Thank you for attending the 2023 Symposium!

Keynote Session: Climate Induced Change in Maternal and Child Health

  • Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Climate Progress Measured in the Lives of Children and Mothers
  • Thomas Luben, PhD, MSPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Tackling the Climate Crisis: EPA’s Approach to Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health
  • Eran Bendavid, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medcine, Stanford University
    • There’s a Lot We Do Not Know (Yet) About the Environment’s Impacts on the Lives of Mothers and Children Living in Povert

Session 2: Is PEDSnet Right for You? Navigating the Data-Rich Research Journey at Stanford

  • Alan Schroeder, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford University, Associate Chief for Research, Pediatrics Hospital Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
    • Intro to Session and PEDSNet Overview
  • Natalie Pageler, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children’s Health
    • Leveraging Local EHR Data Using Slicer/Dicer
  • Natasha Flowers, MS, Biomedical Informatics Data Scientist, Stanford Health Care
  • Esther Velasquez, DSc, MPH, Research Engineer, Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University
    • Harnessing National Health Insurance Claims and EHR Data for Pediatric Population Health Research
  • Christopher Russell, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine), Stanford University
    • PHIS, KID, and Other National Datasets

Session 3 Groundbreaking Research from Rising Scientists

  • Amanda Dudek, PhD, Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine), Stanford University
    • What Can Gene Editing of Primary Human Immune Cells Teach Us About HIV-1 Control and Transmission?
  • Xiwei She, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
    • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Modulates Brain Connectivity in Children with Self-limited Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes
  • Leah Swartzrock, Life Science Professional II, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine), Stanford University
    • In Utero Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Fanconi Anemia
  • Feng Xie, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford University
    • Predicting Neonatal Diseases Using Machine Learning and Large Language Models

  • Lulu Xing, PhD, Basic Life Research Scientist, Neurosurgery, Stanford University
    • Modeling Tumor Development and Progression for Clinically Challenging Pediatric Glioma

Session 4: OMG Omics and Maternal and Child Health

  • Charles Gawad, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology), Stanford University
    • Studying Tissue Mosaicism and Evolution with Primary Template-Directed Amplification
  • Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Dermatology, Stanford University
    • Pharmacogenomics and Maternal/Child Health
  • Stephen Quake, D.Phil, Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University
    • Liquid Biopsies: A Path to Creating Health Equity in the Genomic Revolution.