Scholar Weekly Announcements

This 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 crtc@email.wustl.edu.

Please read the Summer/Fall 2017 CRTC Newsletter

Seminar and Class Information

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule:

Event Presenters Scholar Facilitators Faculty Facilitators
9/25/2018 4:00 – 5:00 pm 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building MTPCI Presentations Jesse Davidson McCoy, Kwon, Furuya Reeds
10/2/2018 4:00 – 5:00 pm 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building MTPCI Presentations Yuka Furuya

Brad Krasnick

Cavazos
10/9/2018 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Connor Auditorium/ FLTC

Research Symposium and Poster Session

 

Applied Health Behavior Research FALL 2018 Courses:

  • M88-560 Survey Methods: Design and Evaluation: Mondays, 4:30-7:00 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Amy McQueen
  • M88-562 Leadership and Change in Health Care Services: Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Don Rickert
  • M88-514 Health Behavior Theory: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 pm
  • M88-525 Introduction to Biostatistics: Thursdays, 4:30-7:00 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Michael Elliott
  • M88-547 Power & Sample Size (Short Course-1 credit hour): Saturday October 27, and November 3, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Coursemaster: Dr. Robert Culverhouse
  • Course Spotlight! M88-582 Evaluation of Health Services Programs: Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00 pm; Coursemaster: Melissa Chapnick
    • Students are introduced to the fundamentals of program evaluation and learn about program evaluation methodology, methods of data collection and related measurement reliability and validity with practical applications and illustrations. Topics include: the link between program planning and program evaluation; evaluation research designs and their limitations; integrating process and outcome approaches; and utilization of evaluation results. Students also design an evaluation research proposal. This course is valuable to anyone wanting to develop, maintain, and evaluate health behavior and health education programs in clinical and community settings.
  • Courses are available on an open enrollment basis (for those not seeking the Master of Science or Graduate Certificate program) and qualify for the WashU Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit. All courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening for working professionals. For course descriptions and more information on our program and degree options, visit Graduate Programs in Applied Health Behavior Research, or contact Laura Peer at lpeer@wustl.edu, 314-454-8956.

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

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

CRTC Program Notes

ADVANCED TRAINING IN CLINICAL INVESTIGATION

The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is accepting applications for programs providing advanced training in Clinical Investigation!

* Postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI)

  • 17 credit hour training program
  • 2-3 years to complete
  • 50-60% protected time required
  • US citizen or permanent residency required
  • May enroll in additional coursework to complete MSCI degree!

 * Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

  • 33 credit hour master’s degree
  • 1 to 5 years to complete
  • No protected time requirements
  • No citizenship requirements

Programs are eligible for the Washington University Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit!

Application process open between September 15 through November 1, 2018

To apply, visit crtc.wustl.edu/apply

For more information, contact crtc@email.wustl.edu

The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) is currently seeking applications. The DDFRCS program was developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDRCS program provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, as well as resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges. Letter of Intent must be submitted first for program eligibility. Application deadlines is October 1, 2018. Additional information may be found at: crtc.wustl.edu/dorisduke

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: R25STRENGTH.wustl.edu

NIH Mock Study Section:  November 14, 2018: 8am – 1pm. Parkview Tower, Conference Room D. All investigators preparing an application for the NIH R, K, or F series may submit their clinical and translational proposals to this internal review. LOIs due 8/17/2018

Funding Opportunities

Win funding to advance  your research and inventions towards commercialization – Washington University’s Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (Leap.)  2018Fall_LEAP_Flyer_DIGITAL

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award  Competition.  Find out more

Private Funding Opportunities

ICTS – Just-in-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program:  Quick access to funding to use any of the ICTS Cores for research advancing medical knowledge that can improve human health

New NIDDK Policies for Salary on K08 and K23 Awards

FDA Opportunities

Regulatory Science Training Fellowship: development training content for drug development and regulatory decision making.

Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute New Investigator Competition www.hhmi.org/research/application/comp2018

K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS) Program – Applications open October 1st, 2018!

Applications and additional information may be found at http://mtisstl.org
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 at 5pm CST

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Resources

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 https://writingcenter.wustl.edu/ and select “Fall 2018 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)

Grants

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 Betsy Abente, eabente@wustl.edu

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

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

Powerpoint and Presentation Skills

Presentation Tips & Tricks

Research

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 https://pathology.wustl.edu/research/core-facilities/anatomic-molecular-pathology-core-lab/faqs/

Washington University Libraries – workshops for advanced researchers

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Support

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.

Upcoming Events 

Evidence-Based Teaching for Researchers:  Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Join us for a lecture and workshop on evidence-based teaching. To RSVP or view additional details, visit ethicsresearchcore.org/event.

Center for Community Health Partnership and Research; Community Outreach and Engagement: Developing meaningful partnerships to reach your goals – September 27, 2018.
Visit the Institute for Public Health website to learn more.

Institute for Informatics – Special Speaker Seminar; “Tonelatto, Peter Seminar 10-1-18” – October 1, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, EPNEC Seminar Room A 

Council of Training Programs – October 3, 2018, 4 – 5 pm, location EPNEC Seminar Room B.

2018 Research Training Symposium and Poster Session – October 9, 2018, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., location Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC) – Connor Auditorium

Washington University School of Medicine will be hosting the 13th annual medical center-wide Research Training Symposium and Poster Session. The symposium will include both oral presentations and poster sessions showcasing research projects performed by junior faculty, fellows, and students in our research training programs.

Welcome & Opening Remarks by Dr. Eva M. Aagaard, MD | 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Connor Auditorium

Keynote Address by Dr. Stephanie Ann Fritz, MD, MSCI |  12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Connor Auditorium​

Oral Presentations  |  1:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Connor Auditorium

Poster Presentations  |  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Atrium & Hearth​

For more information, visit the CRTC website here, or contact Adisa Kalkan, adisakalkan@wustl.edu or 314.454.8255.

Career Development: Does your letter of reference promote YOU?
Tuesday, October 23, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Seminar Room B – EPNEC
RSVP by 10/19 to: mosherj@wustl.edu

NIH Mock Study Section – Wednesday, November 14, 8 am – 1 pm, location Parkview-Conference Room D. For more information please visit the Office of Training Grants website.

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, jleggett@wustl.edu.

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