Stanford Spectrum News
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.