Opening Introductions

Cynthia J. Brandt, PhD
CEO and President, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Chair of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Physician-In-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine; Professor of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)

Rick Majzun
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Professor, Dermatology


Keynote Speaker

David A. Williams, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

David A. Williams, MD, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital’s. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. After training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. He completed his research training at Boston Children's and at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Dr. Williams is an internationally-recognized pediatric hematologist and oncologist. His research is focused on the biology of blood stem cells, leukemia and gene therapy. Read more.

Session 1: Foundation in Cell & Gene Therapy in Maternal and Child Health

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford School of Medicine

Hiro Nakauchi, MD, PhD
Professor of Genetics (Stem Cell Transplantation), Institute of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology, Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences

Session 2: Scientific Advances in Diversity, Health Equity, and Social Justice

Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Dean, for Minority Advising & Programs, Office of Student Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine

Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), Stanford School of Medicine

Session 4: SARS-CoV-2 and Schools: Challenges, Controversies, and Solutions

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford School of Medicine

C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Medicine (Primary Care Outcomes Research), Stanford School of Medicine

Lee Sanders, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), Stanford School of Medicine