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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Division of Clinical Research

One VCU Clinical Research

The Division of Clinical Research is home to the One VCU Clinical Research Initiative and the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

The One VCU Clinical Research Initiative is an enterprise-wide collaborative led by VCU OVPRI in collaboration with VCU Health toward strengthening clinical research quality, efficiency, and growth capacity. Leading teams across the enterprise, our efforts include providing leadership and strategic planning for high profile clinical research areas, strengthening the FDA Program, expanding opportunities and resources for research teams, and overseeing compliance activities and policy and procedure infrastructure.  This initiative includes the cross-campus Arts in Health Research Program, one of the first in its kind across the country.

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research is the scientific and academic home for clinical research.  It is supported by a large NIH center grant in order to advance science and foster partnerships that accelerate translational research for the betterment of human health.  The specific aims of this grant emphasize team science, transformation of scientific discoveries into treatment, and training a new generation of diverse clinical and translational scholars.

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Our mission statement

The Division of Clinical Research is VCU’s central office for oversight of the clinical research program and home to the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Our mission is to lead the development of research training, quality, efficiency and opportunities across the enterprise in support of the following university goals:

  • Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve the quality of human life
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships that advance innovation, enhance cultural and economic vitality and solve society’s most complex challenges
  • Health sciences that preserve and restore health for all people, seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research and educate those who serve humanity

How does clinical research help us serve our community?

Contact us

Lisa Richman Ballance, M.A., CPW, CCP
Executive director for clinical research and compliance
(804) 241-6223
lballanc@vcu.edu

F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.
Associate vice president for clinical research
(804) 827-1531
fgmoeller@vcu.edu 

Elizabeth B. Collins, M.A., CCRP
VCU FDA regulatory resource program manager and arts in health research liaison
(804) 828-0819
estoddert@vcu.edu

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