Ether Resources for Anesthesia Research and Education

Anesthesia Research: Clinical Translational Unit

Clinical Translational Unit (CTU)
S-007 Grant Bldg

The CTU should be a resource for all the faculty and researchers of the department. I believe we can improve the economics of the department’s use of money for research by having a common resource while at the same time improving productivity by providing the backing to get research performed.

CTU Mission:

  1.  To provide a central resource of equipment to be shared by researchers. This equipment will include equipment currently in the Grant Building in room S-007. Researchers could have a resource to be trained on equipment as part of this process.
  2. Provide an information resource related to research that could include the IRB process, grants and funding support and general advice.

3.   Faculty mentorship

The CTU, in S-007 would be used as an equipment resource. Access to equipment would be given to those that are trained to use it and care for it. Researchers would have to have proper training to ensure safe use as well as care of the instruments. I currently plan to have Carol Cohane and Anthea Buchin in charge of this component.

CTU Terms on Equipment Use:
Any researchers that add equipment to the lab would understand that the equipment may be shared under the appropriate situations. This would definitely include equipment purchased by the Department and the research committee. The CTU would not become a storage place for unused equipment. Some equipment that is not commonly used may be listed in the inventory and stored off site.

Faculty Mentors:

Support Personnel:

  1. Carol Cohane, RN
  2. Martha Tingle, RN
  3. Anthea Buchin

Funding and Expense:
The equipment that is currently present will be listed in an inventory. Faculty and residents that use the equipment will be responsible for any damage that may arise due to inappropriate use. Maintenance will be the responsibility of those using the equipment, along with any disposables. Those investigators with funding should consider financial support for the CTU to replace disposables and provide general maintenance for the equipment.

If you would like to have a mentor or study assistance, or if you would like to provide the same please contact Dr. David Drover.

Primary Contact:

David Drover, MD

“My main interest remains in clinical pharmacology and I enjoy any applied clinical research study. The goal of my Clinical Translational Unit (CTU) is to provide a resource for the whole department. Commonly good ideas are never taken to completion because of stumbling blocks along the way. I’m hoping that the CTU will take away many stumbling blocks. Please email me with issues and I will try and direct your question to the right person to help you get answers. Issues that I think we can help conquer are IRB, funding, equipment, manpower, logistics, study design and study execution.”

Phone: (650) 725-0364
Pager #: 13005

Support Personnel:

Carol Cohane, RN

“I am a registered nurse by training, but have worked in clinical research for the Stanford Anesthesia Department for 35 years as a Clinical Research Coordinator. I have expertise in PK & PD studies in adult patients and volunteers. Currently I am coordinating Dr. Hammer & Dr. Drover’s pediatric PK & PD study of nipride, funded by the NIH. I am a member of Stanford’s IRB and have been for over 10 years so I understand what is needed for IRB submissions.

I have the expertise to draw PK blood samples and process them correctly.  This includes centrifuging, pipeting, storage, and shipping the blood & plasma samples.

I enjoy teaching & sharing my clinical research skills with doctors, nurse study coordinators, and research assistants.”

Phone: (650) 736-8231
Pager #: 25540

Martha Tingle, RN, CCRC
“I have been a clinical nurse for many years in both pediatrics and, more recently, labor and delivery.  In 1998 I made what I thought was a temporary foray into research. I enjoyed the stimulation of devising systems in which new questions might be answered, and what was meant to be a temporary change proved to be an entirely new career direction. My role has changed over the 10 plus years of helping conduct research at Stanford, which allows me to continue to enjoy new challenges every day.”

Phone: (650) 724-2742
Pager #: 18496

Anthea Buchin

“I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering and Premed. Since then I have been working in clinical research with the Stanford Department of Anesthesia for almost 3 years. I have experience working on both adult and pediatric studies, and I am currently coordinating Industry-sponsored as well as Investigator-initiated clinical studies.”

Phone: (650)736-1982
Pager #: 26041

CTU Location & Directions:

Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Dr., S-007 Grant Bldg
Stanford, CA 94305

Directions starting from hospital's main entrance (with fountain in front) to CTU:

From the main entrance take a Left down the main corridor, turn Right down the hall by the gift shop. Continue until the hall ends then turn Right and continue until you pass through 2 sets of glass doors. On your left will be the Grant building research facilities. Enter through the first double doors. An escalator will be on your Right, take the escalator down to the basement. When you get off the escalator continue down the hall in front of you and make a Left at the corner. When that hall ends take a Right, the CTU will be on the left side, room S-007.

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