2nd Annual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium

Friday, November 15, 2019 | Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute invites you to its second annual research symposium!

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute invites you to its second annual research symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Berg Hall. This event will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research.

Attendees will learn about the research funded by the Institute across campus, the programs and resources available to advance research in this area, and the researchers and scientists who are making an impact in the maternal and child health community. 

This event will feature keynote speaker, Diana W. Bianchi, MD, the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. She will deliver her keynote address on “Using Precision Medicine to Develop Fetal Treatments.”

The symposium will include poster sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day. Following closing remarks, attendees can interact with speakers in a speed-dating style gathering hosted by former Stanford participants of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine. 

AGENDA

8:00am-8:45am - Registration & Light Breakfast 

8:45am-9:00am - Opening Remarks 

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Arline & Pete Harman Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Paul King, President & CEO, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Cynthia Brandt, PhD, President & CEO, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health


9:00am-10:00am - Welcome Introductions & Keynote

Moderator: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Eugene & Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Keynote Address: The Earlier the Better: Using Precision Medicine to Develop Fetal Treatments


10:00am-11:00am - Session 1: Maternal & Perinatal Medicine

Moderator: Leslee Subak, MD, Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Biology); Preeclampsia: Who is at risk and can we figure out why
  • Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research; Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics (Allergy and Clinical Immunology); Allergy and Asthma Prevention and Therapy for Children


11:00am-11:15am - Break

11:15am-12:15pm - Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program

Moderator: Mark R. Cullen, MD, Professor of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Health Research & Policy, Stanford School of Medicine 

  • Gary Darmstadt, MD, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health; Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine); Gender Inequality and Restrictive Gender Norms: Impacts on Health
  • Erin Gibson, PhD, Research Scientist, Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Tri-glial Dysregulation Following Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment
  • David Miklos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine (Blood & Marrow Transplantation); Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies are Curing Mothers and Children with Blood Cancers
  • Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology (Pediatric Radiology); Interventional Regenerative Medicine applied to the Pancreas


12:15pm-1:15pm - Lunch Q&A with Keynote Speaker, Diana Bianchi

1:15pm-2:15pm - Session 3: Early Career Investigators and Trainees

Moderators: Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation); Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD, Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

  • Ann Collier, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dermatology; Proximal Proteomics Uncovers a Novel Regulator of Embryonic Development
  • Monica Kangussu-Marcolino, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine; Finding Novel Therapies Against Central Nervous System Infections Caused by Amebic Parasites
  • Elizabeth Burgener, MD, Instructor, Pediatrics; Filamentous Bacteriophages are Associated with Chronic Pseudomonas Lung Infections and Antibiotic Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Peter Washington, MS, Graduate Student, Bioengineering; Data-Driven Screening and Treatment of Autism
  • Erin Vogel, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine; #InstaVape: Effects of Brief Exposure to Social Media Content
    on Adolescents’ Intention to Use E-Cigarettes

2:15pm-3:00pm - Session 4: MCHRI Faculty Scholar, Pilot Grant, and Transdisciplinary Initiative Program

Moderator: Hugh O’Brodovich, Arline and Pete Harman Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus), Stanford School of Medicine 

  • Jeremy Dahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiology (Pediatric Radiology); Tracking Blood Flow Changes in the Brains of Neonates Using Advanced Power Doppler Imaging
  • Manpreet Singh, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry); Building on the Science of Resilience in Youth at Risk for Mood Disorders


3:00pm-3:10pm - Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

  • Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute


3:10pm-3:55pm – Poster Session 1 - Odd Numbered Posters Presented

3:30pm-4:30pm – Speed Dating Session hosted by Stanford MCHRI Eureka

4:00pm-4:45pm – Poster Session 2 - Even Numbered Posters Presented

3:30pm-4:30pm - Wine and Cheese Reception


ANNOUNCING KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

Diana W. Bianchi, MD, is the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Read more.

NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS!

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00PM

We invite you to present at our annual 2019 MCHRI Symposium! We are now accepting all abstracts focused in maternal and child health research which will be reviewed and selected to present during our poster sessions.  All MCHRI-funded faculty and trainees (past and current) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their projects and associated research. Read more.