The goal of the Clinical Research Scholarly Concentration is to give practical experience to residents so they have the tools to understand and engage in clinical research. Required seminars are designed to introduce residents to the critical concepts that underpin clinical research. Residents also conduct faculty-mentored, hypothesis-driven clinical research projects. These projects may be descriptive, observational, or interventional in design.
Sharon Chen, MD, MS, is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and her clinical focus include single ventricle heart disease, mechanical circulatory support, heart failure, heart transplantation, and pediatric cardiology.
Alan Schroeder, MD, is the associate chief for research in the division of pediatric hospital medicine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and an associate clinical professor in the division of hospital medicine and the division of critical care. More His research interests focus on identifying areas where we can “safely do less” in healthcare, and frequently lectures on this theme locally and nationally. Dr. Schroeder is currently involved in multiple projects involving common conditions in pediatrics such as head trauma, bronchiolitis, UTI, meningitis, and febrile infant management. He is a co-chair of the Lown RightCare Alliance Pediatric Council, co-chair of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Healthcare Value Special Interest Group, an editor of the Yearbook of Pediatrics and an assistant editor for the journal Hospital Pediatrics. Dr. Schroeder provides clinical care for children in the PICU and the pediatric ward.