Office of Faculty Development

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Pediatrics’ Faculty Breakfast

“Reimagining Medicine: Reclaiming the Joy”
Raymond C. Barfield, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy
Duke University

November 15, 2019 7:30—8:30 am NWT 10A
Please register with Limited to 25 seats
Sponsored by the Carver Project and Cordell Institute


Chair Massage:

Open to fellows and faculty NEW Location-NWT 8B
Friday, November 15th from 12-2pm
Sign-up for a time slot here
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The OFD Co-Director, Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, MD is the diversity Ombuds for our department. Our goal is to foster a climate that embraces diversity, increases inclusion by expanding educational, visibility, community engagement and recruitment/retention efforts in the Department of Pediatrics. Our 1st event to foster community is the upcoming social.

Under Represented in Medicine (URiM) Social
Open to all who identify as URiM
November 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Kaldi’s Coffee in MCC Link
Beverages and Food from Kaldi’s provided by OFD
Email if you would like to attend.



What is it? Free scientific editing services and professional development.
Services: Organization of content & conceptual analysis; writing structure & clarity; copy editing; graphics feedback
More details here.

Faculty Feature

Dr. Jorge Di Paola

Growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina Jorge had 2 passions that would ultimately determine the direction of his personal and professional life…
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Faculty News

Celeste Morley, MD, PhD

Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice
Premature infants are at high risk of developing life-threatening lung infections, partly because their lungs are underdeveloped at birth. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found, in mice, that an inhaled drug promotes the development of lung immunity and reduces the risk of pneumonia.
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Funded Awards

Congratulations to Fahd Ahmad, Leonard Bacharier, Charles Canter, John Constantino, Megan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Anthony French, Sarah Garwood, Mark Manary, Peter Michelson, Jason Newland, Gregory Storch, Michael Thompson.
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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

    • NIH Due Dates
    • Washington University Internal Competitions – Federal Sources
    • Washington University Internal Competitions – Private Funding Sources
    • Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund – Request for Applications – Deadline: November 8, 2019 – The Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund has issued its second request for applications from Washington University investigators for grants of $50,000 to $200,000. (Read more here)
    • K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS) Program – Call for Applications! MTIS prepares scholars to become independent, productive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) researchers focused on Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) disorders. This K12 program provides personalized educational pathways that allow scholars to identify competencies needed to address their specific goals and anticipated career trajectory. (Read more here)
    • Agency: V Foundation for Cancer Research – Mechanism: V Scholar Award -Deadline: November 21, 2019. Overview: V Scholar Awards are prestigious young investigator awards that support young tenure-track faculty early in their cancer research careers by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research and helps leverage their independent research careers and enable them to be more competitive for larger (e.g. RO1) grants. (Read more here)
    • Agency: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation – Mechanism: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award – Deadline: November 21, 2019. Overview: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine. (Read more here)
    • Agency: V Foundation for Cancer Research – Mechanism: V Foundation Pediatric Research Grant Program – Scholar or Translational – Deadline: December 10, 2019. Overview: The scholar award supports young tenure-track faculty to begin their cancer research career in projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research. Any cancer research area is permitted for the V Scholar Award proposal. (Read more here)
    • Social Policy Institute and McDonnell Academy – Call for Proposals for Seed Grant Program – Due November 30, 2019. The new Social Policy Institute at Washington University and the McDonnell Academy are seeking proposals for collaboration between Washington University researchers and researchers at international universities. (Read more here)
    • Departments of Surgery, Medicine and Pediatrics, Mid-America Transplant Services and The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital have provided funds to support research studies in transplantation research at Washington University. Grant funding will be for one year. Two grants will be awarded. Awards will be $50,000 each. Deadline: Monday, December 23, 2019. (Read more here)

Welcome New Employees

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

All current Washington University students, faculty, and staff now have access to LinkedIn Learning’s resources, which cover a broad range of topics from Adobe to Zoom. Learn more here.

Research News

Necessary Elements in the Fundamentals of Human Research – This 3 day course provides an introduction to the conduct of human research (see Fundamentals of Human Research).

2020 Researcher Forum – Resources for Effective Research Management – January 8 & 9, 2020 – Eric P. Newman Education Center & Hillman Hall
Registration is now open for the 2020 Researcher Forum, an event specifically for faculty engaged in sponsored research (see Researcher Forum).

Upgrades to Disclosure Forms in the COI module within Research Management System are now live! Major enhancements were implemented as a direct result of user feedback. In addition, the School of Medicine added a new form for clinicians providing expert witness testimony (see Disclosure Forms).

Jeanne Velders has accepted the position of IRB Executive Director of the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) at Washington University. Jeanne has been serving as the Interim Executive Director for HRPO following Martha Jones’ departure this past July (see IRB Executive Director Announcement).

Upcoming Events

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series


11/7/2019 Patrick Reich / Shannon Agner (Klein)
11/14/2019 Celeste Morley
11/21/2019 Eric Allenspach – Assistant Professor Univ. of WA
11/28/2019 No Conference

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conf.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sung-Yun Pai
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
November 22nd at 9:15
Grand Rounds

What You Need to Know Wednesday

“Great ICTS Resources You Should Know About”
Presented by: Elizabeth “Betsy” Keath, PhD
WUSM Associate Professor of Medicine
Translational Research Program Officer
Research Development Program Director
Institute of Clinical and Translational Science
Wednesday, November 13th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
NWT Conference Room 10A

The Peds Scene

On October 23rd the NWT 10th Floor had a Wizard of Oz themed pumpkin decorating contest. Thank you to those that entered!
Check out the photos here.

The MPRB had a contest on October 29th – also themed Wizard of Oz. Thank you to all who participated.
Check out the photos here.

The TAB Building had a contest on October 31st. Check out the photos here.