In this issue
Upcoming Events
"Monthly Staff Meeting"
Thursday, August 11  at 10:00         a.m.  in the RAM building - 2nd Floor

"SRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminar"
Wednesday, 17 or Thursday, August 18

"Research Mentor Training Workshop"
Wednesday, August 24  at 8:00       a.m.  at the VCU Rice Rivers Center

"September Staff Meeting"
Thursday, September 8 at 10:00   a.m.    in the RAM Conference       Room

"Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Conference" 
Friday, September 9 at 8:00         a.m. at the JHU School of             Nursing

CCTR quick links
Community Engagement
Research Incubator
August 10, 2016


The VCU Wright CCTR is involved with many exciting and well-designed programs taking place in the upcoming weeks. I hope you will be able to attend some of these and represent our team well. 

Please note that our August monthly staff meeting will take place this Thursday. The RealTime launch for our group will kick off very soon and we want to ensure that everyone is familiar with the system beforehand. 

Have an excellent week,
Registration Deadline Approaching for Wright CCTR's Research Mentor Training Workshop 

Only six spots remain for the VCU Wright CCTR's free research mentor training workshop which will take place Wednesday, August 24 at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. 

Through a process-based approach, M aster Facilitators from the National Research Mentoring Network will help faculty (rank of Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor) with experience mentoring junior faculty, post docs or graduate students, to explore an intellectual framework for research mentoring success.

Visit to RSVP by Monday, August 15, 2016 [Space is limited]

Apply for the "How-to Talks by Postdocs" Series

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences (VCU Libraries), VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and the VCU Postdoctoral Association invite postdoctoral scholars to participate in a brown-bag lunch speaker program titled,  " How-to Talks by Postdocs ." 

In this series, postdocs will present a 45-minute how-to talk on a health sciences topic of their choice. These are not seminar talks, but an opportunity for postdocs to share how to do something related to the health sciences and gain some teaching experience. All talks will be open to the general VCU community.

Postdocs can apply for a teaching slot by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016. 

Please contact Karen Gau at or ( 804) 628-2291 with any questions.  

Upcoming Events

Monthly Staff Meeting - Aug 11

Our August staff meeting featuring a RealTime update will take place  Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM) building - 2nd Floor.

SRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminar- August Dates

The VCU Wright CCTR is providing multiple opportunities to attend a SRC Brown Bag Lunch seminar with Dr. David Cifu to learn about the new  VCU Scientific Review Committee .  

Visit to register in advance. 

-Upcoming Session Dates- 
  • Wednesday, August 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 109
  • Thursday, August 18 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Room 104-105
Learn more...
Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Conference at Johns Hopkins ICTR- Sept 9

The VCU Wright CCTR is assisting Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research with hosting a conference titled, "Research Participant Recruitment & Retention: What is Working Across the Nation?"

The conference will take place Friday, September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205). 

This year's conference will focus on best practices and innovative strategies for research participant recruitment.

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The CCTR is supported by CTSA Award number UL1TR000058 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.