Research and Innovation

The Stanford advantage

Established in 1885, Stanford University is one of the world’s leading research universities and premier academic brands, particularly noted for top-ranked programs that include physical and biological sciences. Patients of all ages can benefit greatly from collaborative multidisciplinary research, groundbreaking innovation, and family-centered care from the Stanford Medicine ecosystem, which includes Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, the adult health care delivery system, and the Stanford School of Medicine.

Throughout history, Stanford Medicine has been home to cutting-edge medical advances, including the first successful adult human heart transplant in the United States and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world. Stanford School of Medicine is the West Coast’s oldest medical school and worldwide leader in patient care, education, research and innovation. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is proud to be the pediatric and obstetric teaching hospital of Stanford Medicine—one of the top-ranked academic medical institutions in the country.

Bench-to-bedside research

Close integration across Stanford Medicine's research and health-care missions enable researchers and clinician-scientists to identify how emerging scientific insights can be applied to patient care while safely evaluating new approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating disease through clinical trials.

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Research Registry

Volunteers like you are essential partners in helping our physicians and scientists find new ways to improve the health and well-being of millions of people through research. Join Stanford and other volunteers in our Research Registry. Stanford's Research Registry connects people like you with teams conducting research to improve health care. If you are eligible for a study, researchers may contact you to see if you would like to learn more. Please read the information sheet and complete the online survey to get involved.

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