Scientific Advisory

All applicants receive reviewer comments regardless of award.  Prior to submission or resubmission, applicants to any of the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) funding program may request a meeting with a reviewer for scientific and protocol development advice.  To request a meeting with a reviewer please contact MCHRI Administration.

Review and Selection Criteria

Members of the MCHRI and former award recipients are invited to participate as reviewers.  Separate review panels are convened for each of the MCHRI funding programs.  Each review panel has a Panel Chair or two Co-chairs.  There may be more than one panel within each program depending on the number of applications received and reviewers available for any particular cycle.  The Review and Selection Criteria for MCHRI funding programs follow an NIH model.  Each proposal is assigned at least two reviewers.

Reviewers who have met with applicants prior to submission or resubmission for scientific advice are automatically recused from those applicants’ proposals.  Other conflicts of interest are considered.  Reviewers are not assigned to proposals for which they are listed and/or identified as a mentor, co-investigator, or collaborator.  Reviewers are also not assigned to applicants in the same division and/or department.

Reviewers provide written comments and a score on each proposal assigned.  Scoring is based on the NIH 1-9 scale.  Panels meet 6 to 8 weeks after the submission deadline.  Final scores from the review meetings determine the ranking of proposals.  A separate Funding Committee, including the MCHRI directors and panel chairs, determines funding cutoff for each cycle.  The cutoff score varies each cycle depending on the applicant pool and the availability of funds.

MCHRI Faculty/Harman Scholar Program Co-Chairs

Deborah E. Addicott - John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family Professor in Pediatrics
The Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health and Professor, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pilot Grant Panel Chairs

Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
NICU Nurses Professor and Professor (Research), by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

Clinician Educator Grants Program Co-Chairs

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Pathology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Clinical Trainee Support Co-Chairs

Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Support Panel Chairs

Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, LPCH
Associate Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and of Genetics
Shelagh Galligan Professor in the School of Medicine

Bridge Support Program Chair

Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor

Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program Chair

Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor