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*New Updates* - COVID-19 Resources

MCHRI has created a webpage with COVID-19 information related to research activities and resources, including updates and guidance on research, virtual town halls and grand round sessions, research being conducted at Stanford, and updates from MCHRI. The latest updates include:

  • Cardinal Research Recovery Website 
  • Updates on Resumption of Clinical Research
  • Updates on Resumption of Basic Science Research
  • Participate in COVID-19 Research: Stanford Medicine Research Registry


*NEW UPDATES* Online requests for remote monitor access to Stanford Children’s Health Epic

Effective June 18, MCHRI is accepting online requests for remote monitor access to Stanford Children’s Health Epic. This updated monitor access request process requires additional information that reflects new requirements mandated by hospital Privacy.

Director's Message for July 2020

David K. Stevenson, MD, Co-Director of MCHRI, writes about the Institute’s goal to enable the translation of discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutics through strategic partnerships, training and education, and quality research support to conduct studies at Stanford Children's Health.

MCHRI scholar's work on the future of diabetes: Improving islet transplantation

Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD, assistant professor pediatric radiology and MCHRI scholar, and his team are developing a bioscaffold that helps insulin-producing cells get enough oxygen when transplanted for diabetes treatment. This research was addressed in a recent paper published in Advanced Functional Materials and supported in part by MCHRI.

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