In this issue
Upcoming Events
"Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day"

  Friday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m.     to 4:00 p.m. in the Richmond       Academy of Medicine Buildin -       1001
  Wednesday, May 25 from noon     to 1 p.m. in the  Tompkins-           McCaw Library  - 109
CCTR quick links
Community Engagement
Research Incubator
May 18, 2016

Thank you all for the hard work you've put in to your job responsibilities, research and this team, especially during these busy past few months.

Have an excellent week,
CCTR Hosts Seminar to Explore Gambling Concerns in Fantasy Sports
Brendan Dwyer, Ph.D.

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) sponsored a Discovery Dialogue presentation last week at the Main Hospital's Learning Center. 

Brendan Dwyer, Ph.D., director of research and distance learning for the VCU Center for Sport Leadership, led the  presentation titled, "Exploring Gambling Concerns in Fantasy Sports Participation."  

Click below to learn why Dr. Dwyer thinks of fantasy sports as "a competitive form of book club," and what the NFL's role was in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

Final BIC Brown Bag Seminar Focuses on Cohort Discovery and Clinical Data Reporting
Shannon Bruffy (top) and Jun He

On Thursday, May 12, Shannon Bruffy, IT specialist for BIC, and Jun He, research informatics application analyst for BIC, led a presentation on cohort discovery and clinical data reporting to conclude the BIC Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. 

Bruffy focused on Cohort Discovery (i2b2), while He discussed the limitations and abilities of the data extraction tools available at VCU. 

CCTR Recognizes Clinical Trials Awareness Week (May 2-6, 2016)

During Clinical Trials Awareness Week, we recognize the individuals who have made new, innovative treatments a reality for patients worldwide - clinical trial researchers and participants.

Let us celebrate the medical innovations of today and the treatments of tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day - May 20

The CCTR invites you to stop by the Richmond Academy of Medicine Building, Room 1001 (located across from the Museum of the Confederacy) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20 to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day. 

Members of the CCTR's Clinical Research Services team will be available to answer questions about clinical research, clinical trials, VCU resources, and clinical research certification organizations (SOCRA and ACRP). 

Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

For more information, contact Sara Twombly (

"The IRB: the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board" - May 25

The CCTR and Tompkins-McCaw Library invite you to bring your lunch to the library (room 109) and attend a research seminar titled, "The IRB: the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full Board," on Wednesday, May 25.

Monika Markowitz, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.N, R.N., director of research integrity and ethics for the VCU Office of Research, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Ripley, M.D., M.S., IRB chair/associate chair for faculty for the VCU Department of Internal Medicine, will discuss the regulatory review required for research.

Drinks will be provided.

For more information, contact Pam Dillon (

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