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Essentials of Clinical Research Course

Learn about study design, statistical analysis, research regulations, bioethics and more in this eleven session series.

Course Details

This course, broken into two modules, provides a step-by-step model for how to:  design and conduct clinical research at Stanford. Upon course completion, attendees will have an introduction to how to

(1) design and analyze clinical studies and prepare protocols,

(2) comply with “Good Clinical Practice” guidelines for study conduct, data management, and relevant regulations, and  

(3) understand principles and practices underlying ethical and reproducible research.

Certificate of Participation available based on attendance and post-course knowledge assessment.


Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm, starting Nov. 1, 2018

The Science of Research (Nov. 1 – Dec. 13, 2018)
Design and analysis of clinical studies

The Conduct of Research (Jan. 17 – Feb. 7, 2019)
An introduction to protocol development, Good Clinical Practice guidelines, and the principles and practices underlying ethical research.  

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Module 1:  Science of Research

Steve Goodman, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy 
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Tom Hardwicke, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, METRICS
Lesley Park, PhD Instructor, Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health
Rita Popat, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Health Research and Policy, Epidemiology

Module 2:  Conduct of Research

Maya Berdichesky, DMD Quality and Compliance Manager, Stanford Center for Clinical Research
Jennifer Brown, RN, MLA, CCRP Director, Clinical Research Quality, Spectrum  
Anastasia Doherty, CIP, HRPP  Associate Director, Research Compliance Office
Steve Goodman, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy
Kenneth Mahaffey, MD Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
Scott Patton Clinical Trials Disclosure Manager, Clinical Research Quality, Spectrum
Mark Pegram, MD Professor of Medicine, Oncology
Erin Romer Manager, Clinical Research Administration, Research Management Group
Vandana Sundaram, MPH Biostatistician, Medicine, Quantitative Sciences Unit
Holly Tabor, PhD Associate Professor, Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health
Peg Tsao, RN, CCRC Workforce Development Manager, Spectrum