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

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

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

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

Longtime VCU Benefactor Donates $16M to VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research

On Friday, Dec. 11, Virginia Commonwealth University announced that longtime benefactor C. Kenneth Wright has made a $16 million gift to name the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research at VCU. The gift is the fifth-largest single gift in the history of the university and will be used to establish six C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chairs in Clinical … Continue reading Longtime VCU Benefactor Donates $16M to VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research