May 08 - May 08
07:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed - Wed

3rd Annual Conference PCHA-UHA Research & Learning Collaborative: Research Infrastructure in a Healthcare Network: What are the Needs?

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center: Fisher Conference Center (Lane/Lyons/Lodato Rooms)

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Pediatrics /Division of General Pediatrics and Department of Medicine.

Statement of Need

This CME conference seeks to prepare physicians for pursuing collaborative research between community providers and the School of Medicine. It aims to equip learners with the skills to successfully navigate the collaborative research infrastructure, design rigorous community-based studies utilizing distinct research methodologies, and leverage a realistic, community-based laboratory to help bridge the gap between recommended care and actual care for the population that stands to benefit from the recommendations. The conference will use a combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussion to illustrate the process of working with Stanford faculty in the community practice setting.

Target Audience

This is a local/regional program designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health professionals, and research coordinators and administrators from Stanford, PCHA and UHA.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Navigate the process of establishing a research partnership between Stanford faculty and community providers in order to conduct rigorous academic investigations in an ambulatory or community setting.
  • Differentiate between several research methodologies (i.e., epidemiological studies, health services research, quality improvement) in order to execute appropriate studies to explore their research questions.
  • Apply strategies and techniques recommended by previously-established collaborative teams (i.e., the Request for Proposals (RFP) award recipients) to develop a research project that is a collaboration between the School of Medicine and Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA)/University Health Alliance (UHA).
  • Incorporate digital technology in an effective way in community-based research projects.
  • Differentiate between QA/QI studies and research on human subjects.

Course Directors

C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD

Course Director
Director of Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention
Co-Director, PCHA-UHA Research and Learning Collaborative
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital and of Medicine (PCOR) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research)


Kenneth Mahaffey, MD

Co-Course Director
Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine Director
Stanford Center for Clinical Research
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine


Gary Shaw, DrPH

Co-Course Director 
Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
Professor (Research) or Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Pediatrics /Division of General Pediatrics and Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine


For conference related questions please contact

Audrey Nguyen
(650) 725-4967

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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