Welcome New Employees

Employee Title PI
Bubeck-Wardenburg, Juliane Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief Silverman
Clemens, Regina Instructor in Pediatrics Bubeck-Wardenburg

Welcome New Staff Members

Employee Title PI
Benjamin Warren Casterline Visiting Student Bubeck-Wardenburg
Brandon Lee Visiting Student Bubeck-Wardenburg
Ryan Lee Mork Visiting Student Bubeck-Wardenburg
Georgia Sampedro Visiting Student Bubeck-Wardenburg
Kelly Tomaszewski Research Lab Supervisor Bubeck-Wardenburg
Deepti Diwan Postdoc Research Associate Schuettpelz
Wing Hing Wong DBBS Graduate Research Asst Druley
Ajlana Mehanovic Clinical Research Coord I Spinella
Kaylin James Clinical Res Study Asst II Ortinau
Katelyn Leigh Parrish Clinical Research Aide Fritz
Ishaan Tushar Shah WU Student Odom John
Megan Elizabeth Mory Research Nurse Coordinator ll Pineda Soto, Jose
Rajesh Kumar Staff Scientist Good
Hilary Leung Staff Scientist K. Wylie
Claire Mackenzie Westcott Coord Field Research Manary
Bryan Tegomoh Visiting Researcher Odom John
Kara Keusenkothen Program Coordinator Garwood
Lauren Elizabeth Broestl DBBS Pre Doc Trainee Rubin
Lisa Kristine McLellan DBBS Pre Doc Trainee Hunstad
Justin John Miller DBBS Pre Doc Trainee Odom John
Nathan Cuyle Rockwell DBBS Pre Doc Trainee Rubin
Jasmin Inge Sponagel DBBS Pre Doc Trainee Rubin

Funded Awards

PI Award Title
Attebery, Jonah Thrasher Research Fund/Early Career Award Evaluation of a Novel Method for Determining Physiolog...
DeBosch, Brian WU DRC/Pilot and Feasibility Mechanisms of trehalose action in modulating hepatic a...
DeBosch, Brian DOD/Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Metabolic characterization of a putative novel anti-di...
Doctor, Allan NIH/R01/Michigan State University Treating Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria
Fields, Melanie American Society of Hematology Metabolism and Functional Network Architecture in Pedi...
Horani, Amjad American Thoracic Society Characterization of motile cilia preassembly proteins ...
Plax, Katie Rotonda Foundation The Spot
Rosenbaum, Joan SLCH Foundation Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)
Rosenbluth, Daniel Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. ARC Award
Rosenbluth, Daniel Cystic Fibrosis Foundation WU Therapeutics Development Center
Schuettpelz, Laura NIH/R01 Role of TLR2 in Regulating Normal and Premalignant Hem...

Funding Opportunities


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

NIH Due Dates

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Federal Sources

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Private Funding Sources

Faculty Feature

Misty Good, MD

Misty grew up in a Southern California suburb of Orange County called Brea and was raised by her grandparents. Although she wanted to be a Pediatrician for as long as she can remember, her first interaction of working with kids was at Chuck E. Cheese’s. From starting as a birthday hostess and working up to the privilege of wearing the mouse costume, it is probably this experience that led to her work with mice in the future. While working her way through undergrad, she went on to graduate from the University of Southern California in 2001 and decided she was over the L.A. traffic and needed better weather, so she entered the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. It was over a cadaver in anatomy lab that she met a particular classmate, her amazing and tolerant future husband of 12 years, Zachary Young. They went on to couples match at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria, where Misty completed her pediatrics residency and chief residency. 

During residency, she realized that babies really are the best patient population and she decided to pursue a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. During her clinical training, she cared for many newborns that developed the devastating gastrointestinal disease affecting premature infants called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). It was surprising to Misty that although our clinical care of prematurity has increased survival rates particularly of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, the incidence of NEC and mortality rates remained high. When the time came to choose a lab during fellowship, she wanted to do something to save the babies from NEC. These were lofty goals since she had no prior lab experience and didn’t even know how to pipette yet!

Misty decided that to improve the care of neonates afflicted with NEC, she needed to focus her scientific studies on the molecular mechanisms leading to the dysregulated inflammatory response seen in NEC. Therefore, during her fellowship, she decided to join the laboratory of Dr. David Hackam, a leading surgeon-scientist in the field of NEC research. Maybe it was feeding those cute baby mice every 3 hours or developing a premature piglet model of NEC that convinced her to stay on as research faculty...After completion of her fellowship in 2011, Misty continued her scientific training as junior faculty and was awarded a K08 focused on the anti-inflammatory components of breast milk in protecting against NEC. During these research studies, she began to understand the importance of mucosal immunity in NEC and subsequently did further post-doctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Jay Kolls, a translational mucosal immunologist. After spending two years with Dr. Kolls, Misty joined Washington University in October 2016 and started her own independent laboratory. Her lab seeks to understand the immune cell signaling pathways involved in NEC, to identify infants at risk for NEC development and to develop nutritional strategies to protect against NEC.

When Misty is not resuscitating lab animals, she is taking care of her two English Bulldogs as well as having the privilege of caring for tiny babies in the NICU. Misty also enjoys mentoring students, residents, and fellows, so if you are reading this and want to help save the babies as well, please email her at mgood@kids.wustl.edu.

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Pediatrics Weekly Forum

Tuesdays 4:00pm in NWT Room 10A

January 31, 2017

Kim Lipsey
Title: Endnote Training

February 7, 2017

Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D.
Title: Biostatistics I

February 14, 2017

Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D.
Title: Biostatistics II

February 21, 2017

Chellie Butel
Title: Communications on Adverse Events to Patients/Families and Support for Clinicians Involved in Adverse Events

February 28, 2017

Blythe Burkhardt, Esq.
Title: Issues in Academic-Industry Research Partnerships

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series

Thursdays 4:00 P.M. in SLCH, 3rd Floor Auditorium


Pat Jay


Matthew Williams (Hruska lab) / Dae-goon Yoo (Dinauer lab)


Gabriel Haller (Gurnett lab) / Allyson Mayer (DeBosch lab)


No Conference


Jose Pineda


Ann Guggisberg (Odom John Lab) / Ronald Tong (Druley Lab)

Pediatric Research - “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series

February 8, 11:00AM – 12:30PM, NWT – 10A

Topic: Epic Research Demonstration
Presented by: Kelsey Johnston, BA, CCRP
(Clinical Education Specialist/Principal Trainer-Research)

Pediatric Research Retreat – St. Louis Zoo

The 2017 Washington University Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Retreat will be Friday, April 7 at the River Camp Facility in the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park.

Clinician Educator Portfolio Workshop

Presented by: Department of Pediatrics Office of Faculty Development

February 3, 3:00-5:00, SLCH 5S28 Register by Jan. 31
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Research News:

The Children’s Discovery Institute requests applications from all Washington University faculty for the funding mechanisms listed on link. Letters of Intent must be submitted by 5:00 pm CST on February 1, 2017.
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Call for Applications - Developmental Research Awards
Deadline for Letters of Intent: February 20, 2017
The Longer Life Foundation supports studies that assist in predicting mortality and morbidity of selected populations, and methods to promote improvements in longevity and health.
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Conflict of Interest (COI) Development Update - January 2017 - COI January Module Launch Postponed. We want to inform you that it was necessary to postpone the launch of the COI module planned for the weekend of January 7-8.
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Updated Guideline on Electronic Storage of Research Records
The guideline, formerly developed around consent documents, has been updated to include electronic storage of all records related to a research participant.
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NIH FAQs regarding Good Clinical Practice Training for Investigators and Staff. The NIH requirement that all investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) was effective January 1, 2017.
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2017 Cycle 1 - Request for Applications (RFA) The Siteman Investment Program (SIP) funds internal cancer-related research projects biannually. This pilot funding is designed to support investigators in producing preliminary data that will provide the basis for future NIH or other nationally competitive funding. The 2017 Cycle 1 is open.
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WU Animal Studies Committee is now WU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
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