CCTR Endowment Fund Yields Exciting New Research

VCU surgeon Sudha Jayaraman, M.D., and VCU School of Pharmacy assistant professor Dayanjan Wijesinghe, Ph.D., have collaborated on using mass spectrometry to analyze medications that are in trauma patients’ blood.   With funding from the CCTR Endowment Fund, and other VCU sources, their objective was to assess the feasibility of using mass spectrometry in a clinical setting.    With the help of  VCU Innovation Gateway, they have … Continue reading CCTR Endowment Fund Yields Exciting New Research

Cite the Grant!

Please remember to acknowledge NIH grant support in each publication, press release or other documents about research that benefited from the many resources made possible by the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translation Research (CCTR)’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (No. UL1TR002649 or KL2TR002648) and include a disclaimer. Learn about PubMed requirements and how to cite at https://cctr.vcu.edu/resources/cite.html Continue reading Cite the Grant!

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KL2 Alumna, Dr Esra Sahingur, honored by WISDM

Congratulations to Dr. S. Esra Sahingur as the 2018 Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine Professional Achievement Award winner in Dentistry. This award recognizes excellence in leadership, advocacy and mentoring. Dr. Sahingur is a noted research in periodontics and systemic relationships to oral disease.  She is also a Wright Center KL2 Scholar alumna. The Wright Center’s KL2 program, established in 2010, is uniquely focused on … Continue reading KL2 Alumna, Dr Esra Sahingur, honored by WISDM

Wright CCTR Endowment Fund Application Deadlines Approaching!

The deadline is quickly approaching for awards! Submit your multi-school awards by May 1st!   The VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s Endowment Fund supports meritorious pilot and feasibility research. Multi-disciplinary research teams may apply for up to $130,000 to support research that involves collaborators from at least two different VCU schools. Applications including researchers from multiple disciplines are not only encouraged, but highly desirable. Application information and materials may … Continue reading Wright CCTR Endowment Fund Application Deadlines Approaching!

Q&A with Wright Center ClinicalTrials.gov Program Administrator, Alanda Perry Jones

Q&A with ClinicalTrial.gov Program Admininstator,  Alanda Perry Jones, MA, CCRP   During recent workshops, she reviewed a summary of the 2017-2018 changes, delved into case studies to better understand NIH’s expanded interpretation of the definition of a clinical trial, and provided resources for researchers to use as they develop their proposals. What are the takeaways you want from these workshops?   The main takeaways are … Continue reading Q&A with Wright Center ClinicalTrials.gov Program Administrator, Alanda Perry Jones

Ayesha Chawla, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Ph.D. candidate in the Cancer and Molecular Medicine concentration (CaMM), is featured in VCU News!

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in Mumbai, India, in 2011, Chawla came to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Mumbai native’s interest in cancer research eventually led her to VCU’s Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, where she has been performing intensive research in colon and pancreatic cancer at Massey Cancer Center since … Continue reading Ayesha Chawla, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Ph.D. candidate in the Cancer and Molecular Medicine concentration (CaMM), is featured in VCU News!

VCU to lead clinical trial assessing preventive treatment for patients recovering from opioid overdose

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will provide funding and research infrastructure for this opioid clinical trial. Dr. Moeller, the Center’s director, will serve as principal investigator on the trial! Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University today announced that it is leading a clinical trial to test SUBLOCADE™ (buprenorphine extended-release) injection for subcutaneous use (CIII), a once-monthly injectable formulation of buprenorphine for the treatment of … Continue reading VCU to lead clinical trial assessing preventive treatment for patients recovering from opioid overdose

Congratulations to Wright Center’s Director of Education Programs, Dr. Arun Sanyal, on this groundbreaking $40M project! #CTSAProgram

A groundbreaking $40 million project aims to develop a better test for liver disease Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 CONTACT: Leha Byrd University Public Affairs Phone: 804-828-7028 Email: llbyrd@vcu.edu A pioneering European research project with assistance from a Virginia Commonwealth University clinician aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation … Continue reading Congratulations to Wright Center’s Director of Education Programs, Dr. Arun Sanyal, on this groundbreaking $40M project! #CTSAProgram

Check out these events!

Monday, November 13th- 12 PM- 1 PM, Main Hospital, Learning Center Please join us for the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s Discovery Dialogues seminar, “Discovering ways to make cost-effective medicines: A case study with ciprofloxacin”, presented by Dr. Perrer Tosso, Post-doctoral Fellow, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, on Monday, November 13 from noon – 1PM in the hospital’s Learning Center (Main Hospital, first … Continue reading Check out these events!

Congratulations to Dr. Fowler!

Check out this month’s NIH-NCATS Website and Newsletter! CTSA Program-Supported Researchers Test Low-Cost Treatment for Deadly Illness Alpha “Berry” Fowler III, M.D. Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) researchers have discovered a low-cost and potentially lifesaving treatment for sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body’s immune system produces an extreme response to an infection. Support from NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program helped … Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Fowler!