Fall 2016 

Upcoming Fall Events

Faculty Workshop with Julie Posselt, University of Southern California

Julie Posselt, Professor of Education whose recent book “Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping,” She will share her findings from the decision makers point of view which highlight how disciplinary norms shape what counts as merit, how professor’s good intentions around diversity often don’t translate into results, and concrete strategies to improve the admissions review process that promote transparency and accountability. Event will be held November 1, Black Community Services Center Community Room (lunch will be served).

Women Faculty Workshop: Creating a Powerful Presence

Kay Kostopoulos, MFA, Lecturer of Organizational Behavior at GSB, will lead this workshop and explore the dynamics of the voice and body in how we communicate. The event will be held November 2 from 12:00-1:30 in the Clark Center, Room S361.

Stanford Medicine First Generation Mentorship Kick-off Reception

This program is sponsored by the Office of Medical Student Affairs, the Office of Graduate Education and the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association. The event will be held on November 3, 6:30-8:30pm, Coupa Cafe at the Golf Course. T click here or for more information contact Dr. Mijiza Sanchez (

The Design Thinking Mindset

David Janka, MD, Lecturer, Stanford Institute of Design,will present this workshop as an introduction to the philosophy, tools and culture of design thinking: a human-centered, prototype-driven approach to collaborative and creative problem solving on November 14, 12:00-1:30 in the Clark Center, Room S361.

The Successful K08/K23: A Reviewer's Perspective

Instructor Laure Aurelian, PhD will guide participants through the review process to help transition from junior faculty or postdoctoral positions to independent research-based academic positions. Fall quarter course, December 8 and 9, 8:30-10:30am in MSOB X303.

Women Faculty Networking Holiday Reception

Please join us with special guests Dean Lloyd Minor and Vice Dean Linda Boxer on December 1, 2016 in the Bing Dining Room of the Hospital.

You are invited to the SUMMA Holiday Social

Please join us as we celebrate our diverse communities and close year 2016. Medical Students, Fellows, Post Docs, Faculty and Staff welcomed! Hors d'oeurves, refreshments, music, entertainment and more. December 16, 5:30-8:00pm in Berg Hall, 2nd floor, Li Ka Shing.

News and Information

Cook Ross Unconsious Bias Training

Cook Ross Inc will be leading workshops across Stanford Medicine over the 2016-2017 academic year, which will be attended by senior leaders, faculty, and staff. The workshops have been well received so far, and will help to bring a discussion about diversity and inclusion issues into the mainstream of Stanford Medicine.


Article: What Matters to Dean Lloyd Minor? Integrity, Diversity, Family, Stanford Medicine

What matters to you? And why?
This thought-provoking prompt is the focus of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by Stanford's 
Office of Religious Life, which recently featured Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine. Full Story


McCormick and Gabilan Scholars 2016

The annual McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards provide research/project funding to junior faculty women for career advancement, or to junior faculty men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine through research. Recipients are awarded $30,000 for up to two years.
This year's award goes to: 
Maria Barna, PhD,  Ami Bhatt, MD, PhDAyesha Khan, MDAndrea Kossler, MDTanya Stoyanova, PhD, and Donna Zulman, MD



This annual fellowship is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD), and funded through the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) grant. the purpose of thee fellowship is to help advance the careers of junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those with academic research in health disparities. Faculty apply directly for the award, which provides a one-time stipend of $20,000 in support of salary, and $5,000 for travel and supplies.
This year's award goes to: 
Diana English, MD, and Roberto Novoa, MD




One-On-One Grant Mentoring

OFDD's Senior Advisor for Faculty Development, Dr. Laure Aurelian, offers one-on-one grant mentoring for faculty. Please contact Dr. Laure Aurelian ( directly for more information.

Dr. Irving Kessler, who has conducted epidemiology-based studies for many years is also available to assist faculty members in assuring that their proposals meet the standards of epidemiology in patient selection, study outcome determination. Please contact Dr. Kessler ( directly for more information.