November 2022

Office of Faculty Development

Leadership Development Program 2023

The Office of Faculty Development is offering the 11th Leadership Development Program beginning Feb. 2, 2023. Anyone interested in participating should contact their division director. 

The goals of this program are to enhance successful leadership characteristics and to identify the implications and impact of leadership and communication styles. The Leadership Development Program is seeking faculty who are eager to development and enhance their leadership skills, abilities, and style for their current and future leadership roles. The program is also open to employees in current leadership positions, including nurse managers, clinical directors and research administrators. 

Program topics will include:

  • Clarifying roles
  • WUSM/SLCH relationship
  • Social styles
  • Resiliency and self-care
  • Professionalism
  • Managing change
  • Authentic and courageous communication
  • DE&I cultural competence

The ten sessions program will begin on Feb. 2, 2023, and end in May 2023. The sessions will be held every Thursday via Zoom, with occasional breaks based on speaker availability. The schedule is being finalized and will be provided when available. The sessions include both didactic and practical exercises and are generally one and one-half hour in length and begin at 7:30 a.m.

Career Development Seminar

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Wohl Auditorium

“Submitting a K Grant: What to Know When You Apply”

  • Matt Ciorba, MD
  • Jeffrey Koenitzer, MD, PhD
  • Carrie Mintz, MD

Free and open to all

Seminar zoom link also available upon request from Aisha Davis at

See OFD News

Faculty feature

Abigail Kissel, MD

Abby Kissel, MD, grew up right here in St. Louis (University City), with WashU undergrad and medical school always in her orbit. The undergrad campus was practically in her backyard and was where her oldest (of three) sisters went to college, and her second oldest sister attended law school. The medical campus is where her father trained and practiced internal medicine early in his career and where her mother and third oldest sister worked in nursing and education. As such, it seemed almost destined…. Read more.

Faculty news

Jonathan D. Cooper, PhD – Research offers clues for treating fatal neurological disorder in kids

David Perlmutter, MD, Gary Silverman, MD, PhD, and Stephen C. Pak, PhD – Cellular housekeeping process implicated in fatal neurological disorder

Congratulations to Anthony French, MD, PhD who was installed as the Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD Chair in Pediatrics on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022!

Faculty in the news

Jamie Kondis, MD – St. Louis doctors say hospitalizations for childhood respiratory virus on the rise

Marwan Shinawi, MD – First-ever DESSH clinic takes place at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Funded awards

Congratulations to Dustin Baldridge, Megan Cooper, Vikas Dharnidharka, Jason Newland and Kel Vin Woo. Read this month’s funded awards page to learn more.

Funding opportunities

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

Musculoskeletal Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grants. Proposals are due Nov. 11, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Center for Drug Discovery Pilot Grant Program. Applications are due Nov. 14, 2022, by 5 p.m. (CST).

W. M. Keck Foundation Science, Engineering and Medical Research Grant Program. Applications are due Nov. 14, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

For cancer related funding opportunities, please visit the Siteman Cancer Center website.

CRE² Graduate Studio Small Grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

CRE² Innovation Space – Labs/Startups/Ateliers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

ICTS & CRE² Partnership: the Just-in-Time Core Usage Funding Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

ICTS Precision Health Innovation Awards. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For COVID-19 related funding opportunities, please visit the OVCR COVID-19 website.

Education and postdoctoral opportunities

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research. Spring applications are due Nov. 15, 2022.

Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series – Fall 2022 Schedule. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. through Dev. 7, 2022.

T32 Transdisciplinary Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease. Applications are due March 1, 2023.

Bioinformatics Workshop Series. Mondays at 10 a.m. through May 1, 2023.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Position in Perioperative Wellness. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T37 LEAD Global Training Program: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s Health. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Community of Academic Physician-Scientists in Training Seminar Series. The second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. through May 19, 2023.

Welcome new employees

The Department of Pediatrics recently welcomed many new employees. Meet them on this month’s new employees page!

IT news


WashU IT implemented Office 365 email impersonation protection for pilot participants on Oct. 20.

This new feature displays safety tips in your email when the service detects that additional review should be done before responding to the email, opening attachments or clicking links. Examples of scenarios where a safety tip may be displayed include:

  • The email address of the sender is similar but not the same as an email address with which you regularly correspond
  • The email domain (characters after the @) is similar but not the same as the WashU email domains (such as vs.

Safety tips appear below the sender information in the body of the email.


Note: Are you anticipating receipt of an email but you can’t find it?
Check your Junk folder. Potentially impersonated email may be moved there.


Please use these safety tips to help identify and report potentially malicious actors using the Phish Alert Button (PAB).

Have questions? Email WashU IT.

Research news

Nov. 3Nvidia Virtual Training: Using GPUs with Python
Nov. 8 – #SciComm Seminar: Social Media Engagement for Healthcare Workers
Nov. 8Introduction to LabArchives Inventory
Nov. 9 – NIH Mock Study Section
Nov. 9Introduction to LabArchives Scheduler
Nov. 9 – CAPSiT Seminar: Finding the Right Mentor for You
Nov. 10 – Center for Collaborative Care Decisions’ Bootcamp
Nov. 10 – Nvidia Virtual Training: Fundamentals of Accelerated Data Science
Nov. 11 Knight ADRC Research Education Component Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Nov. 15Introduction to LabArchives Scheduler
Nov. 16Introduction to LabArchives Inventory
Nov. 16 – RMS 102: Submissions, Child Records, and Proposal Tracking
Nov. 17 – AHBR Seminar: Working in an Intergeneration Workplace
Nov. 17WashU Network for Dissemination and Implementation Research Meeting
Nov. 17 – Introduction to R Workshop: Single Cell Data Analysis Using R

Upcoming events

The Jeffrey Modell Pediatric Translational Immunology Conference
Nov. 4, 2022: 1-2 p.m. – CSRB-NT, Room 801
Case Presentation: Ema Mosleh, Peds Hem/Onc
Research Talk: Brian Edelson, Pathology/Immunology

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series
Zoom Meeting – Link will be sent by Pediatric Molecular Medicine on Monday before meeting.  If you do not receive email, feel free to email for link

Nov. 10, 2022Lori Holtz
Nov. 24, 2022No seminar
Dec. 8, 2022Ashley Steed
Dec. 22, 2022No seminar