The VCRC-VF Fellowship is a mentored training program of up to two years for physician-investigators who have a strong interest in vasculitis and wish to pursue a period of specialized training with an emphasis on clinical and/or translational patient-oriented clinical investigation. The trainee will undertake the Fellowship between 2014-2019 at a VCRC-affiliated site in North America that has an established distinct clinical and research program in vasculitis and availability of senior faculty mentors.
The DMCC provides coordination for the RDN by organizing meetings and conference calls, supporting Network committees and providing tools to disseminate information to the public and the larger community of health care providers about rare diseases. Among the tools and functionality provided is a public website that contains information about each consortium and a contact registry where individuals self register for information about studies in which they might want to participate.
The public website is also a portal to the password protected website where we have consortium specific folders, calendars and protocols. It is a place where both network wide materials are posted along with materials that are consortium specific. Protocol or study specific tools available on the members page include the ability to 1) register and/or randomize subjects, 2) enter data on electronic case report forms, 3) report/manage and review adverse events, 4) upload or view laboratory and image data, 5) maintain a log of sample shipments to reference laboratories, 6) monitor study progress and view progress reports, 7) view consortium authored videos and 8) conduct web-based video conferences.