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

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD named co-director of the Stanford 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. His expertise in cancer genomics, tumor evolution, and stem cell biology will aid in the development of resources to bolster basic and translational research at Stanford University.

“We are very excited about Tony joining the leadership of the CHRI. His knowledge and proficiency in basic science research will enhance the mission of the CHRI and aid our institute in implementing strategies that address critical challenges to research across Stanford University,” said Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, the institute’s executive director. “In addition, Tony will aid in the assessment of our current programs and initiatives in pursuit of our goal to translate discoveries in maternal child health.”

Dr. Oro joins Dr. Leonard and a focused leadership team who direct CHRI’s numerous research and development initiatives. Other members of the management team include:

-         Mary Chen, MS, MBA, Administrative Director
-          Grant Wells, Program Manager
-          Carol Schulze, Sr. Finance Specialist
-          Roxanna Van Norman, Marketing Manager
-          Hosna Omarzad, Program Coordinator
-          Mo Munich, Research Finance Specialist
-          May Zepeda, Clinical Research Coordinator

Dr. Oro will develop programs to expand the reach of the CHRI across the Stanford campus. Under his guidance, the CHRI will implement a new monthly seminar series and other events designed to foster a rich maternal child health research community across the University.

“Our current membership is incredibly robust and diverse, with representation from all seven schools,” Dr. Oro remarked. "Along with strategic faculty support and innovation seed funding, monthly seminar series, topical symposia, and focused MD and PhD mentorship are perfect venus to unite our community. Our central objective remains translating Stanford discoveries into innovative solutions for modern patient care, and training early career physicians and scientists to administer and extend those solutions." 

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