2nd Annual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium, November 15

Friday, August 2, 2018

Registration is now open for the second annual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium, which will highlight the latest research in maternal and child health across campus. 

The event, scheduled for Friday, November 15 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, is free and open to Stanford community members and the public. Those who are interested can register online.

“MCHRI’s annual research symposium brings together Stanford’s community of world-class investigators to share their discoveries in maternal and pediatrics health,” says Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology and the co-director of MCHRI. “But more importantly, the symposium aims to catalyze long-lasting research collaborations and share new insights for improving the health of mothers and children around the world.”

This year, the event will feature keynote speaker, Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. Bianchi received her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and is an expert in neonatal perinatal medicine.

The symposium will feature Stanford investigators who have been funded through MCHRI programs and its campus partners. 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 on maternal and child health.

The event 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, an MCHRI partner that provides professional development courses for the translational medicine community.

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

Here is the current line-up for the symposium:

  • Jeremy Dahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology); Speaker for Session 4: MCHRI Faculty Scholar, Pilot Grant, and Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Gary Darmstadt, MD, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health; Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine); Speaker for Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program
  • Erin Gibson, PhD, Research Scientist, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Speaker for Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program
  • David Miklos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Blood & Marrow Transplantation); Speaker for Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program
  • Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research; Professor, Departments of Medicine and of Pediatrics (Allergy and Clinical Immunology); Speaker for Session 1: Maternal and Perinatal Medicine
  • Manpreet Singh, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry); Speaker for Session 4: MCHRI Faculty Scholar, Pilot Grant, and Transdisciplinary Initiative Program
  • Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology); Speaker for Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program
  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Biology); Speaker for Session 1: Maternal and Perinatal Medicine