The MCHRI Seminar Series highlight compelling clinical topics, innovative research, and the latest developments in maternal and child health, and serves as a forum for engaging in conversations with other researchers and scientists across the community.
Featured seminar speaker: Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph. D
Please join us for a seminar on Ways to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Children with Food Allergies, hosted by the Maternal & Child Health Research Institute at Stanford Medicine.
Date: February 3rd, 2020. Time: Noon-1:00 P.M.
Registration link coming soon
More seminars will be added to the schedule! For questions about registration, please contact Roxanna Van Norman.
For more information about MCHRI Seminar Series, click here
Julia and David Koch have announced a generous gift of $10 million to establish a new unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for clinical research in 2017. The unit will operate within the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, which is home to the groundbreaking allergy and asthma clinical trials led by Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD. Thanks to the Koch's generous gift, Dr. Nadeau and her team expaned their clinical research to a redesigned unit within Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in April 2019!
The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will help the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The school’s long range plan calls for the demolition of the four aging E.D. Stone Complex Buildings – Grant, Alway, Lane and Edwards (GALE) with BMI being the replacement for Grant, the first building to be demolished. The new building will be approximately 215,500 sf with four above-grade floors of research labs and lightfilled gathering places, and a lower basement level with reduced functional square footage for utility support. A connective tunnel to other nearby research facilities is part of the proposed design.
Our Center has plans to utilize laboratory space in the building after its opening. Our colleagues visited the construction site in February 2019 - see their photos here
We are happy to share with you our December 2018 issue of the FARE+Well newsletter. Inside, you’ll learn about a new direction FARE is taking in the next five years to support food allergy families and reach out to their communities. The initiative we’re launching this month, the Contains: Courage™ Campaign, will generate historic levels of funding for food allergy research to yield effective therapies and treatments, and ultimately find a cure.
Wildfires are predicted to increase 30-50% by 2040. Agricultural burning is also on the rise. Fire exposure increases respiratory symptoms, respiratory emergency department visits, strokes, and heart attacks. There is an urgent need to formulate a call to action with international/local scientists across different disciplines, non-profit organizations, policy makers, and community groups to preserve forests and protect health.
Organized and moderated by Kari Nadeau, with speakers including Ruth DeFries, John Balmes, Tasso Azevedo, and Alison Wolff
Date: Friday, September 6 , 2019 2:05-3:05PM
Location: Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall
We invite you to come together Sunday, June 23, 2019, as a community and support allergy and asthma research at Stanford! Whether you live around the block or around the world, you can be part of the Lucile Packard Foundation’s 9th Annual Scamper and bring us one step closer to finding a cure for allergies and asthma.
Please join us for our biggest community outreach and fundraising event of the year by participating in one of three ways:
1. There's still time to Register to walk or run as part of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University Team on Sunday, June 23rd at 8:00 am (Registration begins at 6:30 am). Held at the beautiful Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, CA, this 5k, 10k, and kid’s fun run is a great way to meet others in the allergy and asthma community, as well as Center staff members, while demonstrating your support. We will also provide Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University t-shirts for our runners and walkers (as supplies last).
2. Can’t race in person? Simply register here and designate yourself as a virtual racer. You will have your own fundraising page in support of the Center and the same opportunities to win fundraising prizes as other Summer Scamper participants, without putting on your running shoes.
3. Donate directly to the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University Team by making an online gift in support of the Center. Contributions of any size are appreciated — together, we can change and save lives. All the funds we raise will directly support the Center. Thank you for your support!
Get away to spectacular Fallen Leaf Lake, May 16-19, 2019 for a fun, educational and restorative weekend with Stanford and Bay Area health experts. Attend lectures and hands-on workshops to learn the latest scientific information on women's wellness, then head outdoors for a hike or sail, or simply kick back with a glass of wine. Presented by the Stanford Health Improvement Program within the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The retreat will take place at Fallen Leaf Lake on May 16-19, 2019.
The unfortunate increase in wildfires in association with climate change has only augmented the impact of air pollution on health in many areas of the country. Overall, wildfires have resulted in increased strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks and respiratory disorders.
During the presentation, Dr. Kari Nadeau discussed her research at Stanford, in which she investigates the impact of wildfires on health, focusing on the immune system and associated allergic disease.
This presentation took place on February 20, 2019 at 5PM.
Every year Dare2B brightens the lives of over 700 homeless children in New York City. This year, The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research helped the organization accomplish much more than just spread holiday cheer; through health and wellness workshops focused on asthma and allergy prevention, the center was able to impact the lives of many children suffering from allergies. The workshops and raffles helped parents and their children establish new friendships and understand the importance of self-care.
“Each of these events helps us educate and empower the children we serve. In addition, it helps us further build a rapport with the parents that then seek to ensure their children attend our weekly programming. Programming that develops them to break their cycle of poverty,” said Roxana Colorado, Executive Director of Dare2B, Inc.
In total, over 220 children have benefitted from the center’s support so far according to Mrs. Colorado. The Sean N. Parker Center takes great pride in collaborating with the community and looks forward to building children’s confidence toward their health.
During this webinar, our expert speaker will describe how the power of multiomic single-cell analysis was applied in recent asthma research, in which thousands of T cells were captured using oligo-conjugated cell-surface antibodies and interrogated using targeted sequencing to identify immune-cell biomarkers. A digital gene-expression profile of thousands of individual cells was generated in a single experiment, without the need for robotics or automation, enabling identification of distinct cell-surface proteins and hundreds of gene-expression biomarkers.
The webinar took place on 30 January 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Each academic year, faculty nominate exemplary student projects for an introductory seminars excellence award. All winners are invited to an annual spring awards ceremony that celebrates the diverse and innovative learning experiences across all introductory seminar courses.
This year Rishabh Kapoor, an undergraduate in biology, won the award in 2018 for Conjunct Intrathecal and Systemic Administration of Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASO) As an Enhanced Therapeutic Regimen for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He completed this project in Profs. Nadeau and Freeland’s Winter 2017-2018 IntroSem, Translational Research: Turning Science into Medicine (MED 50N). Congratulations are in order for Rishabh! His hard work and dedication have been showcased and rewarded.
Pictured are Dr. Kari Nadeau and Rishabh Kapoor, at the awards celebration that occurred on January 24, 2019. For more information about the Excellence Awards, click here here
Thousands of leaders from nations, subnational governments, businesses, the investor community and nongovernmental organizations came together to step up ambition and address the existential threat of climate change with bold action.
Our Center's team was part of leading and speaking at this summit. Read more about the summit by clicking here