SURGE-C is intended for assistant professors (PhD and/or MD) who will be/are leading clinical research programs, and Dr. Heather Moss is the course director.  Clinical research is broadly defined including, but not limited to, data research, observational human subjects research and interventional clinical trials.  The course will combine didactic overview and discussion of topics relevant to starting up a clinical research team, and performance of clinical research at Stanford.  The course runs (semi)-monthly with 5 pm sessions from September through May.  All sessions will be via zoom.

A complementary course SURGE-I is also being offered for new PI’s who will be/are leading a basic or translational research group in a basic or clinical department.

Heather Moss

SURGE-C Course Director

2022-2023 SURGE-C Course Schedule

The following workshops will be offered starting September 2022 through May 2023.  All sessions will be held from 5pm-6pm. Sessions will be held via zoom.  The zoom link will be sent to the course participants directly.

  • The Stanford Landscape: Introduction to Clinical Research at Stanford  Speakers: Melissa Bondy (Epidemiology and Population Health), Heather Moss (Ophthalmology), and Ruth O’Hara (SAD, Research and Psychiatry) Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • People I: Types and Processes Speakers: Miriam Veiss-Creque (Ophthalmology-HR) and Toni Nunes (Stanford Center for Clinical Research) Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • People II: Sculpting your team Speakers: Ruth O’Hara (SAD, Research and Psychiatry), Lisa Goldman-Rosas (Epidemiology and Population Health), and Eleni Linos (Dermatology) Tuesday, October 18, 2022
  • Performance I: Getting good data  Speakers: Fatima Rodriguez (Cardiovascular Medicine), David Rehkopf (Epidemiology and Population Health), and Nigam Shah (Medicine / Biomedical Data Science) Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • Performance II: Data management & analysis Speakers: Manisha Desai (Quantitative Sciences Unit) and Daniel Rubin (Biomedical Data Science and Radiology) Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Finances: Getting funding Speakers: Tina Hernandez-Boussard (Medicine / Biomedical Data Science) and Jeff Goldberg (Ophthalmology) Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Getting Mentored as Faculty at Stanford Speakers: Jim Brooks (Urology) and Mary Leonard (Pediatrics) Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • Balancing and Growing Research Portfolio alongside Clinical Duties Speakers: Tanja Gruber (Pediatrics), Jim Lock (Psychiatry) and Michael Lim (Neurosurgery) Monday, January 23, 2023
  • The Research Enterprise: Collaborations, Building Visibility and Tips for Success Speakers: Leanne Williams (Psychiatry) and Melissa Bondy (Epidemiology and Population Health) Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Equity and Inclusive Practices and Resources Speakers: Alyce Adams (Epidemiology and Population Health) and David Rehkopf (Epidemiology and Population Health) Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Implementation I: Local and multi-site regulatory management Speakers: Shana Stolarczyk (Research Compliance Office), Heather Wakelee (Medicine) and Jennifer Brown (Clinical Research Quality) Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Implementation II: Contracts & finances Speakers: Sarah Daadi (Research Management Group), Ken Mahaffey (Cardiovascular Medicine), and Mary Chen (Maternal & Child Health Research Institute) Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Target audience: assistant professors (PhD and/or MD) who will be/are leading a clinical research program. Clinical research is broadly defined including, but not limited to, data research, observational human subjects research and interventional clinical trials

These workshops, and other OAA professional development offerings, map to the competencies that are evaluated in the 360 Evaluation process for assistant professors who lead research groups.  Check the Competency Mapping Here.

SURGE-C Speakers