Spring 2019

Upcoming Spring Events

Managing the Negotiator's Dilemma: Creating and Claiming Value

Please join instructor Jessica Notini, lecturer at Stanford Law School as she discusses what makes a masterful negotiator and through this interactive session, identifies core skills for creating value and best practices for participating in the distributive, value claiming portions of a negotiation. April 8, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm Li Ka Shing, room LK102. 

Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) Debut Event

Join us at The Stanford Medicine Abilities coalition April 15, 2019, 5:30pn in LK308. SMAC is composed of residents, fellows, postdocs, clinical and research faculty, and the School of Medicine staff. The goals of the coalition are to foster and advocate for the equal treatment and well-being of all in the Stanford School of Medicine community, promote disability as part of human diversity, inclusivity and equity, advocate accessibility and more.


The Successful K08/K23: A Reviewer's Perspective

Instructor Laure Aurelian, PhD, Senior Advisor for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, will discuss the different 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 16 and 17, 2019, 8:30-10:30am, LK319A.

R2G2: Assembling Your Team & Asking for Feedback

Join us for a panel session with faculty members from across Stanford to ask questions such as - how do I find the right people to work with? What is an effective way to make these contacts? And, how do I build these relationships into lasting and meaningful connections? Jointly sponsored by Stanford's Office of Faculty Development, the Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford EARTH and Engineering Research Administration. April 18, 2019, 12:00-1:30 in Y2E2, room 299.  

Women Faculty Networking: David Entwistle

Minority Faculty Spring Reception

Please join us and internationally known orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Augustus A. White III as he presents the 2019 Augustus White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award May 9, 2019, 4:30-6:00pm in the Bing Dining Room, 3rd floor of the main hospital.

2019 Diversity & Inclusion Forum 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum. This event will highlight innovative workshops, and offer an enriching opportunity for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, staff and community members to learn tools and strategies to become an effective change agent for diversity and inclusion in medical education. May 10, 2019, 8am-1:30pm Berg Hall, LKSC.  

News and Announcements

LGBT Health Workforce Conference
The LGBT Health Workforce Conference is the largest and most well known national LGBT health workforce conference in the United States held annually in New York City, May 3 and 4, 2019. Early Bird registration ends April 3More information and registration.


The Stanford Medicine Diversity Website has been Revamped and Launched!
Features of this website include a message from Dean Minor, upcoming events, a resources database of ongoing diversity efforts across the School of Medicine, a form to schedule an event in the Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment (D-CORE) space, and additional useful information. Please share with your colleagues and departments.


Save these Dates: Events sponsored by WISE Ventures and the Vice Provost Office for Faculty Development and Diversity
Please save the following dates for these upcoming events. Open to all interested, by advance registration.

*Monday, April 8, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm. "WISE Research Roundtable" featuring Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathmatics Education Stanford GSE and faculty director of, "Limitless: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers", 101 CERAS. Register by April 3. More information and registration.

*Monday, April 20, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm, WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford featuring Kimberly Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Distinguished Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego. Stanford Faculty Club Main Dining Room. More information and registration.

Spring Faculty Women’s Forum event, by invitation to professorial faculty:
June 12,  2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Spring Reception (Save the Date; location to be announced via email invitation)


Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet
The Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet is working to enable partnerships across the Medical School continuum. Diversity activities at SoM are widespread and integrated into medical education curriculum, graduate medical education student activities as well as career development opportunities for faculty. Click here to learn more about the Diversity Cabinet, its members, activities, goals and approach.

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

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 (

Implicit Association Test
Test your Unconscious Bias. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was created by researchers to understand biases in a wide variety of contexts: religion, race, culture, etc. Click here for more information or to take the test now.

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.