Winter 2021 Newsletter

Notable upcoming events, news and resources recently added to the OFDD site.

Upcoming Winter Quarter Events

Faculty Fireside Chats Series: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism
Session 3 features Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED), Master of Public Health Programs and Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota.  January 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Topic: “How Did We Get Here: The Roots of Today's Mistrust”.  Click here for information and to register.

14th Annual Summit for Clinical Excellence: Bridging for Health Equity
The 14th Annual Clinical Excellence Summit will have a focus on advancing health equity at Stanford Medicine. This year’s virtual summit is open to the Stanford Medicine community. The keynote presentations will review the role an Academic Health Center has in promoting health equity and inspire participants to take concrete steps that will bring about change. New this year is an online Health Equity Gallery Walk where we will showcase the breadth of Equity-related activities and initiatives here at Stanford Medicine. January 28, 2021, 12:30-3:00pm PST.  Click here for information and to register.

Women Faculty Networking: Iris Gibbs
Dr. Gibbs is Associate Dean of MD Admissions and Professor of Radiation Oncology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery. Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.

Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference
SAVE THE DATE  for the 30th Annual  Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance  (SUMMA) Conference. SUMMA student organization hosts one of the oldest pre-medical conferences on the west coast, typically drawing students throughout the Bay Area and California. Saturday, February 6, 2021, 8am-5:30pm via Zoom. Click here to register.

How to Promote Your Academic Career Using Social Media
Dr. Michael Gisondi, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Principal and Founder of the Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL) at Stanford University will lead us in this 60-minute workshop that will provide tips and tricks for using social media to advance the academic careers and impact of physicians and scientists. February 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Click here for registration. 

Manuscript Writing: A Reviewer's Perspective
Instructor Laure Aurelian, PhD, Senior Advisor for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, will discuss strategies to help you develop your own clear way of presenting data. February 9, 2021, 8:30-11:00am via Zoom. Click here for detailed course information and registration.

Faculty Fireside Chats Series: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism
Session 4 features Carla Pugh, MD, PhD,  February 22, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Topic: “Critical Race Issues in  Medical Teams”.  Click here for information and to register.

Q & A with Dr. Dale Okorodudu
Join us for  a Q & A session with the founder and producer of Black Men in White Coats documentary, Dale Okorodudu, MD. Sponsored jointly with the Office of Diversity in Medical Education and the Black Faculty Affinity Meetings (BFAM) group. Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:00-6:30pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.

Women Faculty Networking: Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy.  In addition, she is a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic consulting firm. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.

Faculty Fireside Chats Series: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism
Session 5 features Maame Yaa Yiadom, MD, MPH,  March 22, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom.
Topic: “Why it is Medicine's Business: Current Perspectives on Patient Outcomes”. Click here for information and to register.

Women Faculty Networking: Phil Pizzo
Phil Pizzo, MD is the David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Founding Director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. Pizzo served as Dean and Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine 2001-2012. Wednesday,  April 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.


Resources

Faculty Staff Help Center
The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center offers professional and confidential counseling for individuals, couples and families to address both work and personal issues. Click here for more information.

Office of Science Outreach
The Stanford Office of Science Outreach (OSO) website serves as a portal to help the community discover the hundreds of exciting outreach activities, projects, and programs designed to inform and excite the public about science. Please click here for more information.

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, please click here.

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 (kvictor@stanford.edu).

Unconscious Bias in Medicine 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 provide 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 (laurea@stanford.edu) 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

SAVE the DATE: Engaging Communities in Health Equity Research
The Office of Community Engagement and the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Community Health Symposium.This special event highlights Stanford’s local, state, national and global community-engaged research efforts. The theme for this year’s event is “Engaging Communities in Health Equity Research” The 3-hour virtual Symposium will include expert speakers and panelists, a keynote address, group discussion, a poster session, and awards honoring community partners, faculty, and staff. March 31, 2021, 3:30 -5:30pm. Click here to register. Click here for information on the call for Abstracts and Co-sponsorships.

We welcome Mike Helms to the OFDD Team
OFDD welcomes Dr. Michael Helms to the team as Director of Research Development. Mike will assist OFDD with identifying and applying for funding opportunities in areas of health disparities and health equities research, with an emphasis on faculty development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He has been with the Stanford School of Medicine for over 11 years, where he has helped hundreds of faculty apply for and win well over $200 million in funding. You may reach him at mkhelms@stanford.edu.

Stanford Medicine 1st Generation Mentorship Program
The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is a community of Stanford Medicine students, faculty, alumni, and staff who are either the first in their family to attend college/graduate/professional school and/or the first in their families born in the United States. Our goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship. Our hope is to connect first generation MD, MSPA, and PhD students with mentors who also identify as first generation and to provide a community of support to ensure the success of our first-generation trainees. Click here for more information.

Resources

Faculty Staff Help Center
The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center offers professional and confidential counseling for individuals, couples and families to address both work and personal issues. Click here for more information.

Office of Science Outreach
The Stanford Office of Science Outreach (OSO) website serves as a portal to help the community discover the hundreds of exciting outreach activities, projects, and programs designed to inform and excite the public about science. Please click here for more information.

Clinical 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, please click here.

Basic Science Diversity Liaisons
The Basic Science Diversity Liaisons are appointed by School of Medicine Basic Science Department Chairs and Interdisciplinary Program (IDP) Directors to serve as representatives that liaise between the Chairs or Directors, members of their specific Department or IDP, and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Office of Graduate Education, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in order to promote diversity best practices across the academic pipeline on an ongoing basis. Coming soon: a dedication webpage for this group will be available soon on the OFDD website. Please click here for updates.

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 (kvictor@stanford.edu).

Unconscious Bias in Medicine 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 provide 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 (laurea@stanford.edu) 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.

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