Clinical Research Core Services

Child Health Clinical Research Core consists of experienced and pediatric-focused clinical research coordinators. Services available range from full support for clinical research studies and trials (pre-award to closeout) to selected “a la carte” assistance (IRB preparation only, etc).

Requesting Core Services

Please contact May Zepeda at 650-724-0177 or email her at to request a free consultation. 

For Heart Center Projects, please contact Rachel Moericke, MA at 650-736-6605 or email her at for a free consultation.

What We Support

Federal and other Peer-Reviewed Studies 
NIH, foundation, and other non-industry sponsored peer-reviewed studies (submitted or awarded).

Industry Sponsored and Non-Peer Reviewed Studies
All industry-sponsored studies and non-peer reviewed studies must be approved by the CHRI Executive Committee.

Research Coordinators

General Children's Health

Children's Heart Center

May Zepeda, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager

Rachel Moericke, MA

Clinical Research Manager

Nicholas Bondy

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Kellie Baumann, CCRC

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia Buckingham

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Amruta Gavali

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Alicia Harnett

Clinical Research Coordinator

Mathew Irvin

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Juliana Moreno-Ramirez, CCRP

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Kifle Yohannes

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Mariam (Ani) Stephen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Aihua Zhu, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Jessica Whalen

Research Data Analyst/Clinical Research Coordinator II

Why Child Health Research Core Services

  • Vacation/sick coverage
  • Stanford institutional knowledge
  • Experienced, pediatric-focused staff
  • Accurate, efficient, flexible and reliable
  • Competence in recruitment, compliance, retention
  • Effective management of unexpected problems
  • Dedicated to quality and process improvement

Clinical Research Core Services

  • Administer questionnaire
  • Answer queries
  • Billing oversight
  • Budget consultation/preparation
  • Complete/Create case report forms
  • Conduct patient visits
  • Consent form preparation
  • Consent Patient
  • Database development
  • Data collection/reports/entry (e.g. REDCap)
  • Drug accountability/ordering
  • Enrollment
  • IND/IDE submission
  • In-service staff
  • Investigator/site initiation meeting
  • IRB submission/renewal/modification
  • Monitor visits/e-monitoring
  • Prepare visit documents
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient consultation (by research nurse)
  • Patient reimbursement
  • Patient screening
  • Patient visits (LPCH, SHC, CTRU)
  • Prognostic Interviews
  • Record storage
  • Recruitment effort & tools
  • Report AEs, SAEs
  • Pharmacy Set-up
  • Schedule visits
  • Specimen handling & shipping
  • Study closeout
  • Supplies management