NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
NIH funds MCHRI awardee for study on health impact in immigrant families and children
A team of Stanford scientists and affiliated researchers have received funding for the next four years from the NIMHD to explore the health and well-being of children in immigrant families in the U.S. This study is led by PI Jens Hainmueller, PhD, and co-PIs Fernando Mendoza, MD, and Lee Sanders, MD. This grant builds upon prior work done through the early support of MCHRI, which awarded the TIP grant in 2017 to Dr. Mendoza and his team. Read more.
Stanford scientists solve secret of nerve cells marking a form of schizophrenia
Sergiu Pasca, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and a team of researchers are investigating the neural pathways associated with the risk for schizophrenia in those with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Dr. Pasca is the Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program and the senior author of this study, which is supported in part by MCHRI.
MCHRI awardee leads study on impact of living donation on youth and their family
In a recent study published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing, researchers have found young adults that received a live liver donation from their parents experience new developing identity, a redefined sense of family, and feelings of gratitude to their donors. This was led by MCHRI awardee Annette Nasr, RN, PhD, Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Stanford Children's Hospital. Read more.