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Stanford Child Health Research Institute hosts inaugural symposium Nov. 16

The scientific community and public are invited to attend a daylong research symposium highlighting the work of researchers affiliated with the institute. Registration is free.

Registration is now open for the inaugural Stanford Child Health Research Institute Symposium, which will highlight the latest developments in maternal and child health research across the campus. 

The event, scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, is free and open to Stanford community members and the public. Those who are interested can register online.

“We invite the community to join us and learn about the cutting-edge research happening within the maternal and child health community at Stanford University,” said Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and co-director of the institute. “At this inaugural event, we will hear from incredible investigators who are advancing groundbreaking discoveries that improve the health of mothers and children around the world.” 

Sean Morrison, PhD, director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker. He earned his PhD in immunology at Stanford and is an expert in cancer stem cell biology and metabolomics. 

The symposium also will feature 19 other speakers and moderators who have been funded through CHRI programs and its campus partners. 

Attendees will learn about innovative research funded by institute; funding programs and educational resources available to researchers; and investigators who are making an impact in maternal and child health. The symposium will include poster sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day.

Following closing remarks, attendees can interact with speakers in a speed-dating style gathering hosted by former Stanford participants of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine,an institute partner that provides professional development courses for the translational medicine community.

Stanford Medicine integrates research, medical education and health care at its three institutions - Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. For more information, please visit the Office of Communication & Public Affairs site at

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