Improving Clinical Research in Maternal & Child Health
Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research, intends to streamline, accelerate, and promote the translation of basic discoveries into practical solutions that improve human health in the community, and to educate the next generation of clinical and translational research leaders.
The Child Health Research Program (CHRP) was created by Dr. Christy Sandborg in 2005 with the mission to increase the quantity and quality of clinical research in child health. The program offered a centralized clinical core with research support personnel, assistance with scientific expertise and advice, and career development training for junior investigators. With the arrival of the NIH CTSA in 2008, CHRP was renamed Spectrum Child Health. Today, we continue to provide these services, including formal infrastructure, clinical research personnel, mentoring, and funding in preparing early and mid-career faculty for a career in clinical and translational research. These services are available to all Stanford faculty and trainees participating in clinical and translational research in children.