FACULTY MENTOR OFFICE HOURS

To provide flexible, open access to faculty mentors, the Wright Center Faculty Mentor Office Hours program allows early career faculty mentees to sign up to meet with a faculty mentor of their choice.

Times and Location

Faculty mentor office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Richmond Academy of Medicine building (1200 E. Clay St.), Suite 1000B.

Appointment Sign Up

To sign up to meet with a mentor, please use this link.

(Please note that this calendar requires a Google or Gmail account to access the appointment calendar).

Mentors

Please see our list of faculty mentors below. The listed keywords can be used to help choose a mentor based on your needs.

Name

Title

Keywords

Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D.

- Associate Director of Hub Capacity Research, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- James C. Roberts, Esquire professor of cardiology and vice chair, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, VCU School of Medicine

- Associate Chair of Research, VCU School of Medicine

- Medical director, VCU Medical Center Clinical Research Unit

Clinical Trials; Institutional Review Board; Team Science

Alpha A. (Berry) Fowler, M.D.

- William T. Thompson Professor of Medicine and chairman, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, VCU School of Medicine

- Director, VCU Johnson Center for Critical Care and Pulmonary Research

Clinical Trials; Path to Independence; Team Science; Tenure/Promotion

Deborah DiazGranados, Ph.D.

- Assistant professor, School of Medicine

- Affiliate assistant professor, Department of Psychology, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences

- Evaluation lead, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Collaboration Readiness; Collaborative Problem Solving and Thinking; Knowledge Integration and Diversity; Leadership Development; Team Science
Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D.

- Research liaison, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, VCU School of Pharmacy
Clinical Trials; FDA-Regulated Research; Funding; Institutional Review Board; VCU Research Resources

John F. Kuemmerle, M.D.

- Professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and associate chair of gastroenterology for research, VCU School of Medicine

Grantsmanship; Hiring/Staffing the Lab; Path to Independence; Team Science; Tenure/Promotion

 

Joyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D.

- Co-director of the doctoral program in clinical and translational sciences, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Professor and vice chair of education and faculty affairs, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU School of Medicine

Leadership; Management; Mentorship; Tenure/Promotion Time; Work/Life Balance

Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D.

- Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry, VCU School of Dentistry

- Special assistant to the president, VCU Office of Research and Innovation

Innovation/Commercialization; Lab Management; Leadership

F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.

- Director, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research: Addiction Science, VCU

- Professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and toxicology and neurology, VCU School of Medicine

- Associate Vice President for Clinical Research, VCU

- Director, Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies

Clinical Trials; Grantsmanship; Leadership; Path to Independence; Tenure/Promotion

Nicky Monk - Director, VCU Ventures Business Acceleration; Entrepreneurial Mentoring; Health Innovation Consortium; Start-Ups
Magdalena Morgan, Ph.D. - Assistant director, VCU Innovation Gateway Commercialization; Industry Engagements; Intellectual Property; Licensing; Technology Transfer

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D.

- KL2 Program co-director, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Professor of medicine and chair, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, VCU School of Medicine

Grantsmanship; Leadership; Mentorship; Path to Independence; Specific Aims

John Ryan, Ph.D.

- Professor and associate vice president for research development, Department of Biology, College of Humanities & Sciences

Funding Opportunities; Grantsmanship; Mentorship; Presentations; Specific Aims

S. Esra Sahingur, D.D.S., Ph.D.

- Professor of periodontics and senior investigator, Phillips Institute for Oral Health Research, VCU School of Dentistry

- Affiliate professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, VCU School of Medicine

- Former Clinical Research KL2 Scholar and Endowment Fund awardee and current Scientific Review Committee member, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Grantsmanship; Mentorship; Presentations; Team Science; Time Management; Work/Life Balance;

Arun J. Sanyal, M.D.

- KL2 Program co-director, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, VCU School of Medicine

Clinical Trials; Grantsmanship; Lab Management; Path to Independence; Presentations

Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D.

- Co-director of the doctoral program in clinical and translational sciences, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

- Harrison Foundation Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU School of Medicine

- Associate director of education and training, Massey Cancer Center

Grantsmanship; Hiring/Staffing the Lab; Mentorship; Specific Aims; Time Management

Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.

- Professor and chair, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, VCU School of Medicine, Disparities Research

- Associate director for disparities research and Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Chair in Cancer Prevention and Control, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Lab Management; Mentorship; Leadership; Tenure/Promotion

Judith A. Voynow, M.D.

- Edwin L. Kendig Jr. Professor of Pulmonology, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, VCU School of Medicine

Collaborations; Grantsmanship; Mentorship; Presentations; Specific Aims

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