Welcome New Employees

Employee Title PI
Faria A Ahmed Clinical Research Aide Fritz
Shalini Bansal WU Student Rudnick
Priyesha Bijlani Visiting Program Part. Hulbert
Urban Cornett Visiting Program Part. Davis
JessieAnn Flowers Clinical Research Aide Fritz
Amir Salah Hassan Coord. Field Research Manary
Elise Hu WU Student Good
Jiayi Hu Summer Program Part. Remy
Grace Jensen Visiting Program Part. Cole
Gaurav N Kaushik Coord Quality Improve. Plax
Victoria Sun Liu Visiting Program Part. Good
Elisabeth Loe Visiting Program Part. Cooper
Henry Lu Visiting Program Part. Manary
Annelise Yoo Mah DBBS Grad. Research Asst Cooper
Sahil Mehta Summer Program Part. Remy
Nicholas Eric Nelson Visiting Program Part. Tarr
Madeline M Pashos Summer Program Part. Clemens
Wendy Pocklington Visiting Program Part. Morley
James Rhodes Research Technician I Friess
Anne Rosen Research Technician II Schwartz
Prasiksha Sitaula Visiting Researcher Vachharajani
Matthew Smith Visiting Program Part. Luke
Kaitlin Thompson Lab Asst I Cole
Claire Tolan Visiting Program Trainee Druley
Laura True Research Technician II Buland
Neil Vyas Visiting Program Part. Dharnidharka
William Weishaar Lab Asst I Pak
Adon Si-chun Wong Visiting Program Part. White
Kexin Xu Visiting Researcher Doctor
Judy Ann Yau Visiting Program Part. Bednarski

Funded Awards

Employee Title PI
Leonard Bacharier NIH/U01/Harvard University Channing Multi-Omic Approaches To Mechanisms Of Vitamin D, Envi...
Jeffrey Bednarski SLCH Foundation/Research Grant SLCHF Funding Request - Summer Trainee Judy Yau
Allan Doctor NIH/STTR/KaloCyte Erythromer: Nanoscale Bio-synthetic Red Cell Substitute
Thomas Ferkol State of Missouri Genetics Program, Newborn Cystic Fibrosis-Region 3
Daniel Rosenbluth Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc./Seattle Children's Hospital Standardized Treatment of Pulmonary Exacerbations II
Drew Schwartz PIDS/Fellowship Neonatal antibiotic-resistant gastrointestinal microbi...
Gregory Storch Pfizer, Inc. Virocap Pilot Study-Pfizer
Gregory Storch Swedish Health Services Virocap Pilot Study-Swedish Health Services

Funding Opportunities



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

NIH Due Dates

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Federal Sources

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Private Funding Sources

Faculty Feature

Jennifer Silva, MD

Jen grew up right across from New York City in a small New Jersey town named Norwood with her parents and brother. From her childhood, she wanted to be a physician like her adoptive Grandfather. Growing up in a traditional Indian household, she spent 2 months/year living in India, which notably included a lack of running water and air conditioning. To this day, she ardently refuses to go camping. One of the most impressionable memories from these visits was when her Grandfather, the Physician-In-Chief at a hospital in Mumbai, acquired the first MRI machine in the city and would scan paying patients during the day and indigent patients overnight to make sure that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, would have access to the best healthcare in the city. This experience kindled a strong interest in advancing technology in medicine.

After attending medical school at St. George’s University SOM in Grenada, West Indies, she completed her Pediatrics residency at Miami Children’s Hospital and Cardiology fellowship at Washington University SOM. It was in St Louis that she met her husband, Jonathan Silva, while collaborating in Yoram Rudy’s lab in Biomedical Engineering. She went off to Children’s Hospital Boston to complete her advanced fellowship training in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology and came back to Wash U as faculty in 2009.

She has worked to build the clinical EP service to one of busiest EP services in the country. Her research strategy has revolved around creating deep collaborations with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and advancing emerging technologies in the pediatric population. Most recently, she has been collaborating with Jon Silva on a novel system that employs an augmented headset to display a patient specific cardiac hologram during electrophysiology procedures.

After living in Tower Grove for several years, Jen and her family moved to the CWE 2 years ago, purchasing the home of Mary Webber McKittrick, who served as the 2nd President of the Board of Managers for St Louis Children’s Hospital from 1883-1907. She spends her free time with her husband Jon, daughter Asha [age 6] and son Marcus [age 3]. Just to make sure the house is always busy, they have 2 dogs, Lucy and Primrose and two surviving fish, Spot and Lily. In her spare time, Jen spends time with her family rehabbing their home, walking around the CWE, and volunteering at her kids’ school.

Research News:

Release of a new myIRB application on August 11th
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The Research Analytics team, a joint venture between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the School of Medicine, has launched NIH Insights*, an evolving suite of interactive dashboards for analyzing NIH extramural funding.
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Call for proposals - Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Awards
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NIH Notice: Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
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Washington University Center for Multiple Myeloma Nanotherapy (CMMN) Request for Applications (RFA)
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Bench Fundamentals of Translational Research Course Registration by July 10
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Children’s Discovery Institute call for proposals by August 1
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) is soliciting applications for its seventh round of Pilot & Feasibility grants
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Pediatric Research Summer Party

Cardinals Tailgating & Game Fun


New program will manage all shared medical school spaces
A new Education & Campus Support Services program launched by the School of Medicine’s Operations and Facilities Management Department will manage all shared spaces at the school.
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