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"CCTR Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Modern Biostatistical Considerations"
Thursday, October 20  from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Sanger Hall, room 3016

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September 21, 2016


The official press release for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study was released last week. This p roject is the largest long-term study of brain development and cognition in the United States and I believe it to be an  important collaboration across institutes and centers within VCU, and across the United States.

More details about the study can be found below. 

Have an excellent week,

Mary Madu and Kimberly Bradley Lead Brown Bag Presentation on Clinical Trial Recruitment

Mary Madu (top) and Kimberly Bradley

The  VCU Wright CCTR hosted the second in its five-part Fall Brown Bag Lunch seminar series last week. Attendees were encouraged to bring their lunch and learn about best practices for clinical trial recruitment in a presentation led by Kimberly Bradley, EMT, CCRP, manager of the coordinator pool for the VCU Wright CCTR's Clinical Research Services (CRS), and Mary Madu, CCRC, advanced research coordinator for the CRS.
VCU Involved in Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study - 10,000 Children to Participate
The VCU Wright CCTR and the  VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies  
are proud to announce that Virginia Commonwealth University is slated to begin recruitment within the coming weeks for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.
Elizabeth Do Shares Experience at NIH's Clinical Center Summer Course
Elizabeth K. Do

Elizabeth K. Do, MPH, a doctoral candidate in the VCU Wright CCTR's  psychiatric, behavioral and statistical genetics concentration , presented on her two-week intensive program experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. 

She was one of 28 students nationwide accepted for a spot in the NIH's competitive 2016 Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students that addressed the topic: "What is the role of the PhD scientist in clinical and translational research?"


Clinical Trials Reporting Update

Certain types of behavioral studies that previously did not have to be registered in will now be required to do so. More information may be found on NIH's news release. 
Upcoming Events

"CCTR Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Modern Biostatistical Considerations for Designing Responsible Trials" (session three) - Oct. 20 

Bring your lunch to Sanger Hall, Room 3016 on Thursday, October 20  and learn about best practices and modern biostatistical considerations for designing responsible trials.   

Adam Sima, Ph.D., biostatistician for the VCU Wright CCTR's Research Innovator and assistant professor for the VCU Department of Biostatistics; and Roy Sabo, associate professor for the VCU Department of Biostatistics, will lead the presentation. 

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