ICTS Digest | August 2017
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Several ICTS-supported investigators and CRTC alumni were in the spotlight on August 8, when Senator Roy Blunt, a strong supporter of NIH research, visited the WU School of Medicine, along with Christopher Austin, MD, director of the NIH's National Center on Advancing Translational Sciences, to learn of the leading-edge research supported by our CTSA and discuss efforts to increase research funding.  Senator Blunt met with Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; and Bradley Evanoff, MD, director of the university's Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, among others.
Translational Science Success Stories
NCATS scientists and translational investigators have determined how an investigational drug works against Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1) disease. The structural study uncovers activation of the cellular recycling system to reduce cholesterol. READ MORE >>
Ana María Arbeláez, MD, MSCI (Pediatrics) used the  Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI) and the KL2 Scholar programs on her career pathway to independent investigator status.  She now serves as Associate Director of the ICTS TL1 Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training Program and has recently been appointed as interim Chief of the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Division.  READ MORE >>
With CRTC support, Peter Nagele, MD, MSc (Anesthesiology) translated basic pharmacology studies to clinical trials investigating the interplay of nitrous oxide (NO) with genetic variants and vitamins on cardiovascular outcomes during major non-cardiac surgery NCT00655980. Newer clinical trials NCT02757521 examine NO as a novel therapy for treatment-resistant bipolar depression.  READ MORE >>
ICTS Core Highlights

The Research Development Program provides centralized supports for ICTS members seeking to accelerate the quality and impact of their clinical and translational science research. Resources include navigation, project development through the Research Forum Program, and new scientific editing services.
Scientific editors are now available to make your extramural grant application stand out! Comprehensive editing services are provided to ICTS members, with priority given to researchers supported by ICTS programs, early career track investigators moving to independent funding, and faculty within the Department of Medicine. READ MORE >>
Upcoming Events & Deadlines:

August 10: ICTS LINC Meeting
August 15 & 16: ACCE Onboard Training
August 31: Research Coordinator Brown Bag Seminar
September 6: WU United Way Campaign launch
September 7: MIR Education Series
September 8: CTRFP Application Due Date
September 13 & 14: ACCE Onboard Training
September 14: ICTS Executive Committee Meeting
September 15: School of Medicine Employee Picnic 
September 20: ICTS Governing Council Meeting
September 26: Research Coordinator Brown Bag Seminar
September 27: WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark vs. Chicago Cubs READ MORE >> 
October 6: ICTS Operations Meeting
Funding Opportunities

As a Clinical and Translational Science Award Hub, we are eligible for limited competitions  including U01, R21, U24, and other grant mechanisms. See the NCATS website for a full list of opportunities.
PAR-16-343: Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21)
PAR-15-172: Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01)

The ICTS Just-In-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program is designed to provide quick access to funding to use any of the ICTS-Affiliated Cores for research advancing medical knowledge that can improve human health.  Applications are accepted on the 10th of each month with responses by the 10th of the following month.  READ MORE >>

Attend the MIR Education Series on September 7th, from 9AM - 11AM, for an overview and interactive discussion of the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STRR) Funding Programs. 
Research News (Education and Training Announcements)

The annual 2017 KL2 Application Cycle remains open until September 15.  Contact crtcscholars@email.wustl.edu with questions.

NIH Mock Study Section

The next NIH Mock Study Section will take place November 14, from 12:00-4:00pm.  READ MORE >>

Congratulations to the six awardees who responded to the 2017 "Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT)" request for applications.  The SPIRiT consortium is made up of six NIH CTSA Programs at the following institutions, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, and Washington University (WU).  The new awards include two from WU, Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD and Ali Ellebedy, PhD.  For details of their projects READ MORE >>

Congratulations to the 2017 Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program awardees.  A full listing of awardees, along with their project descriptions, can be found HERE >>
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St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: (314) 362-9829

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