The Stanford Division of Child Neurology News & Events


Nov November 16 Fri 2018

Inaugural 2018 CHRI Symposium

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Location: Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge, Stanford

The Stanford Child Health Research Institute invites you to its inaugural research symposium! This event will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research. Attendees will learn about the research funded by the Institute across campus, the programs and resources available to advance research in this area, and the researchers and scientists who are making an impact in the maternal and child health community. This event will feature keynote speaker, Sean Morrison, PhD, the director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern.

Oct October 15 - 18 Mon-Thu 2018

47th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society

October 15-18, 2018
Chicago, IL

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April 19, 2018

Mom’s fundraising helps advance research into deadly brain tumor

Bereaved mother Mycah Clemons raised money for a summer scholarship at Stanford for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The move sparked a series of experiments that have led to a possible treatment for the tumor.

April 19, 2018

Doctors use robotic assistant to detect source of girl’s seizures

A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.

April 16, 2018

Altered immune cells clear childhood brain tumor in mice

In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials. 

April 9, 2018

Now Seizure Free, Gracin Gets Her Words Back

Gracin Hahne was just an infant when she experienced her first seizure, caused by benign tumors - called tubors - in her brain. By the time she was 3 years old, the seizures had gotten out of control, no longer responding to medication and significantly affecting her cognitive development. Her medical team at Stanford used an innovative procedure using a robot to remove the tubors and eliminate the cause of Gracin's seizures for good. 

December 15, 2017

A look at move day at the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Congratulations to our friends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: The new hospital is officially open. Last weekend, 91 patients  were safely transferred to the newly renovated part of the building.

December 5, 2017

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford celebrates new facility

Slated to welcome its first patients on December 9, the building more than doubles the size of the existing hospital. The existing facility, now renamed the “West” building, will remain open and undergo remodeling over the next few years, while the new “Main” building will provide 521,000 square feet of new space, 3.5 acres of healing gardens and 149 patient beds

September 20, 2017

Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.

August 17, 2017

A tumor donation yields answers for a devastating form of childhood cancer

Michelle Monje, assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences, authored a new study that provides a better understanding why diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, aggressive brain cancer found in children, metastasizes quickly to a specific part of the brain. The findings could help the advancement of drugs to treat the disease. 

May 19, 2017

Stanford: New children’s hospital built on belief of nature’s ability to ‘heal and uplift’

The pediatric and obstetric centers of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will debut in December, opening its doors to children and expectant mothers at new facilities that more than double the existing campus.

May 9, 2017

Counting down to December opening of new Packard Children’s Hospital

More than doubling its current size, the expanded Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.

January 17, 2017

What Parents Should Know about Febrile Seizures

Upwards of 1 in 25 young children will have one.  Why you shouldn't be alarmed and what to do.

February 4, 2016

Why Stanford Children’s Health is America’s Leading Training Ground for Child Neurologists

The Stanford University School of Medicine has more students graduating who go into neurology than any other medical school in the country. And largely, they’re going into child neurology. It’s a success that speaks a synergy of education, innovation, science and care that is unique to Stanford. 

December 22, 2015

Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

Doctors have learned more about a "polio-like" mystery illness that has stricken dozens of American children, but its exact cause remains elusive, according to a new report.

November 6, 2015

Story of family's tumor donation inspires more donations, Stanford Medicine News

After Dylan’s death on Jan. 8, 2009, Monje and her colleagues transformed his tumor into the first cell culture of its type anywhere in the world. A few months later, a story in Stanford Medicine magazine about the Jewetts’ gift inspired more families to make similar donations, further boosting the research.

May 21, 2015

Medelita Announces the Recipient of $25,000 The Right Fit H.E.R.O Honorarium

Medical attire innovator Medelita has named Dr. Jonathan Santoro winner of the 2015 The Right Fit H.E.R.O. Honorarium. Dr. Santoro's candidacy was among 200 nominations of medical residents throughout the United States.

May 4, 2015

Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor, Stanford-led study finds

A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.

April 23, 2015

Brain tumor growth stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex, study finds

New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.

March 3, 2015

A look at stem cells and "chemobrain"

This blog highlights a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine video featuring Michelle Monje, assistant professor of neurology, in which she explains the effects of cancer treatment on the brain.

New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Stanford Neurology in the News

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD speaks at ChildX 2018
Photo credit: Cris Gebhardt

John W. Day, MD, PhD speaks at ChildX 2018
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Michelle Monje, MD, PhD speaks at ChildX 2018
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Paul Graham Fisher, MD speaks at ChildX 2018
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