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

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!

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

VCU Joins TriNetX Network – Demonstration and Training Session 3/14

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) is proud to announce that VCU has joined the TriNetX network. The Wright CCTR, along with TriNetX, will be providing a researcher-oriented training session on Tuesday, March 14 to demonstrate how TriNetX can help VCU researchers in the following key areas: Attract more industry-sponsored trials Collaborate with peer institutions Research your own … Continue reading VCU Joins TriNetX Network – Demonstration and Training Session 3/14

CCTR Hosts Final BIC Brown Bag Seminar Focused on Cohort Discovery and Clinical Data Reporting

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) hosted the final seminar in the BIC Brown Bag Lunch series which featured the various resources offered by the CCTR’s Biomedical Informatics Core (BIC). On Thursday, May 12, Shannon Bruffy, IT specialist for BIC, and Jun He, research informatics application analyst for BIC, led a presentation on cohort discovery and clinical data reporting. Bruffy focused … Continue reading CCTR Hosts Final BIC Brown Bag Seminar Focused on Cohort Discovery and Clinical Data Reporting

VCU Faculty Make the Case for Authentic Engagement of Community in Research

Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., director of the VCU Center on Society and Health and co-director of the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s (CCTR) Community Engagement Core, collaborated with his team to publish an article on “authentic” engagement in the April 2016 theme issue of Health Affairs focused on patients’ use of evidence. In conjunction with the article’s publication, Woolf was invited to … Continue reading VCU Faculty Make the Case for Authentic Engagement of Community in Research