Stanford Child Health Research Institute Inaugural Symposium, November 16

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The inaugural Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Symposium, scheduled for Friday, November 16th at the Stanford University Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, will highlight the latest developments in maternal child health research from across the campus. Registration is now open.

“We invite the community to join us and learn about the cutting-edge research happening within the maternal and child health community at Stanford University,” says Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, co-director of the CHRI and the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology. “At this inaugural event, we will hear from incredible investigators who are advancing groundbreaking discoveries that improve the health of mothers and children around the world.”

Attendees will learn about the innovative research funded by the Institute, funding programs and educational resources available to researchers, and investigators who are making an impact in maternal and child health. The symposium will include poster sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day. Following closing remarks, attendees can interact with speakers in a speed-dating style gathering hosted by former Stanford participants of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, a CHRI partner that provides professional development courses for the translational medicine community.

This year, the symposium will feature keynote speaker, Sean J. Morrison, PhD, the director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, the Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics, the Kathryne and Gene Bishop Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He received his Ph.D. in immunology at Stanford University and is an expert in cancer stem cell biology and metabolomics.

The symposium will showcase a total of 19 speakers and moderators who have been funded through various programs offered by the CHRI: Faculty Harman Scholars, Transdisciplinary Initiatives, Pilot grants, and support programs for clinical trainees and postdocs as well as by its campus partners. 5 speakers will be selected for the session, titled “CHRI Clinical Trainee and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs,” and announced in early October.

Register for the event here: https://chrisymposium.eventbrite.com

Here is the current line-up for the event:

  • Cristina M. Alvira, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Recipient of Transdisciplinary Initiative Program Award; Speaker for Session 4: CHRI Faculty Pilot Grant & Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Rosa Bacchetta, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Recipient of SPARK Award; Speaker for Session 2: CHRI Partners Program
  • Daniel Bernstein, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Dean for Curriculum and Scholarship, Stanford School of Medicine; Moderator for Session 3: CHRI Clinical Trainee and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine; Speaker for Session 1: CHRI Faculty Scholars Program
  • Mark R. Cullen, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Health Research & Policy; Moderator for Session 2: CHRI Partners Program
  • Harvey J. Cohen, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Moderator for Session 1: CHRI Faculty Scholars Program
  • John W. Day, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences; Recipient of Transdisciplinary Initiative Program Award; Speaker for Session 4: CHRI Faculty Pilot Grant & Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Joachim Franz Hallmayer, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Recipient of Faculty Pilot Award; Speaker for Session 4: CHRI Faculty Pilot Grant & Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Calvin J. Kuo, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine; Recipient of Transdisciplinary Initiative Program Award; Speaker for Session 4: CHRI Faculty Pilot Grant & Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Ravindra Majeti, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Recipient of Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Grant Award; Speaker for Session 2: CHRI Partners Program
  • Julie Parsonnet, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine and of Health Research & Policy; Recipient of Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection Grant Award; Speaker for Session 2: CHRI Partners Program
  • Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH, Senior Research Scholar, Global Child Health Program, Department of Pediatrics; Recipient of Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant Award; Speaker for Session 2: CHRI Partners Program
  • Leslee L. Subak, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Moderator for Session 4: CHRI Faculty Pilot Grant & Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Marius Wernig, MD, Associate Professor, Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine; Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine; Speaker for Session 1: CHRI Faculty Scholars Program

For more information about the event, visit http://med.stanford.edu/chri/events/symposium.html.

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