Monday, August 26, 2019

Your Impact on Research: Fall 2019

Dear Friends, As you may know, when you support the Children’s Fund , you uphold three important pillars of child and maternal health in our community and beyond: providing care for all families,...
Ruthann RichterMonday, June 3, 2019

Prenatal Testing: Making Breakthroughs

Doctors will soon be able to predict prematurity with a simple blood test. When his wife was pregnant with their first child, physicist Stephen Quake, PhD, had an unsettling experience that would...
Jennifer Yuan & Laura HedliMonday, June 3, 2019

Protecting Precious Heads

Concussion experts team up to turn science into safer helmets. “Ro-Ro, don’t forget your helmet!” calls David Camarillo, PhD, as his 4-year-old daughter, Rosie, jumps on her little turquoise bike...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Science of Exercise: Q&A with Gavin Tempest, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow (psychiatry)

With support from The Specialized Foundation, Stanford School of Medicine researchers Allan Reiss, MD, and Gavin Tempest, PhD, study brain activity during cycling exercise. Q: Your research involves...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Your Impact on Research: Spring 2019

Dear Friends, Thanks to your support of the Children’s Fund, researchers across the Stanford campus are coming together to solve some of the most difficult challenges facing children and pregnant...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyTuesday, November 13, 2018

Making a Very Real Difference for Patients

Nine-year-old Blaine Baxter was so nervous, he was pale and sweating. The dreaded routine was starting yet again—nurses, doctors, anesthesiologists, and fellows would gather around his hospital bed...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Future of Surgery Has Arrived

The Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Surgery and Interventional Center opened in August, adding six surgical suites and six interventional treatment rooms, and nearly doubling Lucile Packard Children’s...
Friday, August 10, 2018

Your Impact on Research Grants

Dear Friends, This fall marks a special milestone for Children’s Fund donors. Ten years ago, the Children’s Fund began directing support to the Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI). Since...
Jennifer YuanMonday, May 21, 2018

One Step Closer to a Cure

Vibrant, kind-hearted, and articulate little Maiyanna was only 4 years old when she passed away on April 16, 2014, from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable brain tumor. On...
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Your Impact on Research

Dear Friends, Did you know that for every dollar you give to the Children’s Fund, more than one-third (35 cents) goes toward jumpstarting research into better care and cures led by some of pediatric...