FDA Regulatory Pathways and Requirements: Bench to Community Seminar Series, Session Five

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The session will feature an overview of regulatory approval and commercialization issues impacting companies developing medical devices, drugs and biologic products. The event is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine and VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/bench-to-community/march-5-21/.

Ethical Quandaries in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Christine Grady, Ph.D., chief of the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics, will discuss clinical practice, public health and research ethical issues that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will be at a session of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdeivpj0iG9cBEEfRxLTrJvjn_NFe2LPL.

Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the team at VCU Health’s Clinical Research Unit will host an informal discussion on how they are working to evolve health care delivery to improve safety and efficiency. Speakers will be Mary Harmon, Ph.D., and Steve Kates, M.D. The session is part of a monthly series, Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at Lauren.Harris@vcuhealth.org or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuuupzksE90WmcssvUztbPBN-78_-Niz.

ER/Cardiac/Pulmonary/ICU Theme Meeting: Child Health Research Institute

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Child Health Research Institute at VCU promotes new research and innovation that will impact the lives of children. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with VCU or VCUHS. Questions: https://www.chrichmond.org/events/events-details?ceid=5fb52338-1895-461d-a90c-37ff7dd862b5. To attend the second EPIC Theme meeting, register at the following URL. Sign in to the chat during the meeting to get credit for attendance. Theme leader is oliver.karam@vcuhealth.org. For more information, contact Henry Rozycki at hrozycki@vcu.edu or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/j/97137499210.

Neurosciences Theme Meeting: Child Health Research Institute

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Child Health Research Institute at VCU promotes new research and innovation that will impact the lives of children. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with VCU or VCUHS. Questions: https://www.chrichmond.org/events/events-details?ceid=e3385ec5-2564-417a-b907-4cb7a88ea7d3. To attend the second neurosciences theme meeting, log into Zoom at the following URL. Sign in to the chat during the meeting to get credit for attendance. Theme Leader is nicholas.johnson@vcuhealth.org. For more information, contact Henry Rozycki at hrozycki@vcu.edu or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/j/99802044319.

Bench to Community: Translating New Ideas Into Clinical Practice

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation will host the first course in the Bench to Community seminar series. This course will introduce the multiple factors involved in translating new solutions for unmet needs into clinical practice reality. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at emilykomornik@gmail.com or (434) 334-9254 or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Open House

College of Health Professions – Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Virtual Open House

November 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

RSVP online at bit.ly/MLSNovember5

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences would like to share with you the many opportunities available in the profession of clinical laboratory sciences.  A degree in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences provides a direct route to marketable skills that enable you to find employment in essentially any position that requires technical laboratory expertise including hospital, biotechnology, molecular diagnostics and industrial labs; sales and service of laboratory and pharmaceutical products; and biomedical research.  There is a large nationwide shortage of trained clinical laboratory scientists and the trend is increasing, giving graduates their choice of exciting jobs.

An additional but significant benefit is that clinical laboratory sciences training is an excellent preparation for further education in medicine and other graduate or professional programs.

Our department offers both undergraduate and graduate level programs, and includes several concentrations for students who enter at either level.  We also offer a combined Bachelor and Master of Science degree that can be completed in three years of full-time study following admission to the undergraduate program.  Students can pursue the graduate program on a full-time or part-time basis, providing the variety that meets the differing needs of today’s students.

Yeast Genetics Sheds Light on Human Diseases

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

VCU Honors College will host Assistant Professor Derek Prosser, Ph.D., for a Berglund seminar. He will discuss yeast genetics and how understanding the molecular mechanisms of membrane transport and identifying ways to manipulate specific pathways can have wide-ranging implications for human health and disease. Contact the email below for the event link. For more information, contact Jared Johnson at jajohnson4@vcu.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/346116816779882/.

Informational Session for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at noon

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research program is accepting applications for Spring 2021 admission. The program, managed by the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, prepares students for entry or transition into clinical research and provides professional development for current clinical and allied health professionals. Course and admission requirements can be found at https://cctr.vcu.edu/education-and-training/certificate-program/. Apply online at https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/. The application deadline is Dec. 11. Register for the informational session at the following URL. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at crbrown@vcu.edu or (804) 628-6511 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdO6rqz0uEtEKhHDd8IgjCJoL9Kk8fagP.

Spit for Science Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistants for Spring 2021

Undergraduate team members will assist with education and outreach and work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data. Students from all majors and at all class levels are welcome to apply. Enrollment will be for 3 credits (A-F grading system). The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information, contact Amy Adkins at adkinsae@vcu.edu or visit https://spit4science.vcu.edu/.