Peds Newsletter

Faculty Feature

Dr. Brian Stotter

Brian Stotter, MD, grew up in Westfield, NJ, a suburb of New York City, in an era when grunge rock, bowl haircuts, and Beanie Babies were all the rage…
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Faculty News

Jason Newland, MD, M.Ed

If you’ve had COVID-19, you’re likely protected, Wash U infectious disease specialist says
Dr. Jason Newland from Washington University answers your coronavirus questions
WashU doctors answer coronavirus questions



Gregory Storch, MD

Why do parents keep hearing about the microbiome?




Phillip Tarr, MD

Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies




Funded Awards

Congratulations to Jagruti Anadkat, Aimee Baumann-Dudenhoeffer, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, Jonathan Cooper, Robert Hayashi, Mark Lowe, Jeffrey Magee, Peter Michelson, Philip Spinella, Gregory Storch, George Van Hare and Kel Vin Woo.
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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

Welcome New Employees

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

10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic Read more here.



Research News

In the wake of COVID-19 and its disruptive effects on our society, mHealth research is more urgent than ever. (see mHealth Research Core).

Research Operations: We ask that deans pay particular attention to working with department heads, faculty and principal investigators on plans for continuing to conduct research at their schools. (see Update: COVID-19 Information for Researchers).

The COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers page is updated continuously with information on several topics. (see Recommendations for Researchers – COVID-19).

The Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI) is pleased to announce recent changes and an expanded scope for the Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core (PDMMC) with Dr. Jeff Miner as PI (see Expanded Scope for CDI Core).

As we prepare for contingency work arrangements in response to COVID-19, we must also focus attention on ensuring the continued security of Protected Health Information (PHI) (see Policies and Requirements for Remote Work).

Today all Research Monitors must complete “HIPAA Training for Research Monitors” prior to being granted EpicCare Link access at WUSM (see EpicCare Link-Guidelines for Research Monitors).

The Office of Technology Management staff members are working remotely and remain committed to serving your needs (see Reaching the Office of Technology).

With the ongoing escalation of risk level in St. Louis for spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) have recently updated Washington University’s Guidance on Clinical and Human Subject Research addressing the on-campus research visits that are and are not allowable to perform in-person, along with additional procedural updates in the IRB/HRPO FAQ document (see Guidance on Clinical and Human Subject Research).

The Center for Clinical Studies (CCS) office is closed until further notice, and we will be working remotely effective immediately (see CCS Procedures During COVID-19 Closures).

LabArchives is offering free online course content available in the Classroom & Education version of LabArchives (see Free Online Course Content for Research Instructors).

The following application deadline has been extended (see McDonnell Centers’ Funding Application Deadline Extended).

The National Institutes of Health has updated their SF424 (R&R) Application Forms Instructions to Forms F (see SF424 (R&R) Application Form Instructions – Forms F).

The Division of Physician-Scientists announces the first request for applications for the Dean’s Scholars Program (see Request for Applications Dean’s Scholars Program, Division of Physician-Scientists).

We are pleased to announce the availability of both NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals that fall under the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) (see NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently recorded a webinar about the requirement to use an NSF-approved format for both the biographical sketch and current & pending support documents as part of proposals submitted to NSF (see NSF Webinar-Approved Formats for Biographical Sketch and Current & Pending Support Documents).

The School of Medicine commends its investigator community in continuing to develop high-quality proposals for clinical studies aimed at finding and testing solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic (see Clinical Studies of Coronavirus-Recommendations and Review Process).

During the weeks of June 15 and June 22, the Brown School is taking an array of skill-building classes online (see Brown School Summer Institute 2020-Now Online).

Work with biomedical research trainees from across the nation to innovatively solve problems in these challenging times (see E4B Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine-Summer 2020 Course).

The T37 LEAD Global Training Program is accepting applications for a 1 to 2 year postdoctoral position (see LEAD Global Training Program-Postdoc Opportunity).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series

– Remaining PMMS talks are CANCELED until the fall

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.

The next Jeffrey Modell Conference will resume in the Fall

Office of Faculty Development

Click here for OFD website


We will resume our contributions to the Pediatrics Newsletter in lieu of the Corona Times!
We have appreciated all your positive feedback on our Zoom events and will be announcing more soon. Please see below resources that we have found for Wellness, Teaching online, Resources for those with children learning at home, Diversity and Inclusion resources.

What you’ve been waiting for – A NEW VIDEO produced by Liz Scott:

Pediatrics Video

Resources for Wellness

WU Continuing Medical Education Free CME related to Covid-19, including (among others):

  • Jason Newland’s “Covid 19 in the Midst of a Pandemic”
  • Rachel Orscheln’s “Treatments for Covid 19”
  • “Weathering the Storm: Provider Mental Health and COVID 19,”
  • “Data-driven Approaches to the Covid pandemic and Convalescent plasma transfusion for Covid 19”

WUMS Employee online support groups:
WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page.
Click here for several resources, including Edge for and The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Health Care

Resources for teaching online

Association of College and University Educators – Webinars covering Effective Online Instruction:

Resources for parents with school-aged children

Trying to balance your work and your child’s schoolwork can be very challenging. Here are a few resources we’ve come across:
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Diversity and Inclusion related to Covid Resources