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July 2023
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iTHRIV Scholars Symposium 2023 - Tuesday, October 17th
12:30 - 3:00pm 


Please join us as we celebrate our iTHRIV scholars at the 6th Annual iTHRIV Scholars Clinical Translational Research Symposium. We are excited to welcome Renée Cummings, Data Activist in Residence at the UVA School of Data Science as our keynote speaker.  The symposium will also feature Science of Translational Science presentations from our second year scholars, as well as research presentations from our recent graduates. 


iTHRIV’s Kristin Miller and Kayla Calvo will present alongside VCU CTSA colleagues Elizabeth Fortune and Lauren Harris at the upcoming National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) National Conference in August.


Presentation title: Reaching Underserved Populations for Recruitment Into Clinical Trials

Session Description: It is essential that clinical trials include people with a variety of lived experiences and conditions; as well characteristics like race, ethnicity, age, and sex. Increasingly, we are beginning to understand that where someone lives can affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and University of Virginia (UVa), will discuss two different approaches taken to integrate diverse populations into translational health research. VCU offers investigators the opportunity to apply for a voucher to offset costs related to innovative digital health methods for participant engagement and recruitment in hard-to-reach patient populations, including in rural areas and groups that have been underrepresented in clinical research. UVa offers the Recruitment Enhancement Resources Program (RERP) which provides investigators language and translational services; transportation and lodging assistance; and Community Engagement Studios. Both programs have the ultimate goal to increase the number of under-represented populations enrolled in clinical trials.

The session will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.


Presenters from left to right: Elizabeth Fortune, Administrative Director, VCU, Kayla Calvo, Director of Finance, UVA, Lauren Harris, Senior Administrator for Hub Research Capacity, VCU and Kristin Miller, Partnership Manager, UVA.


ATRN Health Summit – October 5-6, 2023 (West Virginia University)

  • Abstracts due July 17th:

    • Full Call for Abstracts here.

    • Submit Oral or Poster Abstracts here.

  • ATRN Summit Registration here.

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The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Fridays at 11AM EST

The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series began in 2012 and annually features leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country. The lectures are open to all members of the community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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