Summer 2019 Issue

Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) newsletter.

Since SCCR was founded more than four years ago, we have grown into a group of over 70 research staff, partnered with more than 50 faculty on campus, and conducted or currently run in excess of 125 research projects.

Each issue will highlight our many collaborations and work with other universities, government agencies, philanthropic partners, and industry – including tech, digital health, biopharma, and biotech companies.

You will also read about SCCR’s media coverage, education and training events, initiatives, publications, conferences, staff, and faculty partners.

I am incredibly proud of the great science that is being done in SCCR, as well as the commitment of our staff to innovation, quality, and collaboration. I am thankful to the many faculty, house staff and researchers, and to our industry and government partners, with whom we have been able to work.

For more information, or to partner with us, please send a message to

Thanks for reading.

Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD

SCCR Director

In This Issue

  • SCCR Welcomes New Associate Director - Coordinating Center

    SCCR welcomes Nadia Elkarra, MD, who recently joined as the associate director of the Coordinating Center. In her new role, she will lead a highly skilled team that provides a full array of clinical research services for trials supported by industry, foundations and government sponsors.

  • SCCR Addresses Opioid Epidemic and Cardiovascular Essentials

    A recent SCCR program told health care professionals about prescription drug misuse and how they can assist with recovering from the national opioid epidemic. Read about that and another program, in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology.

  • SCCR in the News

    Media reports have addressed SCCR’s recent activities, including a study on using wearable technology to identify cardiac problems, a major effort to understand the underpinnings of health and disease, and how SCCR helps drive research.

  • Upcoming Events

    Explore SCCR’s full list of Good Clinical Practice Workshops, Science Series presentations, and other events.