Last Chance to Complete the Research Engagement and Mentoring Survey

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR), is seeking your input regarding your professional needs as an early career faculty member conducting any health-related research. We are interested in feedback from clinical researchers (e.g. nurses, physicians, Allied Health faculty, pharmacists, dentists), biomedical scientists, social workers, psychologists, etc., who conduct health-related research and are within the first 5 … Continue reading Last Chance to Complete the Research Engagement and Mentoring Survey

Antonio Abbate and Jennifer Economy Lead Presentations on Scientific Review Committee

Last week, the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) sponsored a series of Brown Bag Lunch seminars on the new VCU Scientific Review Committee (SRC) which is set to begin reviewing research projects in September 2016. The presentations were led by Jennifer Economy, M.S.H.A., SRC executive director, and Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the Wright CCTR’s Clinical Research … Continue reading Antonio Abbate and Jennifer Economy Lead Presentations on Scientific Review Committee

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

Wright CCTR and VCU Library Co-Host Seminar on Research Participant Strategies

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) partnered with the Tompkins-McCaw Library to host a seminar at the library titled, “Strategies and Tools for Research Participant Recruitment,” on Wednesday, June 15. Jonathan P. DeShazo, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for the Wright CCTR’s Enterprise Informatics and co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Core, and Megan Blumenthal, lab manager for the VCU School of … Continue reading Wright CCTR and VCU Library Co-Host Seminar on Research Participant Strategies

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

Biomedical Informatics Core Presents BIC Brown Bag Seminar on REDCap

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research recently hosted the second seminar of the four-part BIC Brown Bag Lunch series. Tim Aro, information systems manager for the CCTR’s Biomedical Informatics Core (BIC), and Michael Tran, IT specialist for BIC, reviewed the benefits of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), the basics of building a project, advanced features, and the available data management support services offered … Continue reading Biomedical Informatics Core Presents BIC Brown Bag Seminar on REDCap

Pamela Dillon Presents Two Abstracts at National ACTS Conference

Congratulations to Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison for the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR), who presented two abstracts on behalf of the CCTR at last week’s Association of Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) conference in Washington, D.C.                                            … Continue reading Pamela Dillon Presents Two Abstracts at National ACTS Conference

VCU to Host Four-Day Event on Competitive Grant Writing

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the VCU Office of Research and Innovation are sponsoring “Ready, Set, Grant!,” a four-day event with more than 40 workshops aimed at helping researchers learn competitive grant writing skills. “Ready, Set, Grant!” will take place Tuesday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 15 at various on-campus locations. Please see below for the schedule of events taking place at the MCV … Continue reading VCU to Host Four-Day Event on Competitive Grant Writing

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