MCHRI Virtual Seminar Series

The MCHRI Virtual Seminar Series highlight compelling clinical topics, innovative research, and the latest developments in maternal and child health, and serves as a forum for engaging in conversations with other researchers and scientists across the community. 

Students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to attend the seminars. Seminars are from typically from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the specified locations listed in the registration portal. For questions about registration, please contact MCHRI Adminstration.

***In light of Stanford University’s health advisory around social distancing and capacity restrictions for campus events surrounding concerns for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the MCHRI Seminar Series have been converted to webinar events. For the latest updates from Stanford about its response to COVID-19, visit***

Speakers for 2020

August 17, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Stanford MCHRI Biodesign Faculty Fellows: Designing Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom.

With introductions by Assistant Directors of Biodesign Faculty Fellowship, Janene Fuerch, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine) and Ryan Van Wert, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine).

Ritu Asija, MD - Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology) 

Yael Gernez, MD, PhD - Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Immunology and Allergy)

Anita Honkanen, MD - Clinical Professor,  Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Kunj Sheth, MD - Assistant Professor, Urology

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September 14, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Novel Strategies to Prevent Gender Based Violence Among Adolescents

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom.

Michael Baiocchi, PhD - Assistant Professor, Health Research & Policy

Jennifer Keller, PhD - Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Recipient of MCHRI Global Health Seed Grant Award (FY18)

Clea C. Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH - Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases); Recipient of MCHRI Global Health Seed Grant Award (FY18)

October 5, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Healthy Planet, Healthy People: The Impacts of Climate Change on Vector-borne Diseases 

This will be a virtual event via Zoom.

A. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, MS -  Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) Recipient of Bechtel Faculty Scholar Award in Pediatric Translational Medicine (2015-2020), Bridge Support Award (FY18), and Pilot Grants Award (FY17)

Additional speaker(s) TBD.

December 7, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Topic in Pediatrics/Adolescent & YA Brain Cancer 

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom.

Melissa Bondy, PhD -  Professor, Health Research & Policy; Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Additional speaker(s) TBD.

Past Seminars

June 1, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Cystic Fibrosis as a Paradigm for Precision Medicine

Carlos Milla, MD – Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine); Recipient of Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program Award (FY18) and Pilot Grant Award (FY13)

Zachary Sellers, MD, PhD - Instructor in Pediatrics (Gastroenterology); Recipient of Instructor K Award Support Award (FY20) and participant of the Eureka Monsoon School Certificate Program (2019)

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June 15, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Big Data and Individual Health

Michael Snyder, PhD – Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics; Director of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine; Recipient of MCHRI Cardiovascular Institute Pilot Award (FY19)

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July 13, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
The Research Mission for Better Health: The Clinical Research Support Office’s Role in Executing Translational Research at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Karl Sylvester, MD - Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Maternal Child Health Research, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Stanford Maternal Child Health Research Institute; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Alyson Falwell, MPH - Clinical Research Operations Manager, Stanford Children’s Health

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July 27, 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
Stanford Children's Health "Clinical Research Informatics"

12:00pm - 1:00pm
This will be a virtual event via Zoom.

Sijo Thomas, RN, MSN, MBA - Clinical Research Informatics Project Manager, Stanford Children’s Health

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