The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) was founded in 2009 to catalyze groundbreaking research in maternal and pediatric health across Stanford Children’s Health (SCH). Over the past decade, an impressive portfolio of discoveries and investigators have been developed through strategic leadership and investment. In the coming years, MCHRI is poised to build on established foundational research capabilities and to accelerate the translation of dramatic advances across the research spectrum from basic discovery to first in human therapeutics and first-in-class diagnostics.
To this end, in 2019, MCHRI established the Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) to provide the needed operational support to ensure the effective and efficient conduct of clinical research at SCH. It is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of SCH and the transformative changes in healthcare delivery that will emanate from these efforts for the care of pregnant women and children everywhere.
It is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of SCH and the transformative changes in healthcare delivery that will emanate from these efforts for the care of pregnant women and children everywhere.
The primary role of the CRSO is to provide oversight and governance for all operational, informatics, regulatory, and additional ancillary support for the execution of clinical research at SCH. This office serves as a resource for all physicians, nurses, allied health investigators, and all hospital, departments, and services lines, providing tactical solutions for research teams to execute their studies within SCH. With executive leadership from the Chief Nursing Officer at SCH and the Assistant Dean for Maternal and Child Health Research in the School of Medicine, the CRSO bridges the School of Medicine Research Office, the MCHRI research agenda, and the operational capabilities for research at SCH.
The CRSO partners with research and hospital teams to remove the hurdles to conduct research within the inpatient and outpatient hospital setting, reduce red tape, improve the efficiency of conducting clinical trials, and overcome administrative burdens. The CRSO is harnessing our electronic medical records by integrating clinical research workflows with clinical care workflows to enable and accelerate discovery and innovation. Ultimately, we are making research a deeply engrained culture of our health system, consistent with our three-part academic and clinical mission.