Session Chair Profile

MD, Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University

Biography
David K. Stevenson has made many impactful contributions to the field of neonatology and pediatrics, including his recent studies on the causes of preterm birth and its prevention. He is Investigator for the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford University. Dr. Dr. the Senior Associate Dean for Maternal & Child Health, the Co-Director of the Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute, and the Principal Stevenson has received many awards, including the Virginia Apgar Award, which is the highest award in Perinatal Pediatrics, the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, the Jonas Salk Award for Leadership in Prematurity Prevention from the March of Dimes Foundation, and the John Howland Medal and Award, the highest award in academic pediatrics. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Stevenson is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley


Track 3, January 26

Track Co-Chairs:
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF

Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health:

  • Chronic Diseases in Women
    - Marcia Stefanik, Stanford (Chronic Disease Prevention) - Linda Giudice, UCSF (Endometriosis)
  • Stem Cells, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetics
    Chair: Akash Kumar, MyOme, Inc. (Ploygenic risk score)
    - Vitorio Sebastiano, Stanford (Stem cells and fertility)
    - Teresa Sparks, UCSF
    - Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies
    Chair: David Stevenson, U. of Stanford (Introduction: Towards Precision Health for Mothers and Babies)
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF (Genomics of Pregnancy Loss)
    - Ivana Maric, Stanford (ML for Early Prediction)
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI-Driven Prematurity Taxonomy)
  • Components of Pregnancy Health
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, U. of Pittsburgh (Placental Health)
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data)
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Dina Radenkovic, Gameto
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Bone Health)