Around the City: The Palo Alto Humane Society Seeks Entries for a Story Contest | Messages


This year’s winners will receive cash prizes: first place winner will receive $500, and the two runners-up will receive $200 each. The winning entries will be published on the Society’s website. The closing date for entries is May 31st at midnight. For more details on the contest, call 650-424-1901 or go to

A healing garden outside the sanctuary at the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Photo by Veronica Weber.

FIND THE CAUSE… Stanford Children’s Health launched its new one Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Celiac Diseasethanks to an anonymous donation of $70 million, according to a Stanford news release March 28.

Led by dr. Michael J Rosenthe new center will enable researchers to improve care for children suffering from both diseases. “The shared services we offer will give children the best opportunity to live full and productive lives from birth to age 22,” Rosen said in a statement.

The center will bring together scientists from multiple fields of study at the university, including microbiome science, human immunology, genetics, epithelial biology, biomedical engineering and data science. “This collaboration can make a real difference in the years to come by enhancing our ability to personalize treatment, curate biosamples and patient-reported outcomes data for the world’s investigators, and develop clear guidance on what medications each child needs to be taken are the safest and most effective. ‘ said Rosen.

The center has also received financial support from National Health Institute Grants and foundation-funded research programs. To learn more about the center, visit


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