Improving Clinical Research in Maternal & Child Health

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We invite all members of the Stanford community involved in advancing child and maternal health research and training to apply for membership in the Child Health Research Institute. Join today!


Childx Symposium - April 12-13, 2018

Join us at the 2018 Childx Symposium where we will address the challenges and solutions for better child and maternal care worldwide. Learn more.

CDCM Symposium - February 27, 2018

Learn about the innovations in the pipeline to curative medicines at the 2nd Annual Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM) Symposium. Learn more.


**NEW** CHRI Funds Global Child Health Seed Grants

The CHRI-sponsored Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grant program aims to support two global health seed grants of up to $25,000 each for projects seeking solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings. Deadline for proposal submission is December 8, 2017.

The Future of Genome Editing in Human Diseases

Matthew Porteus, an associate professor of pediatrics and a CHRI-funded investigator, spoke before a U.S. Senate committee for hearing on “Gene Editing Technology: Innovation and Impact.” Also present at the hearing was Jeffrey Kahn, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a keynote speaker for CHRI-sponsored 2018 Childx Symposium.

CHRI Funds 2018 Biodesign Faculty Fellowships

As of Fiscal Year 2018, CHRI will fund 50% for maternal child health Biodesign Faculty Fellowships. The fellowship provides motivated Stanford faculty members from the schools of Medicine and Engineering with advanced training and mentoring in health technology innovation.

Interview with Carol S. Dweck on Growth Mindset

The Times Higher Education recently interviewed Carol S. Dweck, a Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology, on students’ growth mindset. She is one of the keynote speakers for CHRI's upcoming sponsored event, the 2018 Childx Symposium. 

Children of War

Paul Wise, a professor of pediatrics and core faculty member of the Stanford Center for Health Policy, is working with colleagues to  address the needs of children in areas of unstable governance and civil war.

Anthony Oro Named Co-Director of the Child Health Research Institute

The Stanford Child Health Research Institute is proud to announce a new Co-Director, Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor in the Department of Dermatology.

Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program awardee investigates the health of immigrant families and children

Fernando Mendoza, a professor of pediatrics, is the primary investigator on a CHRI Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP) grant that explores the  health and well-being of children in immigrant families in California, as well as the impact of federal, state, and local policies on health outcomes.