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

Dr. Carmen Sato-Bigbee Hosts “F Grant F.A.Q.”

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) proudly hosted Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D., associate professor for the VCU Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and NIH NRSA Fellowship reviewer, who recently led an informal discussion on submitting Individual Research Fellowships (F) grant applications.  The event, titled “F Grant F.A.Q.,” took place Tuesday, March 8 in the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s main conference room. … Continue reading Dr. Carmen Sato-Bigbee Hosts “F Grant F.A.Q.”

CCTR to Fund Four Undergraduate Research Fellowship Awards

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) is proud to announce that it will fund four undergraduate research fellowship awards this year. One such award will be the undergraduate research fellowship award for a clinical translational research project focused on human health and mentored by a VCU faculty member. This project will aim to translate scientific discoveries into improved human health and wellness. In partnership with the VCU … Continue reading CCTR to Fund Four Undergraduate Research Fellowship Awards

Dr. S. Esra Sahingur Presents Periodontitis Research at West Hospital

S. Esra Sahingur, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Periodontics for the VCU School of Dentistry and former Center for Clinical and Translation Research (CCTR) KL2 scholar, gave a presentation titled, “A New Paradigm in the Pathogenesis of Periodontitis: Intracellular Innate Sensors and Emerging Therapeutic Targets,” at the West Hospital’s Cardiology Conference Room on Wednesday, Dec. 2. An R01 grant-recipient, Sahingur is studying the cause … Continue reading Dr. S. Esra Sahingur Presents Periodontitis Research at West Hospital