Patients share survival stories, researchers discuss best practices at inaugural statewide clinical research conference

vcuApproximately 200 clinical research professionals from across the commonwealth will convene April 12 at the inaugural Virginia Clinical Research Conference, the first conference aimed at strengthening the clinical research enterprise throughout the state.

The conference, titled “Engagement: 2019,” is hosted by the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. It is focused on involving stakeholders in the planning and conduct of clinical research, with presentations on engaging the community in clinical research, using big data within clinical research, and involving investigational pharmacists in clinical research conversations.

The conference also includes a poster competition and a presentation by stage 4 melanoma survivor T.J. Sharpe, a patient advocate for clinical trial participation.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press news