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This summer Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, (pictured above) became the new Adalyn Jay Physician-In-Chief at Packard Children's and the chair of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. She succeeds Hugh O'Brodovich, MD, who retired in June after serving in these positions for eight years.

One very important thing has remained constant as the baton passed from Dr. O'Brodovich to Dr. Leonard: your wonderful support has played and will continue to play a crucial role in moving child health research forward.

Did you know?

  • Every year, more than one-third of your Children's Fund donations are allocated to pediatric research.
  • During Dr. O'Brodovich's tenure, donors like you provided more than $21 million in grants for innovative research in child and maternal health.
  • You are making exciting new discoveries possible in food allergies, brain tumors, and other diseases. Our researchers are even evaluating text messaging as a way to help children with celiac disease.

With your continued support and Dr. Leonard’s leadership, we will move research even further toward better treatments and cures for children and expectant mothers.

Thank you so much for your ongoing partnership—and the impact you are making on children’s health!

This article first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of the Children's Fund Update.