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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 medicine’s most innovative and brilliant scientists?

Because of you, faculty scholars and other clinical researchers receive funding from the Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) at Stanford University. You can think of CHRI as a venture capital firm that strategically invests in the research that will make an incredible impact on the field of children’s health.

Do you want to hear from some of the remarkable researchers your gifts support? Please join us on April 12-13 as CHRI hosts the Childx Symposium, where 17 CHRI-funded investigators and their industry peers will discuss the challenges and solutions they are advancing in maternal and children’s health.

Topics to be covered at this year’s event will include: Origins of Illness and Disability, Mental Health in Childhood, Literacy and Health, Solutions for Childhood Obesity, Implementation of New Genetic and Immunological Treatments, and Next-Generation Technologies for Chronic Illnesses.

For more details and to register, please visit

We hope to see you there, and to introduce you to some of the researchers you’ve helped through your generous gifts to the Children’s Fund!

Best wishes,

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE

Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Stanford Child Health Research Institute
Stanford School of Medicine
Adalyn Jay Physician-in-Chief,
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the Children's Fund Update.