Spring 2018

Upcoming Spring Events

R2G2: Resubmission Surviving Grant Review

So you didn't get the grant the first time, you are not alone and this is far more common than you think! Join us for a moderated panel discussion with researchers from both the Engineering and Medical Schools, who have experience in the resubmission process for a variety of funding bodies including NIH, NSF and DoD. This is your opportunity to ask questions and obtain strategies and tips for surviving your grant review. April 18, 2018, 1200-1:30pm in Y2E2 Room 299. 

The Successful K08/K23: A Reviewers Perspective

Dr. Laure Aurelian will discuss the different award programs, and how to prepare an application that meets reviewers' expectations. She will present the most common misconceptions and provide an overview of the strategies to be used in order to write a competitive proposal. April 18-19, 2018, 8:30-10:30am in Li Ka Shing, 3rd floor Dean's Suite, room LK320. 


Diversity Works: The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge of Economy

Join the "Diversity Works" discussion with Scott E. Page, Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor April 18, 2018 in the Tresidder Oak Lounge. Sponsored by the VPGE program, WISE Ventures and others.

Transgender Issues in Medicine

Tandy Aye, MD Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Director of Stanford's multidisciplinary Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic will discuss current practices in gender affirming therapies as well as the clinical growth of medical training, advocacy and research missions around transgender health. April 20, 2018, 12:00-1:30 in Clark Center, S363.

Effective Virtual Presentations

Matt Abrahams, Lecturer at GSB and Co-Founder/Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions will instruct participants on the simple steps that will help them to plan and present compelling, valuable webinars and conference calls that the audience will follow with rapt attention, April 30, 2018 12:15-1:45 in Alway room M106.

Women Faculty Networking: Don't Give Up the Wine List

Meg Shea-Chiles, President of Rarecat Pro a division of Rarecat Wines will teach us how to use wine as a tool to connect with others in a professional setting. May 2, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm in Li Ka Shing, 3rd floor Dean's Suite, room LK320.

Minority Faculty Networking Year End Reception

Come enjoy hors-d'oeuvres and wine with special guests Dean Lloyd Minor and Vice Dean Linda Boxer to celebrate recent promotions and past Augustus White III and Family Professionalism Award recipients and meet with your Stanford Medicine minority faculty colleagues, May 10, 2018 4:30-6:00 in the Bing Dining Room, 3rd floor of the Hospital.

News and Announcements

The AAMC StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey is underway!
We strongly encourage you to share your views candidly to help us understand your view of specific institutional policies and practices here at Stanford Medicine. AAMC has created the StandPoint Survey to support medical schools in their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest academic scientists, educators, and clinicians. All members of departments that hit a 65% response rate will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Please look out for a link in your inbox from

OFDD has created a "Suggestion Box" on our website
We would like to invite you to use this suggestion box to let the Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet and OFDD know about what you or your group is doing and give you an opportunity to offer ideas to improve best practices for diversity and inclusion within Stanford Medicine. 

Dr. Yvonne Maldonado has been selected to receive the 2018 RISE Award April 28, 2018 
The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association Board of Governors RISE Award was created to honor those Stanford University Medical Center alumni who have made major contributions to the student experience, the path to excellence in education, or in supporting alumni engagement. The RISE Award is dedicated to those individuals who represent these values and have demonstrated exceptional dedication to nurturing our medical center and alumni community through leadership, volunteerism, mentoring or teaching.


Diversity Liaisons
The School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs have appointed representatives to liaise between the Chairs, members of their specific department and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity to assist with faculty concerns, ideas and the advancement of excellence at Stanford School of Medicine. To find out who your department liaison is, contact your Chair or Kathleen Victor of OFDD (

Minority Faculty Networking Luncheons
OFDD hosts lunch with a small group of minority faculty monthly to discuss research and clinical interests, faculty development concerns, and career advice across lines and ranks while providing an opportunity for faculty to get to know each other across different departments and specialties within Stanford. If you are interested in attending a luncheon, contact Kathleen Victor (

Unconscious Bias in Mendicine Online Course
OFDD developed this free CME activity which provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace. Case studies will explore everyday examples of unconscious bias and exploring bias busting strategies to enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments. Click here to take the course.

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 conduct, and outcome determination. Please contact Dr. Kessler (isarke01@stanford.edudirectly for more information.