Spring 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for all that you are doing, whether on the front lines of clinical care and teaching, in the research arena, sheltering in place, and the many other activities that are helping to keep our community safe. I am continually impressed with the extraordinary feats our faculty are able and willing to accomplish. Please know that the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is here to serve as a resource to you, our community, at this difficult time. You may always reach out to my office ( with questions, concerns and suggestions. We hope that you all stay safe and healthy, and that you are practicing self-care during this stressful time. We look forward to continuing to work with you now and after this epidemic is resolved.



Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity

COVID-19 Resources

Please access the following links for up-to-date information and resources pertaining to COVID-19.

Stanford Medicine
For the latest information and developments about COVID-19, go to Stanford Medicine's update page.

Stanford University Health Alerts
To learn more about Stanford's response to COVID-19, go to Stanford University's Health Alerts page.

Stanford Health Care's Supply Donation
We are now gratefully accepting donations of needed supplies. For more information go to Stanford Health Care's Supply Donation page

Cardinal at Work | COVID-19 Resources
Stanford University is offering resources and support to assist children and families in navigating this challenging moment in time. For more information go to Cardinal at Work|Benefits & Rewards page

Online Teaching and Meetings
Stanford Online resources for teaching during COVID-19 from Stanford Teach Anywhere and how to protect your virtual meeting and courses from zoom-bombing from University IT.

Ongoing Faculty Development & Diversity Resources

Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet
The Stanford 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. Learn more about the Diversity Cabinet, its members, activities, goals and approach.

OFDD Liaisons
The OFDD Liaisons are appointed by School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs to serve as departmental representatives that liaise between the Chairs, members of their specific department, and the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity to assist with faculty concerns, ideas and the advancement of excellence at Stanford School of Medicine. More information and to find out who your department liaison is.

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. Take the course

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. 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.

News and Announcements

McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Fellowship
Applications for internal funding are now being accepted. All Stanford Medicine faculty in all tracks, including clinician educators, who are within 7 years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to apply. This award supports general research activities and  is open to women pursuing advancement, or to men and women who support the advancement of women in medicine and/or research. Review the full program announcement and apply.  

Follow the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity on Twitter and Instagram
Follow us on Twitter @StanfordMedOFDD for news about upcoming Office of Faculty Development & Diversity programs, events, and opportunities!

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Diversity Podcast with Peter Poullos
This special 1:2:1 series will introduce you to the many faces of Stanford Medicine. Peter Poullos is a clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and of Medicine. He is the founder and executive director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies. Listen to podcast

Community Support Initiative Awardees
We are happy to announce the awardees for this pilot program. Rania AwaadCaroline FisherKathleen HorstChristina KhanCarmin Powell and Jose Vilches-Moure. The Community Support Initiative provides faculty with funding to establish communities and networks for inclusion. More information