Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2016


Odom receives prestigious award to further malaria research

Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD, a noted malaria researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a five-year, $500,000 award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to further her research into the parasitic disease.

The nonprofit organization selected Odom, an associate professor of pediatrics and of molecular microbiology, as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases Award. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, which supports biomedical science through research and education, noted the funding honors “the scientific excellence and innovation of the proposal, the strength of the scholarly environment at the institution, and the accomplishments of Audrey as an independent researcher.” more


Research Awards




Early Childhood Centers

Centers used and trusted by fellow faculty members

Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool (UCity)

Visitation Academy Montessori (64 at Ballas)

Patchin Playhouse (Creve Coeur)

B'nai Amoona (Creve Coeur)

The Clayton Family Center

The Developmental Child Care (Dogtown)

St. Phillip's UCC Early Childhood Center (Affton)

Deutsch Early Childhood Center (Ladue)



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Office of Faculty Development

Brian Hackett, MD, PhD, Director

Bess Marshall, MD, Associate Director

Janet Braun, Program Coordinator






Register for SWIMS HERE


Symposium to Honor

Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, EPNEC 


Faculty Breakfast

Topic: "Organize for a stress free home"

Speaker: Julie Hough, Professional Organizer, Owner of The Organized Home

September 16, 2016

8:00 am - 9:00 am


Catering by Nadoz Cafe

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Julie has been seen on A&E's Hoarders, Fox 2 News, Show Me St. Louis, Great Day St. Louis, and has been featured in several magazines. One of Julie's passions is to come alongside others, helping them simplify their life and find the freedom that comes from living with less.


Upcoming OFA Career Development Programs

More Programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays

OFA Career Development Programming has changed from just Thursday Topics to specific career development categories to make it easier to select what interests you most:

Communication Series: Grant writing, publishing, presentation skills and more!

Professional Impact Series: Social media, webinars, negotiation skills, mentoring and more!

Teaching Series: Writing exam questions, teaching with technology, evidence-informed teaching and more!


Coming up:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016  –

Improving Professional Communication

Just the Key Points, Please

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Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Schwarz Auditorium (map)

Thursday, September 15, 2016  –

Improving Your Teaching Skills

Using Improvisation to Become a Better Educator & Communicator

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Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, 5th Floor, Room 500

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  –

Improving Communication

How to Write a Successful Letter of Reference (co-sponsored by the Clinical Research Training Center)

Panelists: Melvin Blanchard, M.D., Douglas Mann, M.D., Kelle Moley, M.D. and Valerie Ratts, M.D.

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Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

Location: Wohl Auditorium

Thursday, October 20, 2016  –

Improving Communication

Strategies for Successful Manuscript Publishing: An Editor's Point of View

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Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Schwarz Auditorium (map)

Thursday, November 17, 2016  –

Improving Communication

Strategies for Successful Grant Proposals -  Specific Aims Page

Submit your samples to karen.dodson@wustl.edu for review by November 1 (limited to the first four submissions)

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Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Schwarz Auditorium (map)

Thursday, December 15, 2016  –

Improving Communication

Strategies for Successful Grant Proposals - Research Strategy (Significance, Innovation)

Submit your samples to karen.dodson@wustl.edu for review by December 1 (limited to the first four submissions)

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Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Location: Schwarz Auditorium (map)


Professional Networks

Academic Women's Network

Network: Advance your career and personal development by forming a network of colleagues.
Advocate: Make your voice count: help define goals for institutional progress.
Inspire: Meet inspiring and interesting women at all faculty levels across the university.
Learn: About our academic culture and strategies for making the most of it. Attend brown bag sessions and networking dinners that address topics of interest to women in academia.
It’s easy to become an AWN member! Visit our website at awn@wustl.edu where you can choose your level of membership.
Tamara Hershey, PhD

The Women's Club of WUSTL

The purpose of the Woman’s Club is to advance the educational and outreach programs of Washington University by encouraging friendships and inclusiveness; creating a forum for education, growth, and stimulation; and promoting service to the Washington University community. Visit their website for information about current and past service activities.

Membership is open to those affiliated with Washington University and friends of Washington University.


WUMCHA (w?mch?),

the Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary, a department of Barnes Jewish Hospital, has acted as a support group to address the unique needs of spouses, partners, residents, fellows, and attending physicians affiliated with the Medical Center since 1982. These people, the majority of whom have relocated to St. Louis, have special life stresses that WUMCHA strives to address.

Website for more information