Clinical Trainee Awards

"As an electrical engineer, computer scientist and physician with type 1 diabetes, my primary research interest is the design, development and testing of new diabetes technology and therapies.  I am deeply grateful for the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute support of my research training.  As a Stephen Bechtel endowed fellow, I can receive dedicated research time to continue my journey as a physician-scientist pursuing translational, clinical and basic science research so that I can help those with diabetes."

Rayhan A. Lal, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes 


FY 2019 Awards

Valentin Barsan, MD
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowed Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology)
Project Title: Dynamic Personalized Response Assessment to Cancer Immunotherapy Through Next Generation Sequencing

Chen Chen, MD
Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)
Project Title: Patient and Family Perspectives on Admission from the Emergency Department to Pediatric Inpatient Setting

Holly C. Cooper, MS, MD
Pete and Arline Harman Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Project Title: Body Composition Changes in Transgender Adolescents After Initiation of Cross-Sex Hormones

Rebecca Dang, MD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)
Project Title: Temperature Measurement and Values at Well-Child Visits

Eman S. Haidari, MD
Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Project Title: An Exploration of NICU Admission Rates

Alice C. Huang, MD, MBA
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition)
Project Title: Feasibility and Utility of Virtual Reality in the Management of Pediatric Functional Constipation

Sara G. Kibrom, MD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Nephrology)
Project Title: Management of Hypertension in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease in Ethiopia

Jill Krissberg, MD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Nephrology)
Project Title: Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric Glomerular Diseases

Ivan Lee, MD, PhD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology)
Project Title: Endotyping Chronic Rhinosinusitis Using Multiplexed Imaging and Mass Cytometry

Rachelle M. Lo, MD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology)
Project Title: Assessing Peanut Allergy Testing and Prevalence in Infants Before and After Early Peanut Introduction Guidelines

Justine C. Maller, PhD, MD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology)
Project Title: Extracellular Vesicles as Novel Biomarkers and Clues to Pathogenesis in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Jonathon J. Parker, MD, PhD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Neurosurgery (Pediatric Neurosurgery and Epilepsy)
Project Title: Towards Pediatric-Epilepsy Specific Neurostimulation: Exploring White Matter Local Field Oscillations During Neocortical Seizures and in Response to Brain Stimulation

Mahil Rao, PhD, MD
Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Project Title: Identification of Early Markers of Rejection Following Solid Organ Transplant

Ayelet Rosenthal, MD, MSc
Paul and Yuanbi Ramsay Endowed Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Adaptive Immunity Following Pediatric Renal Transplantation

Katelyn M. Saarela, DO
Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology
Project Title: Characterizing CD8+ T-cell Mediated Liver Injury in Pediatric Indeterminate Acute Liver Failure

Ragini M. Shyam, MD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology)
Project Title: Circulating Tumor DNA in Genetic Profiling and Monitoring of Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

Xin (Cissy) Si, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Pulmonary)
Project Title: Host Immune Response of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

Lea Steffes, MD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine)
Project Title: Genomic Analysis of Neointimal Expansion in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Amanda M. Uber, DO
Paul and Yuanbi Ramsay Endowed Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Nephrology)
Project Title: Urinary Biomarkers to Predict Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Pediatric Patients with Sepsis

Walter A. Zegarra, MD
Pete and Arline Harman Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Project Title: Efficacy and Safety of Aromatase Inhibitors for Height Augmentation in Pubertal Boys with Short Stature

Ke-You Zhang, MD
Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition)
Project Title: The Effect of Pancreatic Secretions in Chronic Pancreatitis on Duodenal Inflammation and Mucosal Integrity

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications
#of Awards Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 16 31 23 74% $2,134,000
FY 15 27
20
74%
$1,683,000
FY 14
26 17 65% $1,545,000
FY 13 21
17 81% $1,341,200
FY 12 33
23 70% $1,401,000
FY 11 14 10 71% $734,000