November 13 Nov 13
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Monday Mon

Advancing Maternal and Child Health Through Obstetric Clinical Trials

Virtual Symposium

Clinical trials are considered the gold standard for testing new therapies and interventions. Over the past three decades, Stanford Obstetrics and Gynecology and, more recently, the Dunlevie Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center have initiated and partnered in clinical trials that have greatly advanced the science and practice of obstetrics. This symposium will highlight cutting-edge and innovative obstetric clinical trials from Stanford researchers and our national partners, as well as the methodologies, challenges and rewards surrounding their conduct.

We hope to bring together the Stanford community and stimulate new clinical and translational research initiatives. Join us and be inspired by the impact of obstetrical clinical trials!


"Multi-Center Clinical Trials on Obstetrics: Pearls From the Trenches"

Alison G. Cahill, MD, MSCI
Associate Dean of Translational Research, Dell Medical School
Professor, Department of Women's Health, Director, Health Transformation Research Institute University of Texas at Austin

Obstetric Clinical Trials Methods and Outcomes

“A Bivalent RSV Prefusion F Vaccine for Maternal Immunization to Protect Infants”

Recording Unavailable

Iona Munjal, MD
Executive Director, Clinical Research & Development, Pfizer

“Maternal and Offspring Microbiome Study”

Scarlett Karakash, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Erica Sonnenburg, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Microbiology and Immunology

"Social Determinants of Health"

Yvonne Maldonado, MD
Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases

“Fasting Compared With Fed and Oral Intake Before the 1-Hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

Meryl Megumi Sperling, MD, MA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

“Speed-Round” Presentations

“Randomized Clinical Trial of Oral Iron vs Intravenous Iron in Pregnancy”

Irogue Igbinosa, MD
Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

"A Day in the Life of a CRC"

Ijeoma Iwekaogwu
Clinical Research Coordinator II, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Janet Hurtado
Clinical Research Coordinator Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

“Mifepristone as an Adjunct to Transcervical Balloon for Labor Induction (MiLI): A Randomized Clinical Trial”

Hayley Elizabeth Miller, MD
Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal Fetal Medicine

“NatPro Study: Does the Early Pregnancy Environment Impact Preeclampsia Risk?”

Recording Unavailable

Virginia D. Winn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor OBGYN - Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology