Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education,  aims to catalyze the development of training, services, methods, and process innovations that lead to a more efficient translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve health.

Spectrum is a member of the Clinical and Translational Sciences (CTSA) program, funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (Grant: UL1TR003142).

NCATS was established in 2012 to transform the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. Stanford joins a national network of 50-plus research “hubs” that collaborate to share innovations in training, research tools, and processes.

As part of the School of Medicine’s Research Office, Spectrum provides services to investigators across the University’s schools and research institutes to facilitate quality health research.

CTSA Program Goals

  • Train and cultivate the translational science workforce;
  • Engage patients and communities in every phase of the translational process;
  • Promote the integration of special and underserved populations in translational research across the human lifespan;
  • Innovate processes to increase the quality and efficiency of translational research; and
  • Advance the use of cutting-edge informatics.


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The Jill and John Freidenrich Center for Translational Research

800 Welch Road
Palo Alto CA, 94304-5701
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