MCHRI Seminar Series

The MCHRI 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. Seats are limited, and reservation is required. Limited lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the event. 

Seminars are from typically from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the specified locations listed in the registration portal. 

More seminars will be added to the schedule! For questions about registration, please contact MCHRI Administration

Speakers for 2020

March 2, 2019
Deciphering the Continuous Autism Phenotype through Omics and AI

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center
279 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA, 94305

Dennis Wall, PhD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine) and of Biomedical Data Science; Recipient of Pilot Grants Award (FY17)

Brianna Chrisman - PhD Student in Bioengineering

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April 20, 2020
MCHRI's Clinical Research Support Office

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Room 130

Karl Sylvester, MD - Professor, Surgery (Pediatric Surgery); Associate Dean for Maternal Child Health Research, Stanford University School of Medicine; Recipient of MCHRI Spark Award (FY15)

Alyson Falwell, MPH - Clinical Research Operations Manager, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute


May 4, 2020
Maternal Health Month: Lupus and Obstetrical Outcomes

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Auditorium 

Julia Simard, ScD - Assistant Professor, Health Research & Policy

Additional speaker(s) TBD.


June 1, 2020
Topic in Cystic Fibrosis 

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Auditorium 

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

Additional speaker(s) TBD.


June 15, 2020
Big Data and Individual Health

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120

Michael Snyder, MD, FACS – Professor of Genetics; Recipient of CVI Pilot Award (FY19).

Additional speaker(s) TBD.


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

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Auditorium 

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
Healthy Planet, Healthy People: The Impacts of Climate Change on Vector-borne Diseases 

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Auditorium 

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.

Past Seminars