Presidential Annual Report


Doors opened by CTSA


In 2010, VCU became the first institution in Virginia to earn a very prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of the CTSA is to advance biomedical research, speed treatments from the laboratory to the marketplace, engage communities in clinical research and train a new generation of researchers. And that is exactly what has happened in the past few years at VCU.

Since the CTSA was awarded, the Center for Clinical and Translational Research has received two supplemental grants totaling nearly $1 million. One supported the creation of the National Post-Arrest Research Consortium led by Mary Ann Peberdy, M.D., professor of internal medicine and emergency medicine.

The other, led by Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., director of the VCU Center on Human Needs, established partnerships with community organizations to conduct research on health disparities in Richmond. Additionally, nearly 50 articles written by VCU researchers that cite the CTSA grant have been published or are in press.