11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Half Century Club Luncheon
Please join the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association's as we host the annual Half Century Club Luncheon: a special afternoon designed to honor medical alumni and friends across multiple graduation years to celebrate those alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago.
This year's guest speaker is Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD ’81
This event is by invitation only.
Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD ’81
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity,
Taube Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases,
Stanford School of Medicine Co-chair Stanford Presidential Search Committee
Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado is Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford Medicine. She also directs Stanford's Global Child Health Program and serves as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The research Dr. Maldonado has conducted has been focused on epidemiologic aspects of viral vaccine development and prevention of perinatal HIV transmission. A major project has been to identify the molecular epidemiology of factors affecting the immunogenicity of oral polio vaccine (OPV) among children living in developing areas of the world, where OPV immunogenicity is poor. Dr. Maldonando's group has identified several factors which affect the poor immunogenicity of OPV and will conduct clinical studies to attempt to improve immunogenicity. The group works on improving understanding of the transmission and circulation of polio vaccine-derived viruses, which may cause polio, and how to use this information in global eradication of polio. Her lab is also leading efforts to improve diagnostics and understanding of SARS-COV2 transmission.