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!

Research Expo 2017

Come to the Research Expo and find out how the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research can help you!  The sessions are divided into two tracks that will run concurrently.  The Wright Center’s Lydia Klinger and Tim Aro will be presenting the following sessions that day.  Come and check it out! Session Title: First Look: Wright Center Clinical Research Coordinator Education & Training Program  … Continue reading Research Expo 2017

Calling all researchers!

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors a number of awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped … Continue reading Calling all researchers!

Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies!

  The NIH announces numerous policy changes to improve the stewardship of clinical trials. Please read the full announcement here: Message to NIH grant applicants/awardees, contractors, researchers and research administrators: If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, we want to call your attention to important changes that may affect how you: … Continue reading Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies!

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