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

Seminar and Class Information

  •  Visit WebSTAC or contact Suzie Fragale to drop a course by the following deadlines:
    • September 19 – 50% tuition refund
    • September 26 – 25% tuition refund
  • December 2017 MSCI graduates should complete the Intent to Graduate on WebSTAC by October 2.
  • 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
  • 2017-2018 Upcoming Seminar and K Club Schedule
    • September 19; 4:00-5:00 PM, 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building
      MTPCI Presentations: Alexander Aleem and Laneshia Tague
      Faculty Facilitator: Dr. Cavazos
    • September 26; 4:00-5:00 PM, 8101 McDonnell Pediatric Building
      MTPCI Presentation: Merilda Blanco
      Scholar Facilitators: McCoy, Mehta-Shah, Spec
      Faculty Facilitator: Dr. Reeds
  • Visit WebSTAC to check your grades, file your Intent to Graduate, browse course offerings, and update personal contact information with the university.

CRTC Program Notes

  • 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,
  • Applications are being accepted through November 1, 2017 for the Postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI) and the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI).  For more information, please contact Jen Mosher ( or Suzie Fragale (
  • The Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH (Short-Term Education and Growth Through Hands-On Experience) Program 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:
  • 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.

Funding Opportunities

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  • Federal Grant Requirements – New Guidelines for Uniform Guidance
  • Washington University Libraries – workshops for advanced researchers
  • 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)
  • HHS and NIH Announce New Initiatives to Enhance Availability of Clinical Trial Information
  • NIH Policy on Proposal Requirements for Clinical Trials
    • will require all applications involving one or more clinical trials be submitted through a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifically designed for clinical trials. Target effective date is 9/27/17
  • Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after 10/1/16.
  • RMS Development/PAAMCO Project Update
    • COI January Module Launch Postponed; New COI Umbrella Website
    • RMS Update
  • Federal Human Subjects Protection Final Rule Published
  • Research Gateway Moving to New Portal.  ONE Project Page
  • NRMN Recognizes Women Leaders in Science – Past, Present, and Future
  • The Resource
  • EPIC Update July 2017


Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date: 2018 PCOR Symposium
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at EPNEC
    • More information to follow

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 Details and Instructions (doc) »




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