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 March via zoom unless noted below.

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

2023-2024 SURGE-C Course Schedule

Frequency: Semi-Monthly or Monthly (September through March) for 60 minutes from 5:00- 6:00pm. The first 30 minutes will be speaker led, and the final 30 minutes will be devoted to discussion. One in-person event is envisioned in Fall Quarter noted by the asterisk (*). The remaining sessions are via Zoom.

  • *Landscape: Introduction to Clinical Research at Stanford* Speakers: Ruth O’Hara (SAD, Research and Psychiatry) and Kenneth Mahaffey (Medicine) Monday, September 18, 2023 (IN PERSON)
  • How to Choose Good Projects and Opportunities Speakers: Fatima Rodriguez (Cardiovascular Medicine) and Nigam Shah (Medicine/Biomedical Data Science) Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Building your team to get the work done: PI View Speakers: Lisa Goldman-Rosas (Epidemiology and Population Health) and Heather Wakelee (Medicine) Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Hiring your team to get the work done - Practicalities Speakers: Miriam Veiss-Creque (Ophthalmology-HR) and Mary Chen (Maternal & Child Health Research Institute) Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • Performance: Data, Management & Analysis Speakers: David Rehkopf (Epidemiology and Population Health); Heather Moss (Ophthalmology) Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • Implementation: Local and Multi-site Regulatory Management Speakers: Shana Stolarczyk (Research Compliance Office) and Jennifer Brown (Clinical Research Quality) Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • Implementation: Contracts and Finances Pre-Award Speakers: Sarah Daadi (Research Management Group); Derrick Lin (Research Management Group); Margery Corbett (Research Management Group) Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • Finances: Getting Funding Speakers: Tina Hernandez-Boussard (Medicine/Biomedical Data Science) and Jeff Goldberg (Ophthalmology) Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • Getting Mentored as Faculty at Stanford Speakers: Melissa Bondy (Epidemiology and Population Health) and Ravi Majeti (Medicine) Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  • Balancing and Growing Research Portfolio alongside Clinical/Administrative Duties Speakers: Tanja Gruber (Pediatrics) and Michelle Monje (Neurology) Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Tips for Success- The Research Enterprise: Collaborations, Building Visibility and Rigor and Reproducibility Speakers: Michael Kapiloff (Ophthalmology) and Steve Goodman (Epidemiology and Population Health) Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Equity and Inclusive Practices and Resources Speakers: Alyce Adams (Health Policy) and Eleni Linos (Dermatology) Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Target audience: Early career faculty in basic science and clinical departments who are clinical research group leads.

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