Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2016
The department of pediatrics is committed to the professional development of all faculty members. Mentoring is seen as a key initiative in the success of this goal.
At Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), outstanding mentoring is pervasive, with wide-ranging influence in both the scientific and clinical arenas. Many great scientists and clinicians frequently give credit to a mentor or multiple mentors who provided guidance, encouragement, and support – both professionally and personally.
The faculty and staff of OFD understand that cultivating a successful mentoring relationship can present unique challenges for both parties engaged in the process. Visit our career development information on our website for a set of resources to potentially enrich the mentoring relationship, for both individuals seeking a mentor and those seeking to provide guidance.
If you would like to establish a mentoring committee or one or more mentors, please contact the office and we will be happy to assist.
New faculty orientation
We request all new faculty to attend OFD's faculty orientation on August 26 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm in NWT10A. Please register here. Lunch is provided.
Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science
Save the Date
September 22, 2016
1-3 pm in EPNEC Seminar B
WUSM female faculty members highlight their work in diverse fields of science as well as share the unique challenges they may have faced in their careers in academic medicine.
New Assistant Ombuds at WUSM
Congratulations to James J. (Jim) Fehr, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, who will begin his new role as Assistant Ombuds July 1, 2016. Dr. Fehr will work closely with Karen O'Malley, Ph.D., Principal WUSM Ombuds. Drs. O'Malley and Fehr serve as designated impartial and informal dispute resolution practitioners whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to WUSM faculty in resolving a variety of workplace issues.
For more information please go to the Office of the Ombuds website.
Outsourcing daily tasks
In terms of efficiency, personal outsourcing is incredibly valuable as it allows you to get more out of the 24 hours a day that we are all given. While you are working, someone else can be doing your shopping, your taxes and life management tasks. This article is a very basic primer to the most common things that can be (and should often be) outsourced to others, freeing up your time for higher value activities.
The important thing to remember about personal outsourcing is that you absolutely must know how much your time is worth (usually per hour). This is the only way to find out if something is worth outsourcing or not.
Visit the OFD website for articles about the value of outsourcing and local resources to use.
If you have experience with a resource, please let us know and we can add that to our database.
Lactation room programs expand on Medical Campus
As part of continuing efforts to support nursing faculty, staff and students, the number of lactation rooms at the School of Medicine has grown from 21 to 37 in the past two years and is expected to reach 49 rooms by 2018. Privacy and security features also are being enhanced.
Note: Peds lactation room on NWT8145 will not require badge access.
Summer time for the Kids
Have you begun the search for summer camps for your children? The St.Louis Post Dispatch has teamed with Blueprint4Summer STL to provide a database of thousands of camps which can be searched by interest, location, age etc.
Go to blueprint4summer.com to begin planning your summer.
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