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March Madness for science lovers (Go Stanford!)

A 20-cent, hand-powered centrifuge funded by a Spectrum pilot grant has made it into the finals of STAT’s bracket-style contest to find the best innovations in science and medicine. Vote now to keep Stanford in the running!
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Essentials of Clinical Research Course: Thru March '17  >>Register

2 sessions remaining: Specialty Research Topics ~ pediatric, surgical, cancer, and cardiovascular research. Mar. 16 & 23. Led by Steven Goodman, MD, PhD, MHS. Open to faculty, staff, and students.
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NCATS SMART IRB Reliance Platform

A new NIH policy requires all NIH-funded multisite clinical studies to use a single IRB. NCATS is developing a single institutional review board (IRB) reliance platform for multisite clinical studies.
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Big data conference; Spectrum Biobank

The Big Data in Biomedicine Conference took place in May, drawing 500 attendees and 2,100 remote viewers. Rohit Gupta, director of the Spectrum Biobank and the Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC) Biobank was a speaker.
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Help with grant applications

The Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO) helps investigators prepare grant applications for large multidisciplinary biomedical projects. It also helps early career scholars fund their first independent research projects.
Details here


Giving CFS patients hope

Spectrum’s Human Immune Monitoring Core is powering big data research to unravel the mysteries of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Read about ongoing CFS studies in Stanford Medicine Magazine.
Details here


Call for Proposals!

Evidence for Action will fund innovative studies on the impact programs, policies, and partnerships can have on health and well-being, with a particular focus on research that will advance health equity. They will work with researchers both within and outside the traditional health sectors.
Details here



Biodesign
Biodesign textbook and video library available

A new edition of "Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies" is now available, along with a library of nearly 300 videos that reinforce key concepts in the biodesign innovation process, from need findings to regulatory approval.



NIH funds a new health disparities research center

The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center received a 5-year, $11.5 million grant to precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.
Details here