MCHRI Eureka Certificate Course in Translational Medicine

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey, CA

About the Course

As a partner of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) has sponsored Stanford attendees to Eureka’s annual certificate course in Siracusa and other Eureka partner courses.  Our MCHRI Eureka alumni have grown in number and strength through these opportunities.  Their passion in spreading the know-how of translational medicine at Stanford has propelled MCHRI’s educational efforts, including our well-attended Seminar Series and the annual Symposium.  

With our talented alumni and support of Eureka leadership, we launched our inaugural local Eureka-inspired course, MCHRI Eureka 2020 Certificate Course in Translational Medicine. This 5-day intensive course was held at Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, CA, in February 2020.

Starting in February 2023, we will again be offering this exciting training opportunity. The dates for the program have been confirmed as February 26 - March 2, 2023For those interested in attending the course, please plan for arrival at 4pm PT on February 26 and check-out on Thursday, March 2 at 2pm PT.

For details on what to expect at the course, please review the 2020 program below.


Applications deadline: September 25, 2022

The goal for this course is to develop a local community of translational medicine professionals equipped to catalyze the application of discoveries in maternal and child health by leveraging the resources and expertise that are uniquely Stanford.


What You Will Learn

Course Themes:

  • Equip participants to seamlessly do translational research
  • Build a sustained regional community among participants
  • Strengthen relationships with industry to foster contineud collaboration
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The curriculum will be delivered by Eureka Institute alumni and faculty, and subject matter experts who bring experience from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, venture capital, intellectual property law, etc.

  • The course will facilitate the transfer of knowledge of Translational Medicine (TM) for all learners through diverse teaching approaches
  • Analyze the business, scientific and regulatory aspects of TM
  • Explore the challenges professionals encounter in TM, including accessing mentorship, building successful teams and developing healthy interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Develop critical thinking skills to approach the challenges in TM
  • Develop communication skills for presenting complex scientific ideas to a broad spectrum of people
  • Share with learners information about Stanford resources in Intellectual Property and TM resources

"MCHRI Eureka Certificate Course in Translational Medicine provided a comprehensive and immersive learning experience in multiple aspects of translational medicine research. The course provided an outstanding mentoring and learning experience, and installed a sense of connection and community between the attendees, faculty and the alumni. I highly recommend the course to all the scientists venturing into the field of translational medicine!"

Alma-Martina Cepika, MD, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)


"The Eureka experience was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world of translational medicine, opportunities for my career in it, and meet Stanford colleagues that are doing synergistic and complementary work. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be exposed to this information and really be immersed in learning with colleagues and to be part of the Eureka community!"


Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, FACOG
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology