Clinical & Human Subject Research
The Office of Research oversees a number of human subject research studies administered at Stanford Health Care. These projects often involve interprofessional collaborations, which include nurses, physical therapists, and physicians from the care team. ORPCS is currently enrolling subjects in a range of studies and continue to work with clinicians to explore options for future research.
Research & Innovation Council (RIC)
At Stanford Health Care, Shared Leaderships' Research & Innovation Council offers house-wide guidance on research-related activities and opportunities. The council’s vision is to be the nexus for clinical research and clinical inquiry, leading Stanford Health Care in healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. Council goals are: 1) Define the role of a Clinical Scientist; 2) Build and promote clinical inquiry; 3) Advance clinical care; and 4) Conduct and translate cutting-edge research.
At the core of Stanford School of Medicine (SOM) is the drive to improve human health through Discovery and Care, to provide precision health that can predict, prevent, and cure precisely while maintaining our world class excellence and service. Similarly, the core of Stanford Health Care (SHC) is to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. SHC strive to care, to educate, and to be a leader in discovery. To succeed in these goals, the Academic Medical Center i.e. SHC supports the robust generation of new knowledge and clinical evidence, as well as comprehensive systems to integrate this evidence into clinical care and improve health outcomes across the spectrum of health. These are the activities of clinical research and quality improvement that we will focus on within this guide.