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September 13, 2017

In celebration of LGBTQ history month please join us for an informative presentation by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Mark Schuster, MD, PhD on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 5:30 pm in LKSC-LK101.  Dr. Schuster serves as the founding Dean of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California, as of October 1, 2017.  He is also the coauthor of the book, Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask).  The title of Dr. Schuster’s presentation is:” The Doctors is Out: Perspectives on Being LGBTQ in Medicine”.

To learn more about Dr. Schuster please see attached flier.  Questions related to the Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture series may be directed to Victoria Moreno at vlmoreno@stanford.edu. This presentation is open to the public.




September 7, 2017 

This month the journal Science published an article regarding DACA or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The article focuses on how protecting unauthorized immigrant mothers improves their children’s mental health. You can review article here.


August 10, 2017

Meet NuLeaf: a new mobile application specifically geared towards providing low-income Californians with nutritional guidance and meal planning services. The mobile application was developed by a team of five Stanford students working to increase nutritional health for low-income communities in California.

NuLeaf Full Article (PDF)  

The Child Health and Immigration Summit

May 25, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, The Child Health and Immigration Summit  took place at Stanford University. The conference focused on health issues affecting today's children of immigrants. Please see video link for conference sessions.

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#Hippocrates: Only Physicians Can Reboot Healthcare, America, and the Economy

May 4, 2017

Please join us for an informative presentation by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Dora Calott-Wang, MD, MA on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm in MSOB x303.  Dr. Calott-Wang is a psychiatrist and author of “The Kitchen Shrink:  A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Healing in a Changing World” (Riverhead/Penguin, 2010), a memoir of working as a physician as the medical profession transforms into the health care industry.  She is Historian of the School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, and a telepsychiatrist for Butte County, California.  

The title of Dr. Calott-Wang’s presentation is: #Hippocrates: Only Physicians Can Reboot Healthcare, America, and the Economy.  For additional information regarding this presentation please contact vlmoreno@stanford.edu.  

Stanford Community College Summer Program Webinar

February 21, 2017

Looking for an amazing summer opportunity? Learn about the Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program, how to apply, and what some of our program alumni are doing. Do you plan to apply? Get your questions answered BEFORE you submit your application by joining this help session and informational workshop. Registration required and completed summer program applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

2.21.17 @ 12pm – https://bluejeans.com/675124670
2.21.17 @ 7pm - https://bluejeans.com/585584953

Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Conference

February 11, 2017

Over 500 pre medical students and over 40 exhibitors representing various medical schools from around the country attended the 26th annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Conference (SUMMA) on Saturday February 11, 2017.  Various workshops were offered to pre medical students considering careers in medicine and health care professions.  In addition, inspirational presentations were given by Stanford medical students titled "Faces of Our Community".

Current Stanford medical students volunteer to share their personal stories about their pathway to medicine. Our hope is that others can identify with some part of each story and find the inspiration to go forward on their own path.

The SUMMA 2018 Conference will be taking place early next February 2018.  Register early as the conference sells out every year.  Learn more about the  2018 SUMMA conference


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