Clinical News

EPIC on the WAY

We are approaching the final weeks of preparation for Epic. A few key points you need to keep in mind as you get ready for go-live. Epic will not be available to end users until ALL training is complete. This includes classroom training and personalization labs. There are no exceptions so please keep this in mind, especially if you are unable to attend your scheduled session as you must make arrangements to reschedule. Please note: SABA is the source of truth for the location of personalization labs. Rooms have been reassigned and you may not have received an updated calendar invite with the correct location. So be safe and check SABA.
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Office of Faculty Development

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OFD News

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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Work Life Balance

Work-Life Solutions by GuidanceResources (formally EAP)

Few professionals face the physical, psychological and emotional demands that health care providers confront daily. If those demands threaten to overwhelm you, turn to our GuidanceResources program 24/7 for confidential help. Call 844-365-4587 or online Use Web ID: WASHU
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BOOK CLUB for Faculty and Fellows

Book Club for Faculty and Fellows
Our next book choice is Chekhov’s Doctors, A Collection of Chekhov’s Medical Tales by Anton Chekhov
Date and location: To be determined. It will be in the first 2 weeks of June. It will be held at a local restaurant for discussion and dinner.
Time: 6:30 pm
Email to be added to the book club email distribution list for notifications.
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The Connection between Social Media and Wellness

Julie Smith, M.S., our April guest speaker, was outstanding and offered critical information to know as clinicians and parents. Her book ‘Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged in World’ comes highly recommended.
OFD will have a copy of her book for checkout to any faculty member. Email to be added to the waiting list.
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Diversity 4.0 “Action”
will be offered twice in June 2018. Please register below for the session you will attend.

June 5, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Northwest Tower, Room 10A
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June 22, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Northwest Tower, Room 10A
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Faculty Feature

Aimée Baumann-Dudenhoeffer, M.D.

Aimee was born in Oregon, in a tiny coastal town (population 1000) so remote there was no radio or TV station. There, she developed an early interest in caring for sick newborns when her very first pet– a feral kitten she adopted– developed encephalitis. Her mother treated the kitten with IM penicillin and syringe feeds, and the patient survived with a normal lifespan, albeit with some cranial nerve deficits. Although the beauty of the southern Oregon Coast is unparalleled, opportunities in that region were limited.
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Faculty News

Megan Cooper, M.D.

Cooper named director of center for primary immunodeficiencies
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics and of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Cooper will use resources provided by the center to improve the availability of diagnostic testing and novel targeted therapies for children with primary immunodeficiencies (PIs).
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David Perlmutter, M.D.

Bowen, Perlmutter elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis sociocultural anthropologist John R. Bowen and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, join the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Tom Hanks and Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced April 18.
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John Constantino, M.D.

Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate
New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting there may be a leveling off. Still, researchers found that many children aren’t getting diagnosed until age 4 or older. The older a child is at diagnosis, the harder it is for health-care professionals to intervene and change the trajectory of autism spectrum disorder.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Leonard Bacharier, Amy Clark, Paul Hruz, David Hunstad, 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

  • The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis (the PRC) announces a Transdisciplinary Developmental Funding Program for investigators with a faculty appointment of Instructor and above to support early-stage, innovative research in preterm birth. Applications due May 18, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Pancreatic Cancer – Request for Applications, Revised Deadline – May 15
  • The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research is pleased to announce our inaugural Request for Proposals, the Emerging Leader Awards. Letters of Intent Due Monday, June 4
  • The Cancer Biology Pathway is now accepting applications for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees from any program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Selection of Predoctoral students will be made from students entering their 2nd and 3rd year of graduate training. Selection of Postdoctoral students will be made from students within two years of receiving their Ph.D. at the time of application.
    Students will be selected from laboratories of Siteman Cancer Center members, and chosen by a panel selected by the Siteman Cancer Center Basic Science Leadership Committee. Applications are due June 8th and the funding start date will be September 1, 2018.

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Welcome New Employees

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

  • We are pleased to announce effective immediately Washington University is in full support of the use of single IRBs for multi-site human subjects research
  • Updated process to add summer students as research team members
  • Reminders from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) regarding hazardous waste
  • New Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates effective 7.1.17-6.30.21
  • New Project Announcement: Animal Management Protocol System – An initiative to replace the current animal protocol and management system, eSirius, which is at the end of its useful life
  • The NIH has increased the Salary Cap to $189,600 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 7, 2018, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards
  • New Research Management System (RMS) for grant and contract proposal development and submission will be implemented on May 7, 2018. Importantly, we are asking you to submit your information and proposals earlier than normal over the next several months as we all adjust to a new system (see the “What You Need to Do…” section below)
  • On May 15, Washington University is moving the CITI login process to a direct, WUSTL-key enabled sign on. Users will select courses within the CITI website rather than through AISystem

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Upcoming Events

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Peds News

  • FY19 & FY20 Parking Rates
  • Pediatric Research Retreat
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast

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