StAT Residents & Alumni Spotlight

A look at what our current and alumni StAT Residents are working on

Joyce Javier ('04) receives the RWJF-APIC Award for Health Equity Scholarship and Work

9.17.21 | On behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, is this year’s winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award (RWJF) for Health Equity presented by the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC). The RWJF Award is given each year to a leader who has made outstanding contributions toward achieving health equity and has implemented system-level changes in their community.

Anisha Patel ('05) awarded the Clinical Science Research Award at the 2021 Peds Dept Awards

6.23.21 | On behalf of the Stanford Department of Pediatrics

Anisha Patel, MD, MPH, received the Clinical Science Research Award, recognizing her regional and national contributions to advance community-based participatory research to address child health disparities, with a focus on school-based interventions that advance obesity prevention and with a significant impact on clinical practice and public policy.


StAT Resident Alumni recognized for scholarship, service, and teaching at the 2021 Peds Dept Awards.

6.23.21 | On behalf of the Stanford Department of Pediatrics

Three of our StAT alumni were recognized with the following distinguised Stanford Pediatrics Departmental Honors: 

Golden Apple for Teaching: Lee Trope ('18) (SCVMC)

Caroline Graham Service and Gratitude Award: Kamaal Jones ('21)

Hugh O’Brodovich Excellence in Scholarship – Community Engagement & Advocacy: Julia Raney ('21)


Kamaal Jones MD ('21) named an inaugural fellow for the AMA-SHLI Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship Program.

6.21.21 | On behalf of the American Medical Association and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine 

In recognition of his work to advance health equity and promote healing among communitites that have historically marginalized in the realm of medicine, Dr. Jones was welcomed to the AMA-SHIL Medical Justice Program where he will conduct his clinical work in LA county.


Lee Trope MD ('18) recognized with the California Residency Program Collaborative Award.

4.27.21 | On behalf of the CA Residency Program 

Lee was awarded a $61K grant to train pediatrics residents in managing opiate use disorder in adolescents as well as imporve the Subozone induction program at Santa Clara Valley Medical. 

Noelle Pineda, MD PGY 3. recognized for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 12th Annual Stanford Pediatrics Research Day

4.23.21 | On behalf of the 12th Annual Stanford Pediatrics Research Day 2021

Noelle was awarded for her presentation on the work she has been completing through her time as a StAT resident. She is the first author on this project entitled, "Expanding The Health Professions Pipeline: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program".

Elizabeth Barnert MD Featured in the UCLA Newsroom for work and research in child health and immigration

3.31.21 | Former StAT resident Elizabeth Barnert was featured for her work centering the experiences of immigrant youth through the United States' family sepration policies.  She is highlighted as a leader in advocacy and research in this field.


Read the article here.

Jill Krissberg, MD PGY V. Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow, Maternal and Child Health Research Institute at Stanford

On behalf of the Awards Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2020

Jill was awarded the ASPN Fellows Presentation Award as the first author of the accepted abstract “Racial-Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care Utilization Among Children with Glomerular Disease in Cure Glomerulonephropathy (Cure GN)"

Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine Presenting at Pediatric Grand Rounds February 14, 2020

Former StAT resident Anisha Patel presenting most recent study: Hydrate for Healthy Futures: Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood

StAT residents unite at AAPCA1’s Advocating for Children Conference at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

StAT residents across classes joined together once again at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital for the AAPCA's yearly gathering. The conference focueses on fostering collaboration among difference areas of advocacy in children's health. 

Kerri Presenting at Stanford's Pediatrics Research Retreat

Kerrilyn Rice, class of 2019, presented her poster at Stanford's Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat. Her wonderful community partners from Santa Clara County came to support her! 

Kerri's Impact on the Community

Kerrilyn Rice, class of 2019, recently presented findings from her project to Santa Clara County officials and funders which helped to secure about $80K in funding to expand the Madrinas (Godmothers) program--a mentoring program that pairs older, experienced mothers in the community with new moms to strengthening parenting skills and reduce the incidence of child abuse.

Joyce Javier wins Local Hero Award at AAP

Joyce Javier, class of 2004, wins the Local Hero Award presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference in November 2018. This award recognizes pediatricians who are leaders through action and advocacy for children in their communities. Dr. Javier currently works in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Advocacy at a Local School Board

Jill Krissberg, class of 2018, shown here speaking on behalf of Camp Unity, a local polynesian cultural summer camp for youth, at a Daly City School Board Meeting.