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Upcoming events
Science in the Service of Human Health symposium
Thursday, March 3  (various times)
Quality in Clinical Research Conference 
Monday, April 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CCTR quick links
Community Engagement
Research Incubator
February 2016

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday. 

CCTR is involved in a number of excellent events taking place in the coming weeks. 

One of which is the First Annual Quality in Clinical Research Conference on Monday, April 18. This event is full, though a number of seats have been reserved for investigators. Please register soon and take advantage of this opportunity to stay involved with the IND process.  

Thank you all for your continued hard work as we enter the last stretch of the grant submitting process.  
This year's Professional Development Conference at VCU will take place Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10. 
Internationally recognized speaker, performance improvement consultant and author, Lenora Billings-Harris, will be the conference keynote speaker. 

Consider meeting with your supervisor to determine if any of the workshops at this two-day conference could qualify towards the Office of Research and Innovation's mandated two hours of diversity and inclusion training for all faculty and staff
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Follow CCTR Administrative Director Elizabeth Fortune's blog where she shares NIH and VCU updates, research news and other relevant information.
Most recently she has posted information about VCU's commercialization fund criteria, process, and deadline (Tuesday, March 22).
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Upcoming Events

Science in the Service of Human Health symposium on March 3

 Clara Abraham, MD, associate professor of medicine  (digestive diseases) for Yale School of Medicine, will  present her individual seminar titled, "Perturbations of  Intestinal Immune Homeostasis in Inflammatory  Bowel Disease," on Thursday, March 3 from noon to  12:50 p.m. in Sanger Hall, Room 1-044.

 Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, liver transplant specialist and  pediatric liver transplant specialist for Duke Medicine,  will present his seminar titled, "Immunotherapeutics in  Prevention of Transplant Rejection," on Thursay,  March 3 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Molecular  Medicine Research Building, Room 1009.

In addition to individual lectures, Abraham and Knechtle will present a joint panel on careers in translational research from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (room TBD).

Click here to register and learn more. 
Quality in Clinical Research Conference on April 18

 The First Annual Quality in Clinical Research  Conference will take place Monday, April 18.
 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the VCU Larrick  Center Ballrooms. 

 Though the conference is currently full, a limited  number of seats have been reserved for  investigators or those working on a VCU faculty  sponsored IND or IDE. T o RSVP as an investigator, please  click here .

All other individuals wishing to be placed on the wait list may register here.
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The CCTR is supported by CTSA Award number UL1TR000058 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.