Digging deep into data

By: Krista Hutchins July 12, 2017 Hovering over a computer, VCU Data Science Lab Director, Timothy P. York, PhD, and Wright Center Bioinformatics Specialist, Aaron Wolen, PhD, scrutinize, analyze, and interpret the emerging and rapidly growing field of big data. Much of their day is spent digging deep into data in an effort to make research more transparent and reproducible. “The Data Science Lab is … Continue reading Digging deep into data

Research Mentor Training Workshop

By: Krista Hutchins July 12, 2017 Clinical and Translational Research Mentoring Workshop  The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research invites you to become a more effective mentor. August 8th from 8 am-4 pm – The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host a research mentor training workshop facilitated by master facilitators from the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) in the Robert Ball … Continue reading Research Mentor Training Workshop

VCU Massey Cancer Center receives prestigious distinction!

VCU Massey Cancer Center re-designated by the National Cancer Institute for its 42nd year. Massey was the first cancer center in Virginia to receive this prestigious distinction. Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has earned renewal of its designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center for demonstrating superior capabilities in multi-disciplinary basic, clinical and prevention/control research and high impact within its catchment area. “This … Continue reading VCU Massey Cancer Center receives prestigious distinction!

Dr. Berry Fowler making headlines for his work with Vitamin C and Sepsis!

By: Krista Hutchins June 8, 2017 The Wright Center is helping Dr. Fowler continue his research and make national news! Collaboration and Community Core leader, Dr. Alpha “Berry” Fowler, is in the news for his work with Vitamin C and Sepsis. He is making headlines locally and nationally for his continued research and success with the treatment of sepsis using high doses of Vitamin C. … Continue reading Dr. Berry Fowler making headlines for his work with Vitamin C and Sepsis!

Dr. Moeller selected as Wright Distinguished Chair

By: Krista Hutchins June 8, 2017 Congratulations! Dr. F. Gerard, “Gerry” Moeller, Director of the Wright Center, has been appointed as the inaugural C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research. Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Moeller said, “It is a great honor to be selected to hold a Chair that bears the names of C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright. Mr. … Continue reading Dr. Moeller selected as Wright Distinguished Chair

NIH and FDA release clinical trials protocol template

  NIH and FDA develop and release a clinical trials protocol template.  NIH and FDA collaborated with the research community to develop a common Phase 2 and Phase 3 IND/IDE clinical trial protocol template. The goal is to support investigators and speed up FDA review of NIH clinical trials. The document is consistent with International Council for Harmonisation E6 (R2) Good Clinical Practice Guidance. At … Continue reading NIH and FDA release clinical trials protocol template

Heart Symposium

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosts nationally and internationally known speakers for heart symposium! Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome in which the heart function is impaired to the point that the patient becomes limited by shortness of breath and fatigue. On May 20, cardiologist experts in advanced heart failure management and specialists in pulmonary hypertension came together at VCU for … Continue reading Heart Symposium

VCU joins the TriNetX Health Research Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2017 – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has joined the TriNetX health research network, which is comprised of healthcare organizations representing over 84 million patients globally, biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) who are working together to improve protocol design, site selection, patient recruitment, and collaborative research across a range of therapeutic areas and development stages.  As a member, VCU will … Continue reading VCU joins the TriNetX Health Research Network

International Clinical Trials Day!

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research sponsored the International Clinical Trials Day event on May 19th at the VCU Gateway Building. Visitors, patients, and staff learned about the history of clinical trials, how to navigate StudyFinder-the central point for enrolling in clinical trials, and discovered how research is changing patients lives!  “I have seen so many patients being positively impacted by Clinical trials … Continue reading International Clinical Trials Day!

PCORI Presentation

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU Center on Society and Health will host a presentation for researchers and community partners interested in patient-centered outcomes research.   May 11, 2017 PCORI Funding to Address Community-Identified Needs  Larrick Center, Court End Ballroom 11 am- 1:30 pm  Drs. Emily Zimmerman and Steve Woolf, VCU Center on Society and Health, and Dr. Carlin Rafie, Virginia Tech, will discuss a new methodology … Continue reading PCORI Presentation