Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research, bridges the translational spectrum from basic research to public health. As one of Stanford’s 19 designated independent labs, centers, and institutes, Spectrum provides a physical and intellectual intersection between schools and disciplines to advance high impact research.
By catalyzing interdisciplinary research, developing educational programs, providing support services, and innovating methods and processes, Spectrum advances the translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve health.
Spectrum is home to the Stanford Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA), 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.
Stanford 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.