Director's Message - September 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists into Fall, a new challenge arises: Educational opportunities for learners of all ages. The MCHRI Education Committee remains committed to fostering an interactive academic community and driving educational initiatives so we may all stay connected.

The MCHRI Education Committee remains committed to fostering an interactive academic community and driving educational initiatives so we may all stay connected.

In February, MCHRI launched its first translational medicine course in Monterey, California. The course was inspired and supported by the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine and led by Stanford’s own Eureka alumni. 23 learners completed this career-development program and are now part of our growing community of translational medicine scientists. The Eureka alumni have been instrumental in building a robust local network and are taking a leadership role in Eureka Virtual Courses around the globe. The alumni welcome new members to join!
 
The MCHRI monthly seminar series continues to draw interested members from our growing local and national research community. In March, we converted our talks to virtual events, expanding our community reach at Stanford and beyond. We will have hosted nearly 30 talks in the last two years, with topics ranging from adolescent and young health to child health disparities to maternal-fetal medicine. Please see the list of upcoming timely and stimulating talks on our website
 
On Nov. 6, our virtual annual research symposium will highlight outstanding scholarly research being performed at Stanford, featuring keynote Boston Children’s Hospital Chief Scientific Officer Dr. David A. Williams who will speak on stem cell and gene therapies. The event will showcase scientific advances in diversity, health equity and social justice, including ongoing work on health disparities in immigrants by Fernando Mendoza, reconceptualizing research for people of all gender and sexual orientations by Juno Obedin-Maliver, and study on implicit bias by Ananta Addala. A final session will focus on challenges of school-age learning in COVID-19 with Bonnie Maldonado, Lee Sanders, Jason Wang, and Amy Gerstein. Interactive virtual poster sessions will occur throughout the day. Register for the symposium and join us at this important event.
 
We looking forward to expanding our educational and training impact within the community. Please contact the Education Committee with your ideas!  

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute 
Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University

This message originally appeared in the MCHRI Newsletter October 2020.


MCHRI Leadership

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE - Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD - Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine; Associate Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University

David K. Stevenson, MD - Co-Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Stanford School of Medicine 

Karl Sylvester, MD - Director of Clinical Research Support Office, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health Research and Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), Stanford School of Medicine

Mary M. Chen, MS, MBA - Executive Director, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; Assistant Dean for Maternal and Child Health Research, Stanford School of Medicine


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