Join us at the 4th Annual MCHRI Symposium on October 28, 2021!

2020 Videos

Opening Remarks

Welcome Introductions and Opening Remarks

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
  • Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Rick Majzun, VP & Chief Operating Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Cynthia Brandt, PhD, President & CEO, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

Keynote Address

Keynote Presentation: Flipping the Switch on Fetal Globin in Sickle Cell Disease: From GWAS to Therapeutics
Moderators: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Session 1: Foundation in Cell and Gene Therapy

Moderators: Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD; Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD

  • Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Using the blood to treat the brain: Engineering the hematopoietic system to treat non-hematological diseases
  • Adam Wilkinson, PhD, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; Ex vivo expansion of functional hematopoietic stem cells: towards new paradigms for cell and gene therapy
  • Kristy Red-Horse, PhD, Biology, Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences; Coronary vessels and congenital heart defects

Session 2: Scientific Advances in Diversity, Health Equity, & Social Justice

Moderators: Trung Pham, MD, PhD, Venkatesh Krishnan, PhD

  • Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Diversity of children and the need for transformative pediatrics
  • Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine; Extending the reach towards equity and inclusion: Reconceptualizing maternal and child health research for people of all genders and sexual orientations
  • Ananta Addala, DO, MPH, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Provider bias in health care provision: The pediatric diabetes inequity story

Session 3: Early Career Investigators and Trainees

Moderators: Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH; David K. Stevenson, MD

  • Kevin Contrepois, PhD, Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Prediction of gestational age using urinary metabolites in term and preterm pregnancies
  • Ina Stelzer, PhDAnesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine; Stanford School of Medicine; Integrated trajectories of the maternal metabolome, proteome, and immunome predict the onset of labor
  • Victoria Ward, MDPediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Evaluation of a large-scale maternal and child health program in Bihar, India through an equity lens
  • Sharon Paige, MD, PhD, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with impaired contractility in hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Mark Wilkes, PhD, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Metformin upregulates miR-26a to improve erythropoiesis in preclinical models of Diamond Blackfan Anemia through suppression of NLK expression

Session 4: The COVID-19 Pandemic & Innovations in School-Age Learning

Moderators: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD; Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH

Visionary Leadership Award

Moderator: Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE