MCHRI prioritizes the lifecourse of human development: That starts with moms and babies

MCHRI supports research in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine aimed at improving the health of mothers and babies. (Photo credit: Erin Lubin)

December 11, 2020

By Laura Hedli

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) is committed to advancing research to solve the greatest health challenges facing mothers and children. Discoveries generated by the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine are foundational to that goal.

To date, MCHRI has awarded 62 grants for a total of over $3.2 million for research projects within the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. Neonatology investigators have received almost every award MCHRI offers, from training grants and faculty scholar awards to grants from MCHRI-funded partners.

For trainees, applying for MCHRI funding provides an opportunity to learn firsthand about the grant writing process and prepares these young investigators for a career in academic medicine. The Institute has awarded a total of over $1.2 million to 14 clinical trainees and 13 postdoctoral scholars to date. All neonatology fellows are required to submit a grant for a Clinical (MD) Trainee Award, and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to apply for Postdoctoral Awards.

Please click on the capsules below to learn more about just a few of the neonatology investigators and research projects MCHRI supports.

Valerie Chock, MD, MS Epi
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Adam Frymoyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Laura Hedli is a writer for the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and contributes stories to the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute.