Opening Introductions

Cynthia J. Brandt, PhD
CEO and President, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Chair of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Physician-In-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine; Professor of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)

Rick Majzun
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Professor, Dermatology

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

David A. Williams, MD

Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President; Chief of Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

"Flipping the Switch on Fetal Globin in Sickle Cell Disease: From GWAS to Therapeutics"

Session 1: Foundation in Cell & Gene Therapy in Maternal and Child Health

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Speaker/Moderator

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford School of Medicine

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology, Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences

Hiro Nakauchi, MD, PhD
Professor, Genetics (Stem Cell Transplantation), Institute of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine

Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD
Moderator

Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford School of Medicine

Session 2: Scientific Advances in Diversity, Health Equity, and Social Justice

Ananta Addala, DO, MPH
Instructor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Diabetes), Stanford School of Medicine

Trung Pham, MD, PhD
Moderator

Instructor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Stanford School of Medicine

 

Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

Venkatesh Krishnan, PhD
Moderator

Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Gynecologic Oncology)

Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Dean for Minority Advising & Programs, Office of Student Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine

Session 3: Early Career Investigators and Trainees

Kevin Contrepois, PhD
Scientific Director, Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine

Mark Wilkes, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology); Stanford School of Medicine

Sharon Paige, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Cardiology), Stanford School of Medicine

Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH
Moderator

Professor, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Dean for Minority Advising & Programs, Office of Student Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine

Victoria Ward, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine); Stanford School of Medicine

David K. Stevenson, MD
Moderator

Co-Director, MCHRI; Senior Associate Dean for Maternal & Child Health; Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatalogy), Stanford School of Medicine

Ina Stelzer, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anesthesiology, Perioperative, & Pain Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine

Session 4: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Innovations in School-Age Learning

Amy R Gerstein, PhD
Executive Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford Graduate School of Education

C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Medicine (Primary Care Outcomes Research), Stanford School of Medicine

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Health Research and Policy; Stanford School of Medicine

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Moderator

Co-Director, MCHRI; Professor Of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine

Lee Sanders, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), Stanford School of Medicine

Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH
Moderator

Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine