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

An immersive research experience and mentorship opportunity for undergraduate students.


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. 

DRIVE Advisory Board

Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), and Director, MCHRI
DRIVE Clinical Research Lead Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology & General Pediatrics)
Professor of Pediatric Neuro-oncology
Director of Education, Department of Pediatrics
DRIVE Basic Science Lead Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)
Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics
Ahmen Moutwaik
DRIVE Student Representative
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Brandi Pretlow

Director, Leland Scholar Program

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatrics)
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Child Adolescent Psychiatry)


Please contact MCHRI Administration at or 650-724-0279 with any questions.