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. Whetting series logo

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. Grant Writing series logo

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 pageCEnR seminar series logo

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 pageK Award series logo

Clinical Research Town Hall

Co-hosted with VCU Health, the Clinical Research Town Hall series is a monthly series that will address a plethora of topics pertaining to clinical research, provide updates from VCU and VCU Health, and address hot button issues or concerns. Clinical Research Town Hall banner

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 channelCReSS logo

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. consulting hours image

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.

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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 channelBench to Community logo 

Cite & Submit: UL1TR002649

Publications supported by the Wright Center must cite the CTSA Grant number (UL1TR002649) and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. We rely on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to the NIH.