Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection
The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute partners with the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection (ITI) to fund projects related to maternal and child health research.
At the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection, we seek to leverage decades of leadership at Stanford to achieve a new level of understanding and patient care. We also seek to enhance educational opportunities for students and training at all levels. We are at the healing edge of medicine, applying a new generation of treatments for some of the most serious diseases of our time. We achieve this by cutting across traditional boundaries to foster multidisciplinary teams of investigators to target every aspect of major diseases from the most basic to the most clinical. In this way, teams of experts can pool their knowledge and strategize about the most promising new ways to detect, prevent, and treat immune-mediated and infectious diseases and prevent organ rejection.
ITI and MCHRI have jointly sponsored critical research at the junction of immunology and maternal/child health. This includes research aimed at improving influenza vaccines for mothers and young children, understanding the mechanisms behind childhood and adolescent type I diabetes, the effects of probiotics on gut health in infants and the role breastfeeding plays in this important new health metric, and optimizing cancer immunotherapy for pediatric patients