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

Please read the Summer/Fall 2018 CRTC Newsletter

Seminar and Class Information

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule:

1/8/2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CRTC Classroom
K Club (K Scholars ONLY) Book Club: Getting to Yes
1/8/2019 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Wohl Auditorium
Career Development Seminar Cavazos

The Clinical Research Training Center is excited to announce the 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. Course content includes basic biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, ethical and legal issues, issues monitoring patient-oriented research, and needs for infrastructure in performing clinical research.

 Information for the upcoming 2018-2019 course year:

  • Registration opens on October 1, 2018. Scholars should select the “non-nih participant registration” option.
  • The course also begins on October 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019.
  • The final exam will be available on the course website starting November 15, 2018 and closing on June 30, 2019 (exact times will be posted to our website).
  • Participants who complete the final exam and score at least 75% will receive a certificate of completion.

To review modules from 2016-2017 to determine if this is a good fit for you, go to Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR).

For additional information on the course, please visit the IPPCR general information website at or email

Applied Health Behavior Research Spring 2019 Courses – Register Now!
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, 314-454-8956. 2019_SP_Course_Schedule_w_Descriptions

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

Spring 2019 Applied Health Behavior Research Course – Register NOW!
M88-532 Principles of Management in Health Care Services
This course enables students to explore the theoretical framework and practical application of classic management principles so that they can function effectively in a variety of organizational settings in the provision of health care services.
Topics include the management process; managerial decision making and planning; negotiation skills; organization design; and leadership. View course syllabus here. For complete course listings, visit AHBR Courses.

• Three-credit, graduate-level course
• WashU Employee Tuition Assistance eligible
• Open Enrollment, Master of Science, or Graduate Certificate options

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Laura Peer, AHBR Project Manager

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

CRTC Program Notes

Applications are being accepted now through February 20, 2019 for the TL1 Predoctoral Programs

  • Summer Predoctoral Program: Two-month research core, beginning June 1 and ending July 31
  • Year-Long (Intensive) Predoctoral Program: Twelve-month research core, beginning June 1 and continuing through May 31 the following year
  • Two-Year (Standard) Predoctoral Program 1 – 2 year (9 month minimum) appointment concurrent with the student’s doctoral degree program.

For more information, please contact Adisa Kalkan (

ASPIRE 2019 Application is Open!
ASPIRE (Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education) is a summer research program at Washington University School of Medicine for current undergraduate students. It is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated students interested in health and medical disciplines to gain experience with faculty research mentors and a diverse cohort of fellow young investigators. Students earn three undergraduate credits and invaluable skills in clinical research and make lasting academic, professional, and personal connections.

The ASPIRE program is thrilled to offer new scholarships for ASPIRE Summer 2019! Scholarships are open to all applicants, and we especially encourage students from populations underrepresented in medicine and clinical research to apply.

Please see the flyer below for more information and share it with students who are eager to gain hands-on research experience in a rigorous and collaborative environment. For more information contact  2019_ASPIRE_Flyer

MSCI Course Registration is now available for Open Enrollment Scholars! Classes begin January 14th. Please contact Sara O’Neal at if interested in enrolling in the following MSCI Courses for the Spring 2019 semester.

Epidemiology for Clinical Research

(3 credits – Credit or Audit)


Wednesday 4:30-7:00

Coursemaster:  Lauren Garfield

Dates:  January 14 – May 6

Scientific Writing and Publishing

(2 credits – Credit or Audit)


Tuesday 5:15-7:15

Coursemasters:  Jay Piccirillo, Karen Dodson

Dates:  January 15 – May 7

Genomics in Medicine II (1 credit – Pass/Fail or Audit)


Wednesday 4:00-5:00

Coursemasters:  Obi Griffith

Dates:  January 16 – May 8

Intermediate Methods for Clinical & Outcomes Research

(3 credits – Credit or Audit)


Wednesday 4:00-6:30

Coursemaster:  Brian Gage

Dates:  January 16 – May 8

Intermediate Statistics for the Health Sciences

(3 credits – Credit & Audit)


Thursday 4:00-6:30

Coursemaster:  Dorina Kallogjeri

Dates:  January 17 – May 9


Funding Opportunities

KL2 Career Development Awards Program – Now Offering TWO Application Cycles Annually!

Application Cycle Deadline 1: March 1st
Application Cycle Deadline 2: September 1st

For more information, visit the KL2 website, or email

CTSA SPIRIT Call for Proposals

SPIRIT, the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation, is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRIT sites.  For more information

R25 Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program – Applications Now Open!

Application and additional information can be found at  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:

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

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award RFA:   Application Deadline 12/3/18

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

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

Applications and additional information may be found at
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 at 5pm CST


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 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)


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,

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

Powerpoint and Presentation Skills

Presentation Tips & Tricks


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.

Upcoming Events 

  • ICTS 2019 Symposium Poster Abstracts due this Friday, December 14, 2018.  2nd Annual ICTS Symposium and Poster Session, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  Don’t miss this chance to share your research!
  • The CRTC is partnering with St. Ambrose Church and Unstoppable Extended Hands to help over 225 low-income kids in the St. Louis and Chicago areas where the primary caregivers are grandmothers, aunts, foster parents and older siblings. If you are interested in contributing, a donation box will be in the CRTC lobby until December 31.  For more information. #WeAreResearchers

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,





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