About CRSO

The Mission of Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) is to serve as a resource for physician, nurse, and allied health researchers, along with all hospital Departments and services lines, to enable efficient and compliant conduct of maternal and pediatric clinical research.

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) was founded in 2009 to catalyze groundbreaking research in maternal and pediatric health across Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. 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 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. It is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health 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 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health 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 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. 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 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. With executive leadership from the Chief Nursing Officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health 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 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

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.

Through people, processes and technology, CRSO will effectively manage Stanford Medicine Children’s Health clinical-operational resources and infrastructure that support or facilitate clinical research.

CRSO Contact & Team

The Clinical Research Support Office is located at:

800 Welch Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 724-0279
Fax: (650) 723-8552

For general inquiries, contact us at crso@stanfordchildrens.org.

Should you have any other questions, please contact Alyson Falwell, MPH, Clinical Research Operations Manager, via email at AFalwell@stanfordchildrens.org

Alyson Falwell, MPH
Clinical Research Operations Manager, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
AFalwell@stanfordchildrens.org

Sijo Thomas, RN, MSN, MBA
Clinical Research Informatics Manager, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
SiThomas@stanfordchildrens.org

Tricia Ning
Clinical Research Systems Analyst, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
TNing@stanfordchildrens.org

Kevin Morrison, MS
Clinical Research Operations Associate, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
KMorrison@stanfordchildrens.org

CRSO Executive Advisory Committee

To view profiles of the Stanford Medicine Children's Health Exeuctive Leadership team, click here.

To view the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute leadership team, click here.