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!

NIH and FDA release clinical trials protocol template

  NIH and FDA develop and release a clinical trials protocol template.  NIH and FDA collaborated with the research community to develop a common Phase 2 and Phase 3 IND/IDE clinical trial protocol template. The goal is to support investigators and speed up FDA review of NIH clinical trials. The document is consistent with International Council for Harmonisation E6 (R2) Good Clinical Practice Guidance. At … Continue reading NIH and FDA release clinical trials protocol template

International Clinical Trials Day!

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research sponsored the International Clinical Trials Day event on May 19th at the VCU Gateway Building. Visitors, patients, and staff learned about the history of clinical trials, how to navigate StudyFinder-the central point for enrolling in clinical trials, and discovered how research is changing patients lives!  “I have seen so many patients being positively impacted by Clinical trials … Continue reading International Clinical Trials Day!

Mary Madu and Kimberly Bradley Lead Brown Bag Presentation on Clinical Trial Recruitment

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (VCU Wright CCTR) hosted the second in its five-part Fall Brown Bag Lunch seminar series. Attendees were encouraged to bring their lunch and learn about best practices for clinical trial recruitment in a presentation led by Kimberly Bradley, EMT, CCRP, manager of the coordinator pool for the CCTR’s Clinical Research Services (CRS), and Mary Madu, … Continue reading Mary Madu and Kimberly Bradley Lead Brown Bag Presentation on Clinical Trial Recruitment

VCU Involved in Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – 10,000 Children to Participate

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) and the VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies are proud to announce that Virginia Commonwealth University is slated to begin recruitment within the coming weeks for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will follow the … Continue reading VCU Involved in Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – 10,000 Children to Participate

Clinical Trials Awareness Week May 2-6, 2016

Whether you’ve taken a medication today to manage a chronic disease or simply to keep a headache at bay, you know that medical innovations have the power to change lives. But these breakthroughs don’t just happen. Developing new medicines is a lengthy and complex process, relying heavily on volunteer participation to evaluate potential therapies for safety and effectiveness in clinical studies. Without the patients who … Continue reading Clinical Trials Awareness Week May 2-6, 2016