Last year did not go as planned for anyone. But 2021 will slowly, we hope, bring a return to the new normal in our professional lives.
If more or better health-related research at VCU is one of your 2021 resolutions, the Wright Center can help. Find your research resolution below and see how.
Wright Center events bring together VCU research leaders, health care providers and research professionals on timely topics.
Upcoming events include:
- The new Community Engaged Research series to train researchers in stakeholder engagement, which hosts its second seminar on Jan. 14
- The second installment of Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19, where the Wright Center and VCU Health’s Clinical Research Unit team discuss safety and efficiency
- The new K Award seminar series for early career faculty interested in the NIH awards, which continues on Jan. 20
- The Whetting your Appetite for Research series, which kicks off 2021 on Jan. 21 with an event on optimizing your biosketch
- The collaborative Bench to Community series, which continues on Feb. 5 with a seminar on start-ups and faculty funding for commercialization and innovation projects
- And the Health Equity Series, which holds its second community event on Feb. 9 exploring prostate and colorectal cancer disparities in minority communities.
The Wright Center’s funding opportunities include a few with upcoming deadlines:
- The Endowment Fund for grant to individuals and small groups of investigations has a Feb. 1 deadline for its up-to-$50,000 award.
- The Pilot Imaging Fund for grants up to $25,000 is accepting applications until Feb. 21 from investigators looking to use the Wright Center’s Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging (CARI) facility.
- And the Clinical Research Voucher Program has a rolling deadline for investigators looking for funding to use VCU Health clinical research facilities and services.
Find more funding opportunities at the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s website and in RAMS-SPOT.
Request access to a cohort discovery program that helps investigators test feasibility and collaborate with other institutions.
Through the Wright Center, you can access Protocol Builder, a secure, cloud-based technology that helps investigators write interventional or observational research protocols. Find links and resources on protocol development.
Looking for data collection options and resources? Curious about how natural language processing can help find data in clinical notes? The Wright Center’s informatics and biostatistics teams can help. Submit an informatics assistance request form. Or submit a biostatistical support request form.
The Wright Center is home to a team of experienced research professionals who provide consultation services on clinical and translational research for VCU faculty.
Interested in a Team Science consultation on how to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to your research? Find Deborah DiazGranados.
Need guidance on FDA regulations? Contact Elizabeth Collins.
Questions about study recruitment? Talk to Lauren Harris.
Stuck on grant writing? Pam Dillon can consult.
For everything else, the Wright Center’s research navigator, Maureen Olmsted, is your contact. She can help you figure out the who, the where and the how of getting your project moving forward.
Get feedback from community members about your research by requesting a Community Review Board session.
The Wright Center can partner you with experienced researchers and administrators through its mentorship program. Request an appointment today.
The Wright Center offers three degree programs for researchers looking to build on their clinical or administrative careers:
- Ph.D. in Clinical and Translational Sciences with a concentration in cancer and molecular medicine
- M.S. in Clinical and Translational Sciences
- Certificate in Clinical Research, a post baccalaureate, 12-credit program
- CCTR 640: Team Science Theory & Practice
- CCTR 690: Research Seminar in Clinical and Translational Sciences