Clinical News

Emergency services now provided at Northwest HealthCare

As of July 1, pediatricians with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital will provide coverage in Christian Hospital’s Northwest HealthCare Emergency Department, located at 1220 Graham Rd., in Florissant, Mo.
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Rubin Receives Pioneer Award

Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology has been awarded the Pioneer Award for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology from the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF). A non-profit organization, CBTF was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Their mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.
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Office of Faculty Development
New Faculty Orientation

Information will pertain to your career development specific to the department of pediatrics. Please note, this is in addition to the July 9th Pediatric Administration and August 7th Faculty Affairs orientations. You are encouraged to attend all 3 programs as they offer different information. You will receive information about each orientation from the respective group.
Save the Date:
August 23, 2018
Box Lunch Provided
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Faculty and Fellow Happy Hour at CWE iTap

August 23, 2018 4-7 pm
16 S. Euclid (Walking distance from campus)
Drinks and appetizers provided
Registration not required
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“The Psychology of Mindset and Resilience”

Open to faculty and fellows
Guest Speaker: Tim Bono, PhD, Assistant Dean WUSTL School of Arts & Science
Faculty Breakfast Save the Date
October 12, 2018, 8:00-9:00 am,
SLCH 3rd Floor Auditorium
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OFD Library

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  • Family Focused
  • Career Focused
  • Work-Life Focused
  • Web-Based Books/Articles/Resources
  • Recommended Reading Lists (Books not in OFD)

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Faculty Feature

Kathleen Simpson, M.D.

Kathleen Simpson is a St. Louis native who grew up in University City as one of five children. She has fond memories of spending family free time in Forest Park on the bike trail and in the museums as a child. Her grandmother, in particular, was known for camping out pre-show in the Muny “free seats” with her grandchildren during the summer months.
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Faculty News


Medical faculty elected to Society for Pediatric Research
Five faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently were elected to the Society for Pediatric Research, which aims to improve child health through research, professional collaboration and advocacy. They are Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD; Brian J. DeBosch, MD, PhD; Laura G. Schuettpelz, MD, PhD; Indi Trehan, MD; and Yumirle P. Turmelle, MD.
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Gregory Storch, M.D.

Storch Named Research Integrity Officer
I am delighted to announce that Gregory Storch, MD, has agreed to take on the role of Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for Washington University, effective July 1, 2018. Greg will replace Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, who has served in this role since 2006. Greg is the Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics, and also holds joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology. Greg is a nationally renowned scholar, teacher, and clinician with impressive accomplishments in virology and the molecular identification of new and emerging pathogens.
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David Perlmutter, M.D.

Gov. Parson meets with Washington University leaders
Washington University leaders met with Missouri’s newly installed governor, Mike Parson, during his Wed., June 20, visit to the Medical Campus. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, talked with Parson about the university’s academic strengths and innovative research. The governor’s visit was one in a series of stops in St. Louis to meet with the area’s top employers, including Schnuck Markets and Boeing Co.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Megan Cooper, Todd Druley, Amanda Emke, Thomas Ferkol, Avihu Gazit, David Hunstad, Peter Michelson, Katie Plax.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) announces the 12th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). Awards will be considered for Pilot Grants, Community Engaged Research Projects and Innovative Analytical Methodology
  • Rita Allen Foundation, Internal Application Deadline: August 1, 2018, The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program supports basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, neuroscience, and immunology. Candidates should demonstrate persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in research in these fields
  • Call for proposals – The Washington University Diabetes Research Center anticipates awarding new Pilot & Feasibility Grants starting 12/01/18
  • The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is currently seeking applications for the KL2 Career Development Award Program, aimed at incoming or current junior faculty interested in clinical and translational research
  • Children’s Discovery Institute Call for Proposals due by 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2018

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Welcome New Employees

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

Office 2016 Login Changing to WUSTL Key

On June 26, the login experience for users of Office 2016 on a PC changed. At the next password change or new login to any installed Office 2016 app, Microsoft Office 2016 applications will display the Washington University WUSTL Key login page instead of the normal Windows username/password screen.
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Research News

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Peds News

Cardinals Tailgating!

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