Cardiva Announces FDA Approval of the VASCADE MVP Vascular Closure System for Multi-Site Vessel Closure Following Electrophysiology Procedures

SCCR, in collaboration with the Stanford Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU), successfully completed enrollment for AMBULATE study, sponsored by Cardiva Medical in June 2018. The study was planned and executed under the leadership of Mintu Turakhia as principal investigator and Kenneth Mahaffey as operations principle investigator. VASCADE MVP, the closure system used in the AMBULATE trial, received FDA approval on November 28th!

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Apple Watch Heart Study With Stanford Signs Up 400,000 People

Bloomberg reports that more than 400,000 people have signed up for a Stanford University study being sponsored by Apple Inc. to examine whether Apple Watch can detect patients with undiagnosed heart rhythm problems, one of the largest heart screening studies ever to be conducted. The study will use the watch’s sensors to detect possible atrial fibrillation. Devices like phones and Apple’s digital watch offer exciting new possibilities for researchers, since they contain sensors and other data collection tools that huge numbers of people keep with them almost all the time.

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Concussions: Stanford Researchers Use High-Tech Mouth Guards to Study Head Trauma in Young Athletes

San Jose Mercury News article discusses the Taube Stanford Children’s Concussion Initiative, the nation’s first study of its kind, which aims to measure rotation and full motion cranial impacts in youth football athletes. The study will establish a pediatric concussion network in the Bay Area that will closely monitor high school athletes longitudinally. The data gathered will be analyzed to develop algorithms that will some day help clinicians predict an individual athlete’s risk for concussion, time of recovery, and lead to personalized approaches to prevent and treat concussion.

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Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

NYT article discusses Project Baseline, an exciting study taking place at Stanford and other US sites. Project Baseline is one of the largest, most comprehensive efforts to understand the basic underpinnings of health and the transition to disease. By collecting a comprehensive set of health information both within and outside the four walls of a clinic, we aim to create a map of human health. Our goal is to create a new set of tools and data sets for medical discovery, with the aspiration that this will pave the way for rich real-world insights, and potentially one day add to the way care is delivered.

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Duke / Stanford CEC Summit

An exciting new clinical events classification and safety meeting, the Duke/Stanford CEC Summit, is taking place September 26-27 in Chicago, coordinated by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Stanford Center for Clinical Research.

ACC-Janssen Preceptorship Programs

Over the last three years, SCCR has worked with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to provide one and two-day programs aimed at training the sales and marketing teams in the cardiovascular space. In May of 2018, SCCR proudly partnered with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to design and implement the third preceptorship program with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. This program, titled “Cardiovascular Essentials,” was very similar in nature to the second program and focused on three therapeutic areas: peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.

Stanford-AstraZeneca Collaboration Funds Two New Projects

The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR), led by Kenneth Mahaffey, MD (professor of cardiovascular medicine), and AstraZeneca, are pleased to announce that they have entered into the third year of their collaboration. The collaboration focuses on cardio-metabolic and respiratory diseases, oncology, mobile health (mHealth), innovations in clinical trial design and operations, big data and novel data analytics approaches and innovative education and training initiatives. Two million dollars in funding has been provided to support 6 innovative research projects by Stanford investigators over the three-year collaboration.

Project Baseline Turns 1 Year Old

Project Baseline is a multicenter, longitudinal, prospective cohort study that will collect and analyze an unprecedented breadth of data for a group of 10,000 participants. Launched in 2017 as a partnership between Stanford Medicine, Duke School of Medicine, Verily, and Google, this study aims to create a deep biomedical information repository to account for the highly complex interplay of biological, behavioral, environmental, and social systems. The study is currently recruiting at Stanford Medicine, and interested members of the community can learn more and apply here.


Shannon Coffee: Stanford Medicine Internship

Shannon Coffee, '19, a human biology major, returns to the court next month as a center for Stanford Women's Basketball. She spent her summer advancing understanding of concussions as an intern with the Stanford Center for Clinical Research.

Susie Spielman, Stanford - Stanford Medicine Big Data | Precision Health 2018

Precision Health is a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives. It is in this spirit of possibility and promise that Stanford Medicine hosted the sixth year of this conference in 2018, bringing together international researchers and leaders from academia, health care, government, and industry to develop actionable steps for improving human health.

Research Corner with Ken Mahaffey and Glenn Chertow

This is a video that is party of a series led by Dr. Ken Mahaffey, Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. 

In this interview, Dr. Mahaffey interviews Dr. Glenn Chertow, Chief for the Division of Nephrology to discuss a the research going on in his division, including highlights from early career faculty.