yau, MD. The awards are presented annually by the medical school’s Office of Education.
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Rachel C. Orscheln, MD

Little girl fighting for her life after complications from flu
ST. LOUIS — Layla Lynn Thomas has always been a healthy little girl. Then, like many little kids, she got sick.
“It was a low-grade fever that kind of went up and down,” said Jessica Kile, Layla’s aunt. “It was nothing that we haven’t seen before.”
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Mary Hartman, Mark Lowe, Mark Manary, Peter Michelson, and Gregory Storch
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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

  • FY20 McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity – The McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology is offering its annual Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support outstanding postdoctoral investigators within the Washington University neuroscience community
  • Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Leukemia – Request for Applications, SPORE in Leukemia-Developmental Research Awards, Application Deadline: May 1, 2019, Start Date: July 1, 2019, Up to $70,000 for one year

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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.
  • 2019 Summer Student Research Team Member Process Update – Each summer Washington University welcomes students from across the country to participate in research experiences on campus. Several years ago, HRPO instituted a process to facilitate the addition of summer students as research team members. We have updated the process to add summer students for 2019
  • Updated NIH Policy for Institutional Training Grants – This notification is an update on the prior announcement regarding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) new policy for training grants

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Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series –

#SciComm Thursdays – Read more. (April 11)
Pediatric Research “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series – Read more. (April 10)

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