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CHRI awardees Ricardo Dometsch and Sergiu Pasca venture into the emerging field of molecular psychiatry 

Neuroscientists Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD, and Sergiu Pasca, MD, each received funding from the CHRI early on to help support their collaborative and innovative work in understanding the development of human brain disorders.

New CEO of Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health appointed

Cynthia Brandt Stover has been appointed president and CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. The foundation directs all fundraising for the Stanford Children’s Hospital and for the maternal and child health programs at the School of Medicine.

Brain scans yield more clues to autism

Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, according to a recent study. Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is the senior author.