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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

MCHRI has created a webpage with COVID-19 information related to research activities and resources, including updates and guidance on research, virtual town halls and grand round sessions, research being conducted at Stanford, and updates from MCHRI. The latest updates include:

  • COVID-19 Research Restart Plan, EH&S
  • Updates on Resumption of Clinical Research, SoM Research Office
  • Updates on Resumption of Basic Science Research, SoM Research Office


Director's Message for June 2020

Karl Sylvester, MD, Director of Clinical Research Support Office, writes about exciting progress towards CRSO’s mission to support and enhance the clinical research across Stanford Children’s Health, including developing relationships with the Department of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice.

Inspired by her sister’s resilience, psychiatrist and MCHRI scholar aspires to instill hope in others

In this JAMA publication, Manpreet Singh, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and MCHRI scholar, draws inspiration from her sister - who was born prematurely with congenital heart disease and Down syndrome - as she strives to instill hope in people who feel hopeless. 

Stanford develops an experimental two-in-one shot that could aid diabetics 

A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar. Eric Appel, MS, PhD, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is senior author of this study funded in part by MCHRI. 

New advances toward safely targeting immune cells to pediatric brain tumors

Stanford scientists have taken important steps toward figuring out how to use immune therapy for a group of severe pediatric brain tumors. Crystal Mackall, MD, professor of pediatrics and of medicine and MCHRI member, is senior author of the study. 

*New Update* How to acknowledge MCHRI funding in your work

MCHRI has provided guidelines for communicating and acknowledging the Institute's funding in your presentations, papers, posters, and press releases. Read more.