About Spectrum

Who We Are

Spectrum is an independent, interdisciplinary center that facilitates clinical and translational research across the university.

The mission of Spectrum, Stanford’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-supported research hub, is to transform clinical and translational research and education at Stanford to make it more effective at discovering and implementing data-driven strategies to serve the health needs of individuals and the population. Spectrum’s programs extend from the earliest stages of the translational pipeline to the “final mile” of implementation science at the patient and population levels. Spectrum leverages local achievements, institutional strengths and resources, and advancements in the focus of the CTSA consortium to nurture an innovative and collaborative workforce that can transfer health discoveries from the University to patients and the community.

Spectrum is a member of the CTSA program, funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (Grant: UL1 TR001085). 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.