Summer 2019

We wish to thank all of our Stanford Medicine faculty for making the 2018-2019 academic year such a success!

The OFDD team including: Bonnie Maldonado, Robert Victor, Luis Garcia, Kathleen Victor, Shaila Kotadia, Jonathan Altamirano, Magali Fassiotto, and Brenda Flores.

Year in Review

Skills Building Workshops

This past year, in our Skills Building Workshops, we learned about how to create memorable presentations with Matt Abrahams, how to talk to the media with Paul Costello and Amy Adams,and how to manage the negotiator's dilemma with Jessica Notini. We are fortunate to have these fantastic presenters back in the upcoming academic year to share more tips and tricks on these topics!  In our Cultural Considerations in the Biomedical Workplace series, we featured two distinguished guest speakers: Stephanie Harman discussed high stakes decisions in clinical medicine and Sheryl Burgstahler discussed using universal design to maximize the inclusion and success of students. Look for our Skills Building and Cultural Considerations Workshops which are open to all faculty and feature guest speakers from Stanford, other distinguished universities and industry in the coming year.

Former recipients of the White Professionalism Award, Gabriel Garcia, Nancy Morioka-Douglas, and Fernando Mendoza, with the 2019 recipient, Megan Mahoney, and Augustus White III


Minority Faculty Networking & 2019 Professionalism Award

The 2019 Minority Faculty Networking Spring Reception was a great success and featured special guest Dr. Augustus White III, Professor and former Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Dr. White presented the Augustus White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award which serves to recognize outstanding work in helping to reduce health disparities or to enhance the effectiveness of minorities in the university community through research, education, mentoring, or service. This year's award was presented to Megan Mahoney.

McCormick-Gabilan Faculty Awards

The annual McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards provide research and 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. We congratulate this year's awardees: Rebecca BernertTara ChangNaside Gozde Durmus, and Angela Rogers.

HCOE/OFDD Faculty Fellowship 

The annual HCOE/OFDD Faculty 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 the fellowship is to help advance the careers of junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those with academic research in health disparities. Recipients are awarded a one-time stipend of  $20,000 in support of salary, and $5,000 for travel and supplies. We congratulate this year's awardees: Andrea Kossler and Reena Thomas.

Attendees of the Women Faculty Networking luncheon with guest speaker Persis Drell.

Women Faculty Networking

We wish to thank all of the amazing Stanford guest speakers at our Women Faculty Networking luncheons in the 2018-2019 academic year: Odette HarrisMegan MahoneyLarry KatznelsonLaraine ZappertPersis Drell and David Entwistle. We also welcomed Reshma Jagsi, Professor, Radiation Oncology and Deputy Chair, Residency Program, University of Michigan who spoke about gender equity. The Women Faculty Networking group is open to all women faculty across all lines. OFDD solicits topics and speakers of interest from women faculty throughout the year. Please join us in the 2019-2020 academic year on the first Wednesday of each month in the Bing Dining Room. 

Leslee Subak and Jim Lock, co-hosts of OFDD’s inaugural LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking reception.

LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking

We held the inaugural LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking Reception in September with co-hosts Leslee Subak, Chair of OB/GYN and Jim Lock, Associate Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and co-Chair of Stanford Medicine's LGBTQ+ Diversity Cabinet Sub-Committee. This event provided a powerful networking forum in which LGBTQ+ faculty across Stanford Medicine were able to meet, connect, and share ideas for the future. Attending faculty discussed the importance of continual community engagement, sponsorship of inclusive initiatives, and institutional support over delicious food in a casual atmosphere.

LKSC decorated for the First LGBTQ+ Forum (left). Attendees of the First LGBTQ+ Forum (right).

LGBTQ+ Forum

The theme for Stanford Medicine's First LGBTQ+ Forum was Celebrating Visibility, and the large-scale event focused on establishing an academic environment in which LGBTQ+ students, trainees, staff, faculty, and alumni are included, valued, and recognized. The forum featured an address from the School of Medicine Dean, Lloyd Minor, personal and professional stories from LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford Medicine community, a resource fair, networking opportunities and opportunities for allies to show support.

Diversity Cabinet & OFDD Liaisons

We would like to thank the members of the Diversity Cabinet and OFDD Liaisons for their work developing DRIVE, and promoting our vision and mission of diversity, culture, and inclusion throughout the School of Medicine. 

AAMC StandPoint Survey

In Spring of 2018, Stanford School of Medicine faculty participated in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) StandPoint faculty satisfaction and engagement benchmarking survey. A special thanks to all who participated. OFDD released schoolwide survey results in early November.

Stanford Leadership Development Program

The 2018-2019 Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP), jointly sponsored by OFDD in the School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, wrapped up another successful year in June with over 30 participants completing projects with direct impact on School and Hospital activities. In this 10-month program, participants learn the skills required to lead small divisions, sections or teams within an academic medical center. Nominations are solicited in January and February each year for the following fall.

Participants in Stanford Medicine’s contingent of the 2019 SF Pride Parade.

San Francisco Pride Parade

Stanford Medicine walked in the San Francisco Pride parade June 30, 2019, Market Street, from Embarcadero to Civic Center. All Stanford affiliates, along with their family and friends were welcome to join! Efforts were combined with Stanford's Pride Organization to make this an all-inclusive, campus-wide event.

Upcoming Summer Events

Stanford Department of Surgery and S-SPIRE Center
The Stanford Department of Surgery and S-SPIRE Center is partnering with the Kapor Center's Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy to provide a medical exposure program for local low-income and underrepresented high school students. Do you want to INSPIRE diverse high school students to pursue medical careers? If you are faculty and wish to serve on a healthcare professionals panel, July 31, 2019, 9-10am, as part of the curriculum for SMASH-Med, please click here.

Internal Medicine Special Noon Grand Rounds
Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Dean of Admissions and Professor of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Program Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Wexner Medical Center will present "The Lack of Diversity in Medicine is a National Emergency: The Way Forward" August 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm in LKSC 120. No registration required. CME Credit will be offered.