Faculty Scholars Program

Current Awards

  • Cristina Maria Alvira, MD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-2020)
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)
    Project:  Essential Physiologic Roles for Nuclear Factor Kappa-B During Lung Development
  • Catherine A. Blish, MD, PhD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-2020)
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
    Project:  Inflammatory Pathways of Pregnancy, Viral Infection, and Preterm Birth
  • David B. Camarillo, PhD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-2020)
    Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering
    Project:  Investigating Fiber Tract Strain Rate as a Cause of Concussion
  • Samuel H. Cheshier, MD, PhD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2012-2017)
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology
    Project:  Anti-CD47 Monoclonal Antibody for the Treatment of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and Medulloblastoma: Preclinical Studies Modeling Pediatric Patients to Target Tumor and Tumor Stem Cells
  • Tushar Desai, MD, PhD
    Woods Family Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2016-2021)
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) Neurosurgery
    Project:  Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of TGF-beta Regulation of Air Sac Morphogenesis
  • Brian Feldman, MD, PhD
    Bechtel Faculty Scholar Awards in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2012-2017)
    Assistant Professor of Pediatric (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
    Project:  Developing Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Pediatric Muscle Disorders
  • Gerald A. Grant, MD, FACS
    Arline Funding Opportunities and Pete Harman Faculty Scholar (2015-2018)
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology
    Project:  Molecular Characterization of the Pediatric Blood-Tumor Barrier
  • Norman James Lacayo, MD
    Laurie Kraus Lacob Fellowship/Faculty Scholar Fund in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2016-2019)
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology)
    Project:  Epigenetic Priming Clinical Trials in de Novo and Relapse/Refractory Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Angelle Desiree LeBeaud, MD, MS
    Bechtel Faculty Scholar Awards in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-2020)
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
    Project:  Integrated Vector Management as a Strategy for Reduced Disease Risk in a Newly Discovered Region of Dengue Fever in Africa
  • Matthew Lungren, MD, MPH
    Stanford Child Health Research Institute Faculty Scholar (2016-2019)
    Assistant Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
    Project:  Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning to Develop Clinical Decision Support for Pediatric Imaging
  • Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
    Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowed Faculty Scholar (2014-2018)
    Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery and of Pediatrics and of Pathology
    Project:  Neuron:glioma Cell Interactions in the Developing Brain
  • Manpreet Kaur Singh, MD, MS
    Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2013-2018)
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development)
    Project:  Risk and Resilience in Youth at Familial Risk for Mood Disorders
  • Alexander E. Urban, PhD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2016-2019)
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Secondary, Genetics (Psychopharmacology)
    Project:  A Transgenic Marmoset Model for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, Phd
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2009-2017)
    Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
    Project: Anesthesia-Free Pediatric MRI
  • Derrick C. Wan, MD
    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Faculty Scholar (2013-2018)
    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
    Project:  Developing an Effective Cell-Based Approach For Bone Regeneration in Children Through Epigenetic Manipulation
  • Marius Wernig, MD, PhD
    Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2013-2018)
    Associate Professor of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Project:  Direct Lineage Reprogramming to Study and Treat Connatal Brain Diseases
  • Virginia D. Winn, MDS
    Arline and Pete Harman Faculty Scholar (2015-2018)
    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)
    Project:  Endothelial Dysfunction in Preeclampsia: Implications for Immediate and Long Term Health Outcomes for Mothers and Children
  • Sean M. (Ming) Wu, MD, PhD, FACC
    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Faculty Scholar (2013-2018)
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Project:  Cardiac Progenitor Cells in Development and Disease
  • Fan Yang, PhD
    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Faculty Scholar (2013-2018)
    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Bioengineering
    Project:  Engineering a Brain in a Dish: 3D in vitro Models for Studying Pediatric Brain Tumor Using Biomimetic Hydrogels
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