Our research is finding answers to improve health and expanding understanding of the conduct, organization, outcomes, and effectiveness of all aspects of health care . 

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Stakeholders, Technology, and Research Clinical Research Network (STAR CRN)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a 24 month $3.3 million award to continue the work started under our former name of Mid-South CDRN.  The Director of HSR, Russell Rothman, MD MPP, is the Principal Investigator of the CDRN.

The STAR CRN consists of:

  • Vanderbilt University Health System
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Vanderbilt Healthcare Affiliated Network (VHAN)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Duke University
  • Health Sciences South Caroline
  • Wake Forest
  • Mayo Clinic

The network engages hospitals and clinics across the country and has data on over 12 million patients. Rothman and the CRN team are expanding and optimizing patient facing tools for collection of patient data, as well as improving current tools for extracting and presenting data for research. The CRN is changing the paradigm of clinical research through the help of electronic health records, information technology and robust research support infrastructure.

With its focus on patient-centered outcomes, the CRN embodies what the Center for Health Services Research is all about. Visit https://starcrn.org/ to learn more about STAR CRN!