The Wright Center hosts regular event series intended to educate, inform and grow the clinical research community at VCU, VCU Health, in Richmond and beyond.
The series below are only some of the Wright Center’s robust educational programming. The center's calendar lists all upcoming events. And sign up for the Wright Center's regular newsletter for notice of upcoming events in your inbox.
Whetting Your Appetite for Research
This regular lunch series invites the VCU research community to learn the ins and outs of a wide variety of topics that will help them grow as researchers. Topics include publishing, compliance, data science, cohort discovery, grant writing, research resources and more.
Grant Writing Workshop Series
The grant writing series invites successful researchers to share their experience receiving national grants and offer advice and tips on how to win those grants. Topics include grants from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and more.
Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Seminar Series
The CEnR Series helps researchers integrate community engagement principles into their own clinical and translational research, including how to develop and sustain community relationships. View past events on its Kaltura page.
K Award Seminar Series
The K Award Seminar Series brings together successful K Award recipients and K Award mentors with aspiring K awardees, bringing tips and tricks on mastering the application to those looking to earn the prestigious National Institutes of Health grant. View past events on its Kaltura page.
Bench to Community
Co-hosted by the VCU Institute of Engineering and Medicine and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Bench to Community is a regularly occurring seminar series for researchers interested in medical device development. View past events on its Kaltura channel.
Clinical Research Skills Series (CReSS)
CReSS brings guest speakers and VCU experts to present on and discuss topics that train research administrators and coordinators on core competencies in clinical research. View some CReSS events on the Translational Workforce Development Kaltura channel.
Data Science events
The Wright Center’s informatics team puts on recurring series to train researchers in the capabilities and opportunities of informatics, biostatistics, natural language processing and more. VCU employees can access some of those seminar and course recordings through the Bioinformatics Kaltura channel.
Wright Center Consulting Hours
Faculty and staff at VCU involved in human subjects research can bring their questions about how to do clinical research at the university and health system to Wright Center experts during regular consulting hours.
SOCRA Chapter Meetings
The Wright Center hosts regular meetings of the central Virginia chapter meetings of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, where experts engage on topical issues in clinical research. View some SOCRA events on the Translational Workforce Development Kaltura channel.