Office of Research Patient Care Services
A PART OF NURSING PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Welcome from the Executive Director of the Office of Research Patient Care Services and Health Equity & Research
Welcome to our Department of Health Equity & Research website at Stanford Health Care. Our mission is to support the integration and advancement of research as a standard of care and standard of practice throughout the SHC enterprise, including, increasing clinician knowledge, understanding and involvement in research-related activities for the benefit of patients, families, and health care professionals. Our goals include: improving research access, care experience, clinical practice, patient clinical outcomes—and, advancing health equity for all persons and communities we serve, including minoritized, diverse abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity, women, and others. Whether you are a patient, employee, or someone interested in learning more about the research enterprise at Stanford Health Care, we invite you to contact our department.
We are committed to expanding and bringing research to the forefront at Stanford Health Care. While we seek to build upon the momentum that our colleagues have made over the years, we are confident that the SHC research enterprise will continue to thrive to meet the needs of our patients, staff, and communities.
Our collective involvement in and commitment to Health Equity & Research will continue to influence excellence in care delivery, clinical practice, and health outcomes for our patients and communities.
With warmest regards,
Michelle Y. Williams, PhD, RN
Executive Director, Office of Research PCS and Health Equity and Research, SHC
Office of Research »
Leadership and Operations »
Integrating and expanding health equity and scientific research
Research Operations & Strategy »
Research-related operations and strategies to expand research capacity
Clinical Trials Operations & Practice »
Supporting clinical trial facilitation across the enterprise
Academic Nursing and Patient Care Research »
Facilitate nurse-led research across Stanford Health Care
Health Equity Research »
Conducts research to advance health equity
Research Implementation, Culture, & Equity »
Review culture and equity documents and resources
Nursing Research Section »
Expand our committment to nursing research
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Individual and group meetings to discuss a range of research-related topics. This can discussions on "Is it research?", methodology and design, protocol development, institutional review board (IRB), and project oversight.
Guidance on data collection, preparation, and analysis. From descriptive statistics to inferential methods, we provide consultation on data management, data analysis, interpreting results, and writing-up the manuscript.
Advice on identifying funding opportunities and completing grant applications. This includes both external funding and internal grants, such as the Stanford Nursing Alumnae Legacy Grant and the Friends of Nursing Scholarships & Grants.
Abstracts, Posters & Manuscripts
Feedback on abstracts and posters for professional conferences; review of manuscripts for journal submission with guidance on scientific writing, effective use of imagery and text, and mentorship in manuscript writing.
Clinical Trials Support
Continuing education webinars on topics, such as how to prepare a Legacy Grant application, roles of nurses in clinical trials, and the research process.
The Office of Research facilitates clinical, translational and health service research at Stanford Health Care
Mission: To Care, To Educate, To Discover
Vision: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.
Values: Innovation, Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Discovery, Integrity, Teamwork
Our team is comprised of Ph-D prepared research scientists, nurse scientists, business, project and administrative specialists, and an executive leader.
The Office of Research Patient Care Services (ORPCS) builds on the traditions of academic nursing established over 100 years ago at Stanford University.
With an enduring commitment to increasing staff involvement in research-related activities to benefit patients, families, and health care professionals at Stanford Health Care.
The Office of Research works as a synergized team to consult on a range of topics, including study design, data management, dissemination, and funding opportunities across the organization.
The Stanford Nurse Alumnae are the Stanford University liaison service that support nursing education and research at Stanford Health Care and contribute to the excellence of front-line clinical excellence.
Nursing research is fundamental to the delivery of science-based high-quality health care for patients. The Office of Research works closely with SHC and the Division of Nursing to support nursing inquiry as part of the Magnet© Journey. ORPCS provides an enterprise level research infrastructure that aligns with SHC Magnet© Designation.