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Welcome to Stanford Spectrum News, a publication of the Spectrum CTSA: Stanford’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education. See below for the most recent articles reflecting the latest Spectrum-related developments.

July 2021 | Issue 1

JULY 2021

Faculty, Staff, and Students Contribute to Spectrum Website Launch

A case study for collaborative web development

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year vastly changed the operating structure of Spectrum, Stanford’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education. Led by PI and Director Dr. Ruth O’Hara, Spectrum leadership quickly had to plan, implement, and roll out initiatives, systems, and information to address the needs of the CTSA team and its constituents in a virtual, remote environment.

JULY 2021

Spectrum Researcher Addresses COVID-19 Trial Prioritization Issues

Ethicists publish in Clinical Trials on research prioritization

Early in the pandemic, Dr. David Magnus, Director of Stanford’s Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Dr. Angela Rogers spoke with Spectrum’s Director and PI, Stanford School of Medicine’s Senior Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Ruth O’Hara, about creating a task force to make decisions about which COVID-19 clinical trials should be prioritized.

JULY 2021

Spectrum EAB to meet in October

The Spectrum CTSA External Advisory Board (EAB) will meet with Spectrum leadership on October 14 and 15, 2021.

The EAB meets annually to conduct a review of Spectrum plans, programs, and goals, and to assess the degree to which milestones both for the overall program and each of its components have been achieved. The Board then prepares a written summary report that is shared with the NIH and Spectrum leadership.

JULY 2021

Spectrum CTSA Resources Help Advance Asian Health and Research

The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) is growing multi-disciplinary research, education, and clinical care support for Asian health

To counter the underrepresentation of Asians in clinical trials and genetics research, CARE provides support, training, and mentorship opportunities for clinical and translational science research in Asian health to positively impact Asian clinical care and improve the health of Asians everywhere.

JULY 2021

Community Engagement Researchers Support Vaccination PSA Production

Spectrum’s Community Engagement Core supports public service announcement videos encouraging COVID-19 vaccination

In an effort to reduce transmission rates in certain communities, a team from Spectrum’s Office of Community Engagement recently partnered with Stanford Health Care (SHC) to produce bilingual public service announcement (PSA) videos on the benefits of becoming vaccinated against COVID-19.

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