Director's Message - July 2020

A key goal of the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) is to catalyze investigative efforts across the University and to encourage the translation of discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutics that improve the health of mothers and children everywhere. Toward this aim, MCHRI embraces strategic partnerships, offers training and education, and provides quality research support for investigators to conduct effective studies at Stanford Children's Health (SCH).

With executive leadership from SCH and MCHRI, the Clinical Research Support Office aims to streamline translational research and improve clinical support for the execution of research studies in maternal and child health.

MCHRI’s partnership with the Byers Center for Biodesign offers rigorous training in health technology innovation for faculty to address critical maternal and child healthcare needs and deliver valuable innovations to patients. Through the partnership with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, MCHRI sponsors investigators to participate in courses focused on understanding the translational medicine pathway and solving unmet health needs.
 
MCRHI’s new Drug and Device Development Training provides real-world experience for scientists to cultivate skills in translational medicine while learning about the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics for pregnant women and children. With executive leadership from SCH and MCHRI, the Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) aims to streamline translational research and improve clinical support for the execution of research studies in maternal and child health.
 
As MCHRI continues to enable the translation of discoveries through these coordinated efforts, we hope you engage in these opportunities and utilize the resources offered through the CRSO to support your work that will deliver better treatments and better care for mothers and children.

David K. Stevenson, MD
Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health
Stanford School of Medicine

This message originally appeared in the MCHRI Newsletter July 2020.


MCHRI Leadership

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE - Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD - Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine; Associate Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University

David K. Stevenson, MD - Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Stanford School of Medicine 

Karl Sylvester, MD - Director of Clinical Research Support Office, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health Research and Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), Stanford School of Medicine

Mary M. Chen, MS, MBA - Executive Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Assistant Dean for Maternal and Child Health Research, Stanford School of Medicine


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