This newsletter contains updates for CRTC Postdoctoral Scholars regarding seminar and other class information and deadlines, CRTC program notes, funding opportunities, useful resources, and upcoming events. For suggestions or items for this newsletter, please contact

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Upcoming Events, Classes and Seminars
  • Applied Health Behavior Research Summer 2019 Courses. Boost your research and data management skills with two new one-credit courses!  Registration is open for Summer 2019 courses!  SU19_AHBR_Courses_LCD_Screen!
  • Return of Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) for its fourth year! This is a free, non-credit, self-paced online course provided by the NIH, as part of their commitment to the next generation of clinical researchers. Registration opens on October 1, 2018.  Offered Annually from September through June.
  • NEW – Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine (E4B) -We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new online program to train pre- and post-doctoral biomedical research trainees in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E)! The NIH-funded Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine (E4B) training program is hosted at Washington University in St. Louis. It is taught fully online, is free, and for-credit. Applications for fall 2019 are open and spots are limited! Visit for more information and to apply!
Funding Opportunities

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WebSTAC to check your grades, file your Intent to Graduate, browse course offerings, and update personal contact information with the university.

Career Development

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: A central resource for information regarding postdoctoral training and career development opportunities and to assist in the development of a diverse community of postdoctoral researchers.

Edge for Scholars:Your community for candid conversation about life in academics.  We strategize about how to do great research, stay productive, network effectively, mentor well and be mentored, negotiate for resources, get grants, refine writing and editing, cultivate leadership skills, and achieve your goals.

The Writing Center is offering limited hours on the Medical Campus.  To make an appointment on the Medical Campus, go to and select “Fall 2019–Med Campus” on the log in screen.  Writing center staff can help at any stage of the writing process on manuscripts for publication, grants, personal statements, dissertations, and more!

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub – Sharing Knowledge to Combat Clinician Burnout

NRMN Recognizes Women Leaders in Science – Past, Present, and Future

Accelerating Clinical Coordinator Excellence (ACCE)


The Office of Training Grants (OTG) has developed a Grant Library (WUSTL Box) to serve as a centralized resource for grant writers/investigators at different career stages. To share a copy of your awarded grant, please contact

Suggestions for new NIH Grant Applications

Don’t forget to cite the ICTS grant(s) on your publications and presentations. Visit the CRTC grant citations webpage for complete citation information.

Please be sure to request a PMCID for any peer-reviewed article that is published citing an NIH grant.The NIH will begin withholding funding from scholars and programs who do not comply with the Public Access Policy.

Policy Notices

New NIDDK Policies for Salary on K08 and K23 Awards

Federal Human Subjects Protection Final Rule Published

OVCR: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

HHS and NIH Announce New Initiatives to Enhance Availability of Clinical Trial Information: HHS Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission (HHS Final Rule: Doc 2016-22129)
NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information (NIH Notice: NOT-OD-16-149)

NIH Notice for Investigators and Staff Involved in Clinical Trials
WU has several on-line courses that meet this requirement
Courses can be accessed through Learn@Work
Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials (NIH Notice: NOT-OD-16-148)

Federal Grant Requirements – New Guidelines for Uniform Guidance
OVCR Summary of Uniform GuidanceResearch


National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) Monthly Newsletter

Tissue MicroArray Construction Available for All Cancer sites.

To apply and contract for TMA or address questions, contact

Washington University Libraries – workshops for advanced researchers



The Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary (WUMCHA), 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.

Poster Printer

There is a poster printer in the CRTC which is available for scholar use by appointment only. The cost is $50 per poster. Posters can be printed on 24″, 36″, or 42″ gloss paper rolls. Please make your reservation several days in advance with

See poster printer instructions (PDF) »


Bi-Annual Mentor Meeting Form (pdf)

Preliminary Thesis Approval Form (pdf)

Final Thesis Approval Form (pdf)

Intent to Graduate Form on WebSTAC under Academics