Mark ShwartzTuesday, November 18, 2014

After the NICU: Studying Connections Between Prematurity and Development

Fifty years ago, a premature baby weighing less than 3.3 pounds had only a 30 percent chance of survival. Today, thanks to major advances in neonatal medicine, the survival rate has climbed to nearly...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Foundation Grants: Bear Necessities Helps Advance Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer

Four researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine were awarded a total of $160,000 this summer from the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for their efforts to advance diagnosis...
Megan AlpersMonday, August 18, 2014

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Extend a $2.25 Million Challenge Grant to Fund Innovative Clinical Food Allergy Research at Stanford

Groundbreaking food allergy research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has received a major boost through the creation of a challenge grant by...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards nearly $1 million for childhood cancer research at Stanford

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation , which holds head-shaving events nationwide to raise money for childhood cancer research, recently awarded nearly $1 million in pediatric cancer research grants to five...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...
Jennifer YuanThursday, May 1, 2014

Brains and Brawn: Understanding Concussions in Youth Sports

The next time you play Angry Birds, consider this — the same type of sensors that capture movements on your phone are also playing a role in biomedical research to make sports safer for children. For...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, April 1, 2014

Full Circle: Brain and Behavior Center Puts Children Back on Track to Healthy Futures

Peyton Fisher loves her brother Morgan, wants to be a princess, and decorates her cupcakes with excessive chocolate and marshmallows. In most ways, she is a typical 3-year-old. But for a while, she...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, April 1, 2014

Peace of Mind: Offering a Lifetime of Better Outcomes

The developing brain is a particularly complex organ, an interconnected network of cells that controls everything we experience, do, or say. If this intricate system goes awry — from disease,...
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toddler from Chico One of the "Biggest Saves Ever"

One year ago, Jessica and Jesse Vega watched a team from Packard Children’s work to save their son Dominic’s life in the back of an ambulance. Just days earlier, the Vega family had been at home...
Grace HammerstromWednesday, May 1, 2013

Susanne Martin, MD: Mary Gallo Endowed Fellow

For adolescents battling anorexia or bulimia, bed rest is the current standard of care. However, bed rest can also lead to a serious side effect – brittle bones. Susanne Martin, MD, is studying the...