DRIVE (Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence) in Research Pipeline

Pilot Program Summer 2021

An immersive research experience and mentorship opportunity for undergraduate students.

Overview

The DRIVE (Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence) in Research Pipeline aims to improve the diversity of the research workforce underrepresented in maternal and child health-related research while supporting mentorship and training.  This program is intended to maintain and grow the pipeline of diverse students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers.

The application form for the 2021 DRIVE in Research Pipeline program is currently closed. Stay tuned for more information about the next summer program. 

 


2021 DRIVE Summer Research Program

Congratulations to the first cohort of the DRIVE in Research Pipeline program!
Ten Stanford undergraduate students were selected and matched individually with an MCHRI faculty mentor. The students presented their research projects at the Student Research Project Presentations on August 25. The program was held virtually from June 21 to August 27. 

Meet the 2021 DRIVE Students!

Crystal Chidume

Undergraduate Program: Symbolic Systems
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Anisha Patel, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), Water First Intervention

Juan Espinal-Mejia

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Heike Daldrup-Link, Radiology (Pediatric Radiology); Cancer Imaging Techniques Mini-Fellowship for the Underserved Students

Camryn Franke

Undergraduate Program: Bioengineering
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Tanja Gruber, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology); Delineating the Role and Immunogenicity of CBFA2T3-GLIS2 in Pediatric Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia

Rojie Hajjar

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. William Collins, Medicine; Remote Monitoring of Respiratory Health

Olivia Mendoza

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Stephanie Chao, Surgery (Pediatric Surgery); Screening for PTSD Among Children After Traumatic Injury

Ahmed Moutwakil

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Rishi Mediratta, Pediatrics; Respiratory Distress QI Virtual Education in Gondar, Ethiopia

Devin Moua

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Kanwaljeet (Sunny) Anand, Pediatrics (Critical Care); Biomarkers for Risk and Resilience in Children of Socially Disadvantaged or Minority Families

Monica Pena-Aguilar

Undergraduate Program: Psychology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Lee Sanders, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Immigrant Families and Children’s Health: The Intergenerational Health Impact of Federal and State Immigration Policy

Elisa Rivas

Undergraduate Program: Psychology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Henry Lee, Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine); Family Engagement in the NICU for Preterm Babies

Sangam Sharma

Undergraduate Program: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor & Research: Dr. Thomas Robinson, Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center); Wise Social Psychological Intervention to Improve Outcomes of Behavioral Weight Control in Children with Obesity

Contact

Please contact MCHRI Administration at mchri_admin@stanford.edu or 650-724-0279 with any questions.