Scholar Weekly Announcements

Weekly 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

Please read the Summer/Fall 2017 CRTC Newsletter

Seminar and Class Information

  • MTPCI & MSCI Mentorship Meetings – By May 1st

    • Schedule Spring 2018 meeting with primary mentor(s) and program mentor by May 1st
    • Bring updated Career Development Plan to the meeting
    • Updated Career Development Plan and Mentorship Meeting Evaluation Form due to program coordinator by May 1st
  • MSCI Graduation Documents – Due May 1st
    • Due May 1st – Intent to Graduate (ITG) form due.  If you plan to graduate and did not complete the ITG before it closed on WebSTAC, contact Suzie Fragale at for a hard copy form.
    • Due May 1st – Signed Thesis Final Approval Form, an electronic copy of your manuscript, and the manuscript submission confirmation email to Suzie Fragale at
  • 2018 Joint Recognition Ceremony & Reception – Thursday, May 17 at 5:00 PM in EPNEC
    • MSCI, MPHS, and AHBR graduates will be recognized as well as trainees completing the CRTC Predoctoral Program.
    • Graduating scholars are encouraged to invite family including children.
    • Invitation and details forthcoming.
  • 2018 Upcoming Seminar and K Club Schedule
    • March 20: 4:00-5:00 PM, 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building          MTPCI Presentations                                                                                  Presenter: Chesney Castleberry                                                                  Scholar Facilitators: Profitt, Mitchem, Santosa*                                          Faculty Facilitator:  Dr. Warren
    • March 20: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Conference Room 10A, NWT; K Club            K to R Discussion Panel                                                                              Presenters: Stephanie Fritz, MD and Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD         Open to K Scholars Only
    • March 27: 4:00-5:00 PM, 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building          MTPCI Presentations                                                                                  Presenter: Patrick Reich                                                                              Scholar Facilitators: Herrick, Ramsey, Bhatt*                                              Faculty Facilitator:  Dr. Cavazos
  • Applied Health Behavior Research Summer 2018 Courses – Registration opens March 28
    • M88-535 Health Disparities: Applications in Clinical Setting; Mondays, 4:00-7:30 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Patricia Cavazos-Rehg. June 4 – August 6.
    • M88 540 Community Health Promotion; Thursdays, 4:30-8:30 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Julia Lopez. June 7-August 9.
    • These courses are available on an open enrollment basis, for those not seeking the Master of Science or Graduate Certificate program. For more information on the courses and our program and degree options, visit Graduate Programs in Applied Health Behavior Research, or contact Laura Peer at, 314-454-8956.

CRTC Program Notes

The Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH (Short-Term Education and Growth Through Hands-On Experience) is currently seeking applications.  This online training program is designed for postdoctoral scholars(PhDs or MDs) who are still training or Junior Faculty who are interested in pursuing patient oriented cancer research.  The STRENGTH program will provide didactic training which includes online learning modules, hands-on lab experience, ongoing mentor research, career development seminars, and some funding for educational expenses or travel to scientific meetings. Applications and additional information may be found at:

KL2 Career Development Awards:  The 2018 Application Cycle dates have been revised!

  • 2018 Application Cycle Timeline:
    • April 15 – August 1: Applications are open
    • August 1 at 5:00PM CST: Due date for complete applications
    • March 1 : Scholar appointment start date.

Funding Opportunities

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Upcoming Events 

#SciComm Thursdays: Monthly series about communicating your science.  For dates and more information visit the website.

NIH Mock Study Section – Friday, April 27, 8 am – 1pm, location TBD. For more information please visit the Office of Training Grants website.

2018 PCOR (Patient Centered Outcomes Research) Symposium: Registration is NOW OPEN

  • For more information regarding the symposium, and to register, please visit

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 36″ or 42″ gloss paper rolls. Please make your reservation several days in advance with Jesseca Leggett,

Poster Printer Handbooks instructions




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