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


8:30-8:45 AM PST - Opening Remarks 

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
  • Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Paul King, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Cynthia Brandt, PhD, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

8:45-9:45 AM PST - Welcome Introductions & Keynote Address
Moderator: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute

  • Kelle Moley, MD, Deputy Director of Reproductive Health Technologies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; "Global Priorities in Reproductive Health Technologies"

9:45-10:45 AM PST - Session 1: Emerging Maternal and Prenatal Health Discoveries
Moderators: Virginia Winn, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology; PhD, Trung Pham, MD, PhD, Pediatrics

  • Nima Aghaeepour, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, “Artificial Intelligence-Driven Taxonomies of Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes”
  • Stephen Luby, MD, Professor of Medicine; Director of Research for the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford School of Medicine, "The Remarkable Impact on Child Health of Reducing Microbiological Contamination of Drinking Water"
  • Danielle Panelli, MD, Instructor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine, "Cellular Aging in Pregnancy”

10:45-11:00 AM PST - Break

11:00-12:00 PM PST - Session 2: Scientific Advances in Diversity, Health Equity, and Social Justice
Moderators: Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, Pediatrics and Medicine; Kara Meister, MD, Otolaryngology 

  • Suzan Carmichael, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine, “Social Determinants and Severe Maternal Morbidity”
  • Erica Cahill, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine, “Trauma-Informed Research: Evaluation of the Centering Anti-Racist Education (CARE) Pregnancy Tool”
  • Irene Loe, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford School Medicine, “Promoting Growth Mindset: A School-Based Intervention Targeting Health, Behavior, and Learning in Underserved Communities” 

12:00-1:00 PM PST - Break

1:00-1:15 PM PST - Visionary Leadership Award

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

  • Shalmali Bane, PhD Candidate, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford School of Medicine, "Variability in risk factors for maternal and infant health and perinatal outcomes in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Individuals giving birth in the California"
  • Julia Bratic, MD, MPH, Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, "Pediatric Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients Show Strong Humoral and Cell-Mediated Responses to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine"
  • Nicholas Cecchi, PhD Candidate, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford Schools of Engineering and Medicine, "Factors Associated with the Magnitude of Head Impacts in High School American Football Identified via Instrumented Mouthguards"
  • Aya Shibuya, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, "Targeting Nemo-Like Kinase with small molecules for potential therapy of Diamond Blackfan Anemia" 
  • Yousi (Josey) Oquendo, MSE, Medical Student, Stanford School of Medicine, "Evaluation of deformity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using mobile device based surface topography" 

2:00-2:15 PM PST - Break

2:15-3:15 PM PST - Session 4: Innovations in Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine
Moderators: Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD, Pediatrics; Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD, Pediatrics

  • Casey Gifford, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Complex Genetics and Congenital Heart Disease"
  • Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford School of Engineering, " Towards 3D Bioprinting a Fontan Biopump"
  • William Goodyer, MD, PhD, Instructor in Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, "Leveraging Single-Cell RNA Sequencing with Optical Imaging for Targeted Real-Time Visualization of the Cardiac Conduction System”

Closing Remarks – Anthony Oro, MD, PhD