7:30 AM - 5:30 AM

8th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat 2017

Stanford Department of Pediatrics

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC)
291 Campus Drive
Berg Hall, 2nd Floor 
Stanford, CA 94305

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Post Event Highlights

Another year has passed and our annual Pediatric Research Retreat was again a huge success. The annual retreat, held for the 8th year in a row, is an opportunity to hear about colleagues’ research across the spectrum of clinical, basic science, education and advocacy. We hosted over 280 attendees and more than 70 posters were presented. As in past years, we invited our newest faculty recruits to present their research and both gave insight into the cutting edge technology being utilized in their basic science labs. We also heard some intriguing talks about the ethics of gene editing and the government funding climate in children’s health from Matt Porteus and Lisa Chamberlain respectively. Our trainee speakers were also an inspiration. Selected from the submitted abstracts and ranked highest by the committee, each presented a ten minute talk. Congratulations again to our speakers:

  • Anca Pasca, MD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neonatology
  • Jonathan Avila, MD, Clinical Fellow, Adolescent Medicine
  • Hak Kyun Kim, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Human Gene Therapy
  • Abraham (Avi) Tsur, MD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neonatology
  • Cory Dodson, Clinical Research Coordinator, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Sriram Vaidyanathan, MS, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine


Poster finalists were also selected from abstract submission and the winners of the competition were:

  • Sadie Rodriguez, Clinical Fellow – 1st place for basic science research
  • Paul Valdmanis, Research Scientist – runner up for basic science research
  • Zachary Sellers, Clinical Fellow – 1st place for clinical research
  • Paloma Marin-Nevariz, Medical Student – runner up for clinical research
  • Poster Session Finalists and Participant List [PDF]


We look forward to seeing you next year!

2017 Retreat Committee

Mary Leonard
Mark Kay
Gary Shaw
Julien Sage
Elizabeth Mellins
David Maahs
Elizabeth Egan
Jennifer Cory