MCHRI Virtual Seminar Series

The MCHRI Virtual Seminar Series highlight compelling clinical topics, innovative research, and the latest developments in maternal and child health, and serves as a forum for engaging in conversations with other researchers and scientists across the community. 

Students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to attend the seminars. Seminars are from typically from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the specified locations listed in the registration portal. For question about registration, please contact Roxanna Van Norman.

Speakers for 2021

March 1, 2021
Maladaptive Myelination in Pediatric Epilepsy

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine; Recipient of MCHRI Faculty Scholar Award FY14, MCHRI Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Award FY15-16, and MCHRI SPARK Award FY17.

Juliet Knowles, MD, PhD
Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine; Recipient of MCHRI Pilot Early Career Award FY18 and MCHRI Instructor K Award FY19

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March 22, 2021
Stanford MCHRI Biodesign Faculty Fellows: Designing Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

With introductions by Associate Director of Biodesign Faculty Fellowship, Ryan Van Wert, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Assistant Director of Biodesign Faculty Fellowship, Janene Fuerch, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine).

MCHRI Biodesign Fellows

HyeRan Choo, DDS, DMD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Anuradha Dayal, MD, FAAP - Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Anita Honkanen, MD - Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Tulio Valdez, MD, MSc - Associate Professor, Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery Divisions)


April 4, 2021
Topic on Gender Inequalities and Community Health

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Gary Darmstadt, MD, MS
Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, and Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine


May 3, 2021
Topic on Maternal Health Research

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Julia Simard, ScD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford School of Medicine


June 7, 2021
Social Policy Recommendations to Improve Child Health and Development

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

David Rehkopf, MPH, ScD
Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences; Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health and of Medicine (Primary Care & Population Health), Stanford School of Medicine


September 13, 2021
Why Some Diseases Only Affect Babies

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Lawrence (Lance) Prince, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine), Stanford School of Medicine


October 4, 2021
Building Assembloids to Investigate Human Brain Development and Disease 

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

Sergiu Pasca, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

Past Seminars