Wright CCTR Endowment Fund Application Deadlines Approaching!

The deadline is quickly approaching for awards! Submit your multi-school awards by May 1st!   The VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s Endowment Fund supports meritorious pilot and feasibility research. Multi-disciplinary research teams may apply for up to $130,000 to support research that involves collaborators from at least two different VCU schools. Applications including researchers from multiple disciplines are not only encouraged, but highly desirable. Application information and materials may … Continue reading Wright CCTR Endowment Fund Application Deadlines Approaching!

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!

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

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

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

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