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The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research provides the commonwealth with infrastructure and resources that promote interdisciplinary human health research. As the first federally funded clinical and translational research center in Virginia, we foster research collaborations across the state and accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to patient care.

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2012 - 2015, 2018 - 2020
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Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research

VCU Wright Center's 12-credit, post-baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research educates students in the conduct of clinical research studies and trials. The certificate focuses upon foundational knowledge and skills necessary to understand: basic clinical research and trial study design

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Research presentation: Health research in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills

Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., traveled to Kigali on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2018 where he taught at the University of Rwanda. The hospitalist at VCU Health and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine collaborated with local Kigali researchers on multiple projects while he
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Aging in Place: How Technology Can Help

Join Jane Chung, Ph.D., RN, for a presentation of her research, "Using Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place." An assistant professor in the VCU School of Nursing's Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, Chung will explain her findings and lead a discussion on the topic. The Wright
Health Heart in Women Symposium Saturday February 6 2021

Heart Health in Women Symposium

The Heart Health in Women 2021 Conference will be a half-day educational conference for health care professionals focused on promoting comprehensive understanding of heart disease in women. Topics will include risk factors, prevention, clinical presentation, treatments and outcomes of cardiovascular


Community and Collaboration Program Manager

The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research at the Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a Community Engagement Program Manager to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks related to the Community and Collaboration Core of the

KL2 Program Manager

VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research seeks talented individuals to help promote translational workforce development and experienced based training in clinical and translational research (CTR) and advance CTR methods and processes to speed translation, build collaborations and

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist

The Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist of Wright Center for Clinical & Translational Research provides planning, developing and executing a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy that support the research mission, visibility and goals of the Wright Center. This position includes

Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Developing a Prioritization Matrix and VCU Wright Center COVID Related Research Highlights

Due to the volume and complexity of COVID-19 clinical trials, in the midst of staffing and resource limitations (e.g., PPE), we established a COVID-19 Clinical Trials Prioritization Committee as a vital part of the VCU/VCUHS combined efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Immunocompromised Persons: N3C ImmunoSuppressed/Compromised Clinical Domain Team

Many clinical questions have arisen with the COVID-19 pandemic, from who is at greatest risk for COVID-19 infection to adverse outcomes if infected to how COVID-19 has impacted healthcare utilization patterns. To help answer these questions, and many more, the National COVID Cohort Collaborative

The development of a review and prioritization matrix during the COVID-19 pandemic: VCU Wright Center highlights

The rate at which COVID-19 spread required a rapid response across many, if not all, industries. Academic medical centers had to rapidly evaluate, prioritize, and coordinate the multiple requests for clinical trial participation. This involved redirecting resources and the development of a