Improving the lives of patients with pediatric cancer and blood diseases

Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award

Congratulations to Charlene Larson Rotandi for receiving the Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award in the School of Medicine. The Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service.
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CHRI Faculty Scholar

Congratulations to Norman Lacayo, MD for receiving the Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Faculty Scholar Award. His research will focus on "Epigenetic Priming
Clinical Trials in de novo and relapsed/refractory childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia."

St. Baldrick's Award

Congratulations to Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD for receiving the St. Baldrick’s Fellow Award. Her research will focus on how natural killer T cells can be used to prevent side effects in cancer patients who have stem cell transplants.
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Division Chief

Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Dr. Spunt is an Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cancer and in 2013 was recruited to Stanford University from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she was Deputy Clinical Director of the hospital. Her clinical and research interests have focused on the treatment and biology of soft tissue sarcomas, an area where she is an internationally recognized expert. She serves on multiple committees of the Children’s Oncology Group and is Vice-Chair of its Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee. In addition to being Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology she is co-Director of the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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