Updates on COVID-19

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov .

Get the latest research from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus.


PCTC 'Omics Forum

2 channels of access: 1) PCTC website 2) Slack

  • Do you have bioinformatics questions in study design or manuscript writing?
  • Or in responding to journal editor comments?

The PCTC ‘Omics group can provide assistance with your bioinformatics questions.


Click on the PCTC webpage link below and login with your PCTC user account to post your bioinformatics questions:

Request for Applications Expired - PCTC Bioinformatics for Clinical Translation and Sequencing for Clinical Translation Awards

The PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center is no longer accepting applications for Bioinformatics for Clinical Translation and Sequencing for Clinical Translation Awards (CTAs) as of April 15, 2020.

Please continue to read the PCTC webpage and weekly summaries for funding opportunities and updates:


NOSI: Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The NHLBI is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to NHLBI include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood (HLB) diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals.


4th Annual PCTC Meeting, September 22 - 23, 2020

4th Annual PCTC Meeting

The 4th Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium (PCTC) Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA (Tuesday, September 22, 2020 and Wednesday, September 23, 2020). 

POSTPONED - Gene Editing of Pluripotent Stem Cells Using CRISPR-CAS9


NHLBI Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium (PCTC) Gene Editing of Pluripotent Stem Cells Using CRISPR-CAS9

Dates: May 18-20, 2020

Location: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The PCTC Administrative Coordinating Center (ACC) is pleased to reimburse the course registration fee, room and board, and travel expenses for accepted PCTC applicants.

POSTPONED - PCTC Cardiovascular Bioengineering (CVBE) Workshop 2020 - POSTPONED


Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium (PCTC) Cardiovascular Bioengineering (CVBE) Workshop - joint DZHK and NIH Symposium

When: May 7-9, 2020
Where: Göttingen, Germany
Deadline for registration: April 1, 2020

Mock Study Section, Boston University, July 13, 2020


Mock Study Section, Boston University, Monday, July 13, 2020

Drs. Daniel Swarr and William Zacharias are planning a PCTC Jump Start Award Mock Study Section on July 13, 2020. Plans are being made to meet via Zoom instead of face-to-face/in-person at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and to enrich the conversation with discussion of preparation for submission and review of grant applications at the NHLBI/NIH. 

There is no fee for attending this study section. 

PCTC “Jump-Start” Awards

PCTC Jump Start Award Program


To provide the PCTC with a mechanism to quickly award small grants to junior faculty (less than 5 years from their appointment to Assistant Professor), Research Associates, Graduate Students, Fellows and Postdocs to support a well-defined specific aim. The aim should involve at least one of the following, with priority given to proposals that incorporate two:

1.     The application of new technology to an existing translational research question


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