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Hub Research Capacity Core

The Hub Research Capacity Core ensures that our conduct of clinical research is of the highest quality, while being compliant, ethical, sustainable, and efficient. This core coordinates approaches and consortia partners to integrate our research objectives into the health-care needs of our many special populations. Those include children, children with chronic diseases who survive into adulthood, pregnant women, the elderly, the underserved, people with rare diseases, and those with health issues related to racial, economic, or ethnic factors specific to rural or urban lifestyles.

Participant and Clinical Interactions

The Participant and Clinical Interactions program is focused on facilitating an organizational framework to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical trial research conducted at Stanford.

Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU)
Rajnesh Prasad, Interim Executive Director

Justin Vincent-Tompkins, Biobank Director

Clinical Research Units
Peg Tsao, RN, CCRC, Operational Lead

Program Contacts

Mark Pegram, MD
Faculty Lead, CTRU

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS
Faculty Co- Lead, Biobank

Joachim Hallmayer, MD
Faculty Co- Lead, Biobank

Brooke Howitt, MD
Faculty Co- Lead, Biobank

Kenneth Mahaffey, MD
Faculty Lead, Clinical Research Units

Integrating Special Populations

Spectrum adopts a broad life course approach in our research practice and training to ensure that our CTR efforts lead to benefits for the entire population, with focus on research questions relevant to subject or population groups often under-represented in CTR studies.

Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Mary M. Chen, MS, MBA, Executive Director
May Zepeda, CCRP, Clinical Research Manager

Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

Drug & Device Development Training Program (D3)
Gary Shaw, DrPH, Faculty Director
Grant Wells, MS, Program Administrator

Full Lifecourse
Vyjeyanthi (VJ) Periyakoil, MD, Faculty Co-Lead
Ruth O'Hara, PhD, Faculty Co-Lead

Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)
Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, Co-Director
Bryant Lin, MD, MEng, Co-Director

Program Contacts

Karl Sylvester, MD
Faculty Lead