Ways to Give
In recent years, significant reductions in government funding have resulted in a shortfall of federal grants for biomedical research. At the same time, an increase in the complexity of pediatric medicine has created a need to develop physician-scientists who can stand at the forefront of research and discovery. Thanks to breakthroughs in medical technology and genetic and molecular research, dramatic advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. Our challenge is to train the next generation of physician-scientists to translate the increasing complex landscape of pediatric medicine from the bench to the bedside and improve care for all children and expectant mothers.
Private philanthropy is therefore more important than ever to the success of developing and implementing new therapies to treat childhood illnesses. By providing crucial funding for child and maternal health research at Stanford, donors have the unprecedented opportunity to play an instrumental role in improving the lives of children in our community and worldwide.