Director's Message - April 2021

Since the pandemic began, the rise of anti-Asian racism and violence towards our friends and colleagues is disturbing, and while this is not new, it affects all of us. We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities against anti-Asian hate. We stand in solidarity with our comrades and countless others against all forms of injustice, hatred, and violence. Please know you have our unconditional support, and you are valued members of this community.

We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities against anti-Asian hate. 

Last year, we highlighted how the pandemic and social injustice exposed the health disparities in our country and the efforts MCHRI is responding in many ways. Earlier this year, we expressed our continued commitment to research in this area, including a new pilot grants program for research on structural racism, social injustice, and health disparities. We are committed to supporting your work that addresses health disparities and incorporates a racial and ethnic equity perspective across the entire research process. Learn about the work being done in this month's feature story.
 
Please reach out to the resources available to you during these times and let us know how we can support you.

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 April 2021.


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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