Community Health Talks

Please join us for a monthly series of Community Health Talks by our very own Stanford CARE Faculty! Community Health Talks present the exciting opportunity for anyone to learn about cutting edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more.

Upcoming 2021 Talks

Understanding Gastric Cancer and Its Relationship to the Immune System and Microenvironment with Dr. Andrew Li

October 12th, 2021, 7 PM PST

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and disproportionately impacts ethnic minorities, including Asian Americans. Andrew Li, MD, will provide an overview of gastric cancer, its development, and the role of the immune system and microenvironment in the progression from chronic inflammation to gastric cancer.

Dr. Andrew Li, MD is a fellow in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests are in gastrointestinal cancers, precision medicine, and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. 

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Previous 2021 Talks

Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination: What to Do? with Dr. Rona Hu

September 14th, 2021, 7 PM PST

Since March 2020, the group Stop AAPI Hate has recorded 9,081 incidents of hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Even as overall hate crimes fell, they grew nearly 150 percent against Asian Americans in major US cities.

In addition to the mental health impact of COVID-19, Asian Americans have also been significantly impacted by the rise in hate crimes against their communities. Rona Hu, MD, will explore what we can do to end violence and racism against Asian Americans and strategies for healing.

Dr. Rona Hu, MD is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. She completed medical school and residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowships in Pharmacology and Schizophrenia Research through the National Institutes of Health. She is also active in the minority issues and cultural psychiatry, and has received regional and national recognition for her clinical care, research and teaching.

2020 Talks