Peds News


The University is transitioning from current HR (HRMS) and Finance (AIS/FIS) systems to Workday on July 1, 2021. This change has been in the making for more than 24 months and it is exciting to prepare for a new, more robust solution that will help us become a more data driven institution. 

As we prepare for the change here are some things you should expect:

  • Slightly different process for labs using Marketplace
    • More to come on training aids to support this change
  • Animal ordering will be initiated by laboratory staff via LAMPS system
  • Some slowness from administrative staff
    • The university is switching to a new chart of accounts – this is BIG!
  • Data will be in two systems for some period of time
    • More to come on this, too!

There are also some important dates to keep in mind. For purchasing and reimbursements:

  • Reimbursements to be processed in FY21 must be submitted by 6/21/21
  • Urgent orders must be in by 6/28/21
  • Orders will not be processed from 6/29/21 to 7/5/21
  • Orders in Workday are scheduled to begin on 7/6/21

Other key dates:

  • HRMS freeze (hire information to be in by this date) begins April 25th
  • New Non-employee NID creation is limited beginning June 1st 
  • HRMS blackout and NO new NIDs allowed beginning June 11th
  • No new grants or budget adjustments beginning June 11th until after July 6th
  • RMS/Workday integrations go live July 19th (tentative)
  • Grant balances will be unavailable from July 1 to mid-August (est.)
  • Payroll Cost Transfers will not be allowed to cross fiscal years and must be completed by June 11th

In the coming weeks more information and reminders will be shared regarding timelines, important dates, and other key points. In the meantime, please visit to learn more. 

Questions: please contact these subject matter expert leaders by category

Clinical News

Pediatric Specialty Care Now Available in North County

Washington University pediatric specialists are now providing outpatient care to patients in Florissant and the surrounding North County areas. The following specialties are offered in an environment dedicated to kids and teens:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Kidney Health (Nephrology)
  • Healthy Start Clinic

See North County-Graham Road Clinic for more information.

Office of Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Development is delighted to announce the recruitment of a new Program Coordinator.  Megan Shaffer will begin work this month. She comes from St. Louis University, where she has served as Career Services Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and completed a Master of Science at Western Illinois University. Her office will be SLCH 6100 J. 

See OFD News

Faculty Feature

David Bark, PhD

Raised in a rural farming town in northern Illinois, Dave began his career baling hay and detasseling corn…. Read more.

Funded Awards

Congratulations to Angela Brown, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, Abby Green, Jeffrey Magee, Gregory Storch and Zachary Vesoulis. Read more.

Funding Opportunities

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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

Edward P. Evans Center for MDS – Developmental Research Awards
Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 (by 5:00 PM)
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Amount: Up to $70,000 for one year
The goal is to support innovative clonal hematopoiesis and myelodysplastic syndrome research (see Developmental Research Awards).

Funding for Pilot and Feasibility Studies Related to the Rheumatic Diseases – The Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (RDRRC) at Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for its Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) program (see RDRRC).

COVID-19 related funding opportunities are curated weekly on the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research COVID-19 website.

Welcome New Employees

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees.
Read more.

Research News

Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR) Courses – Enrollment Open!
The Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research Program offers a variety of courses to open enrollment students are designed for professionals who wish to gain a wider perspective of how health behaviors impact clinical outcomes (see AHBR Courses).

Registration Open – Introduction to MDClone Workshops
Webinars on MDClone, the new campus resource from the Institute for Informatics’ Center for Population Health Informatics, are now available. MDClone is a free, secure, self-service platform for building queries and downloading computationally derived (“synthetic”) electronic medical record data from the I² Research Data Core (RDC) (see MDClone).

Please join us for the Pediatric Clinical Translational Investigator (PCTI) Seminar Series.  The goals of this series are:

  • Build the community of clinical and translational investigators focused on child health
  • Enhance your science
  • Foster new collaborations
  • Solutions to common barriers

Tuesdays 12-1 p.m.
Zoom link provided in the weekly Department of Pediatrics Weekly Conference Schedule

There are a limited number of presentation slots remaining this Spring!  Please contact Kathy Kiefer at if you are interested in presenting!

Becker Library REDCap Webinars for April – Registration open for upcoming REDCap webinars!  Join Becker Library’s Data Management and Sharing Services for REDCap Webinars in April (see REDCap Webinars for April).

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Upcoming Events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.
May 7, 2021: 1-2 pm – Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Debra Warren
Case Presentation: Dr. Leo Schmuylovich
Research Talk: Dr. Lori Holtz

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine every Monday

4/8/2021Carmen Halabi
4/15/2021Nicole Gilbert*
4/22/2021Michelle Gill (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
4/29/2021Brendan Mathias (Bednarski) / Lauren Broestl (Rubin)

What You Need To Know Wednesday
Privacy Update: Issues & Trends in Pediatric Research and during COVID-19
Presented By: Christine Schorb, WUSM Privacy Officer
Wednesday, April 14th
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Zoom link will be sent out via email from Terri DeVault on 4/1, 4/7 and 4/14.