About Our Clinical Research

The Department of Medicine’s robust Clinical Research programs seek to improve the health and health care of people globally through various discoveries and applications.

Our clinical investigators have created excellent programs in multiple therapeutic areas, described on the division websites.  Programs cover the entire spectrum of clinical research including quality improvement projects, health services research, cost-effectiveness, health economics, all phases (phase 1-4) of clinical trials including FDA regulated drug and device trials, and epidemiology and population health sciences.

We have spearheaded the creation of a dynamic research infrastructure to support research across the School of Medicine.  Key support groups at Stanford include a dedicated 16 bed Phase 1 unit Clinical Translational Research Unit; the Stanford Center for Clinical Research; the Quantitative Sciences Unit; Center for Population Health Sciences; and the Center for Digital Health.

In addition, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Stanford Cancer Institute are two world-class multi-disciplinary research centers that provide seed grant funding, training and mentorship opportunities for house staff and fellows.

An NIH grant for the Clinical Translational Science Awards has provided 15 years of infrastructure support across the entire School of Medicine for grant writing, quality and compliance, training, participant recruitment, community engagement and more.

The Department of Medicine promotes and values clinical research activities for trainees (medical students, house staff and fellows) as well as researchers across all faculty lines, sex categories, and racial and ethnic groups.  We also recognize the value of team science and the importance of individual contribution to large programs in academic promotion.

Overview of Our Research Themes

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