Tashia and John Morgridge Scholars in
Pediatric Translational Medicine


Tashia and John Morgridge view Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine as premier centers of learning for future leaders in the pediatric subspecialties. “We envision Packard and Stanford attracting the best and the brightest to the cause of improving children’s health,” Tashia states.

In what was a tremendous highlight of the Breaking New Ground Campaign, Tashia and John Morgridge committed $20 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine for education, training, and research. This gift established the Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Pediatric Faculty Scholar and Fellowships Awards. Their generosity is ensuring that Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine continue to lead the way in groundbreaking advances in pediatric medicine. The Morgridges’ support endows five fellowships and five faculty scholar awards. These positions continue to attract pioneers in the diverse fields of pediatric medicine.

The best outcome occurs when a younger patient suffering from a complex medical condition receives care in an academic medical center with access to cutting-edge treatment protocols designed specifically for children. Morgridge Fellows spend up to two years focused on translational research, applying new discoveries in biology and engineering to the clinical issues facing young people who are critically ill. Faculty scholar awards will be given to junior faculty members for a five-year term to conduct significant studies and refine their skills as clinicians, scientists, and educators.

John Morgridge looks forward to both Packard and Stanford’s continued progress toward the advancement of pediatric medicine. “We are very proud to make this investment in the men and women who will care for children and find cures for pediatric diseases in the years to come.”