Child Health Research Institute names six faculty scholars

The awards support junior and mid-level faculty whose research aims to improve the health of expectant mothers, embryos, fetuses, infants, children and adolescents.

The Stanford Child Health Research Institute has awarded a total of $2.6 million to six faculty members through its its Faculty Scholars Program.

The endowed awards support junior and mid-level faculty who have university-tenure or medical-center line appointments, and whose research aims to improve the health of expectant mothers, embryos, fetuses, infants, children and adolescents.

Following are the names of the Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholars in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-20) and their project titles:

  • Cristina Alvira, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics: “Essential physiologic roles for nuclear factor kappa B during lung development.”
  • Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine: “Inflammatory pathways of pregnancy, viral infection and preterm birth.”
  • David Camarillo, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering: “Investigating fiber tract strain rate as a cause of concussion.”
     

Following are the names of the Arline and Pete Harman Faculty Scholars (2015-18) and their project titles:

  • Gerald Grant, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery: “Molecular characterization of the pediatric blood-tumor barrier.”
  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology: “Endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia: Implications for immediate and long-term health outcomes for mothers and children.”
     

Following is the name of the Bechtel Endowed Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-20) and her project title:

  • Angelle LaBeaud, MD, MS, associate professor of pediatrics: “Integrated vector management as a strategy for reduced disease risk in a newly discovered region of dengue fever in Africa.”

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