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!

CCTR Hosts Final Fall Brown Bag Seminar Featuring OnCore Discussion

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosted its fifth and final seminar as part of an ongoing Fall Brown Bag series where representatives from the VCU Wright CCTR raised awareness of the various tools and services offered by the Center.  Robert “Bobby” Moulden, manager of Clinical Trials Management System for the VCU Wright CCTR, led this presentation with a … Continue reading CCTR Hosts Final Fall Brown Bag Seminar Featuring OnCore Discussion

Dr. Moeller Discusses Clinical Research with Visiting Italian Medical Students

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research proudly welcomed nine medical students from the Università Campus Bio-Medico in Roma, Italy to VCU for a two and a half week program titled, “A Primer on Clinical and Translational Research.” The program took place from Monday, Sept. 5 to Saturday, Sept. 24, during which time the Italian students attended lectures on clinical … Continue reading Dr. Moeller Discusses Clinical Research with Visiting Italian Medical Students

CCTR to Co-sponsor Workshop on the Art of the Engaged Lecture

What can scientists do in a limited time frame to nudge student thinking from passive to engaged? How can one do this without significantly adding to their existing workload? The VCU community now has the opportunity to learn about the science and art of crafting significant learning experiences for students through an upcoming workshop.  The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Tompkins-McCaw Library are co-sponsoring a brown … Continue reading CCTR to Co-sponsor Workshop on the Art of the Engaged Lecture

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

CCTR Doctoral Candidate Shares Experience at NIH’s Clinical Center Summer Course

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) at VCU held a CCTR Student Talk on Wednesday, September 7 in the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s conference room. Elizabeth K. Do, MPH, a doctoral candidate in the Wright CCTR’s psychiatric, behavioral and statistical genetics concentration, presented on her two-week intensive program experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. She was one … Continue reading CCTR Doctoral Candidate Shares Experience at NIH’s Clinical Center Summer Course

CCTR’s Fall Brown Bag Lunch Series Kicks Off Aug. 18

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) will host the first of its new fall Brown Bag Lunch seminars on Thursday, Aug. 18. Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D., associate chair of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC), medical director for the CCTR’s Clinical Research Services Center, and vice-chairman of the Division of Cardiology for the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, will … Continue reading CCTR’s Fall Brown Bag Lunch Series Kicks Off Aug. 18

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.”

Dr. Patricia Kinser Discusses Complementary Approaches for Perinatal Depression

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) at VCU held a Discovery Dialogue seminar on Monday, February 8 at the Main Hospital’s Learning Center. Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor for the VCU School of Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, led a presentation titled, “When Mommy Gets Depressed: A Discovery Dialogue about Complementary Approaches for Perinatal Depression.”  Studies of depression over … Continue reading Dr. Patricia Kinser Discusses Complementary Approaches for Perinatal Depression