Office of Faculty Development

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Congratulations to all the recent faculty appointments and promotions. These faculty have demonstrated excellent work and a commitment to their development in academics, patient care, research and community efforts.

Read more for the highlights of each of their accomplishments.

2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients from Pediatrics

The Distinguished Faculty awards recognize outstanding achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching. They are co-sponsored by the dean’s office, the Office of Faculty Affairs, Central Administration and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council.

Congratulations to both Joan Downey, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Division of Newborn Medicine and Sarah Garwood, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescents, for recognition of their community service.

Mark your calendars for the award ceremony and reception – Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:00 pm, Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium

EPIC Help is Available One-on-One

The number one stressor mentioned on the Office of Faculty Development faculty wellness survey was EPIC. So…
WUCAT aka Washington University Clinical Assistance Team aka EPIC experts will be available in the doctor’s lounge on December 9, 11, 12 and 13 from 11 am-2 pm to meet with faculty. You may make an appointment or just walk in. Please use the Google Doc provided to make an appointment or let us know if you may walk in. Help will be available for many issues – see the attached list.

You may also schedule an appointment for another time or you may arrange for an WUCAT expert to come with you as you work and help in the moment. To do so email and provide the following information.
Date and Times: Please provide two options:

Please take maximum advantage of this opportunity to make your EPIC work more efficient and less stressful.


Chair Massage:

Open to fellows and faculty NEW Location-NWT 8B
Monday, December 16th from 12-2pm
Sign-up for a time slot here
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Faculty Feature

Dr. Beverly Brozanski

Dr. Beverly Brozanski was born in a small town southeast of Pittsburgh, PA to parents who were second-generation descendants from Eastern Europe…
Read more.

Faculty News

Stephanie Fritz, MD and Patrick Hogan

Drug-resistant staph can spread easily in household environments


Funded Awards

Congratulations to Sesh Cole, Megan Cooper, Patricia Dickson, Misty Good, Monica Hulbert, David Hunstad, Mark Manary, Brigida Rusconi and Gregory Storch.
Read more.

Funding Opportunities

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

Welcome New Employees

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

IT News

For Windows users, you can easily toggle between open programs using the Alt + Tab keys. For Mac users, the Command-Tab and Command-Shift-Tab will cycle forward and backward through your open applications.


Research News

The OVCR has developed a PI Departure Checklist to offer guidance when PIs are preparing to leave the University. The departing PI and department administrators should review the checklist and determine applicability and responsibility of each item (see PI Departure Checklist).

The Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) at WashU School of Medicine in St. Louis has launched the medical and research careers of dozens of successful medical and health professionals. ASPIRE is a competitive summer research program for undergraduate students interested in medicine and clinical research (see ASPIRE).

2020 Researcher Forum: Resources for Effective Research Management
January 8 & 9, 2020, Eric P. Newman Education Center & Hillman Hall
Keynote Address by Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Director, Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology (see 2020 Researcher Forum).

Big Ideas Competition 2020 – Applicants for the Big Ideas Competition may request up to $50,000. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to apply for the competition is December 13, 2019. Award decisions will be announced at the annual I2 symposium April 10, 2020 (see Big Ideas).

2nd Annual Welcome to the Wall – an event to celebrate WashU faculty startups
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4 – 6 p.m., 4240 Duncan Avenue, Suite 110
The Office of Technology Management is hosting their annual reception to celebrate WashU startups. New this year, the 2019 LEAP awardees will be announced by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship (see Welcome to the Wall).

3rd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Symposium and Poster Session
“Building a Learning Health Care System: From Lab to Laptop”

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Friday, February 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Abstracts Deadline: December 6, 2019, Ignite-Style Video Submissions Deadline: December 13, 2019. The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) is hosting their third annual symposium to explore how the application of informatics tools and methods contributes to the creation and operation of a learning health care system (see ICTS Symposium).

Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) Career Development Seminar – “Patient Recruitment for Research: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box”
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Wohl Hospital Building, Wohl Auditorium (see CRTC Career Development Seminar).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series



12/5/2019 Jen Philips – Associate Professor of Med WUSM
12/12/2019 Jessica Pittman
12/19/2019 Haina Shin – Assistant Professor of Med WUSM
12/26/2019 No Conference
1/2/2020 No Conference

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conference

December 6, 1-2 PM – Room 801 CSRB-NT
Case Presentation
“An Atypical Presentation of a Typical Immunodefiency”
Ashley Steed, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Instructor

Research Presentation
“Bourbon Virus: An Emerging Tick-Borne Virus Infection”
Jacco Boon, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases