Thank you for joining us at the 5th Annual MCHRI Symposium on October 20, 2022!

Thank you for joining us in 2022!


7:30-8:15 AM PST - Registration & Breakfast
Join us for a light breakfast and some time to network with fellow colleagues.

8:15-8:30 AM PST - Welcome Remarks

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Chair of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Physician-In-Chief, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
  • Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford School of Medicine (via video message)
  • Rick Majzun, Vice President and COO, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health
  • Cynthia J. Brandt, PhD, CEO and President, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

8:30-9:15 AM PST - Community-Engaged Research Session Part I
Moderators: Ruth O'Hara, PhD

  • Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD, Vice President for Health Justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
  • Nakela Cook, MD, MPH, Executive Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

9:15-9:30 AM PST - Break

9:30-10:00 AM PST - Community-Engaged Research Session Part II
Moderators: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH

  • Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH, Vice President of Research Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Center for Participatory Research at the University of New Mexico

10:00-10:30 AM PST - Community-Engaged Research Q&A Session
Moderators: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Ruth O'Hara, PhD

10:30-10:45 AM PST - Break

10:45-11:30 AM PST - Community Partner Q&A
Opening Remarks: Anisha I. Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS, Stephanie M. Smith, MD, MPH
Moderators:  Janine Bruce, MPH, DrPH, Ryan Padrez, MD

  • Cecilia Castro, Deputy Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Christina Hecht, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor and Academic Coordinator, University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Heidi Boynton, Executive Director, Jacob’s Heart Children's Cancer Support Services
  • Mary Smith, Director of Programs, Jacob’s Heart Children's Cancer Support Services


11:30-1:00 PM PST - Lunch & Poster Session
Poster Session will include CEnR Maternal & Child Health Poster section(s) and General Maternal & Child Health Posters sections. View Poster Session abstracts here.

1:00-1:15 PM PST - Visionary Leadership Award
Moderator: Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Recipient: Christy Sandborg, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Emerita

1:15-2:00 PM PST - Session 3: Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists (MCHRI Early Career Investigators and Trainees)
Moderators: Elizabeth Burgener, MD, Baraka Floyd, MD

  • Simon Borna, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stem Cell Translplantation
    FOXP3-deficient patients have expanded autoreactive T cells originating from both regulatory and effector T cells
  • Jennifer Ikle, MD, PhD, Instructor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Defining mechanisms for failure of pancreatic beta cell development in a novel mouse model of neonatal diabetes
  • Zoel Quiñónez, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    Access to Pediatric ECMO Centers: A Geospatial Analysis of the Influence of Minority Status and Poverty
  • Roshani Sinha, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stem Cell Transplantation
    Novel humanized loss-of-function NF1 mouse model of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Yanming Wu, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Maternal Fetal Medicine
    A novel in vitro stem cell model to study maternal endothelial function in preeclampsia


2:00-2:15 PM PST - Break

2:15-3:30 PM PST - Session 4: Neurodevelopment 
Moderators: Kelly Mahaney, MD, Bo Yu, MD, MS

  • Kalanit Grill-Spector, PhD, Professor of Psychology
  • Anca Pasca, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
  • Suzanne Tharin, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Closing Remarks – Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Light desserts, coffee, and tea will be available immediately following closing remarks.


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