Spring 2022 Newsletter

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

Spring Quarter Events

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity offers events, workshops, programs and resources to all faculty throughout the academic year. Click here for updates and program information. Below we recognize the many programs, awards, and events our faculty engaged in over the past year.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will be joined by Latha Palaniappan MD, MS. Dr. Palaniappan is an internist and clinical researcher, focused on the study of diverse populations, chronic disease and prevention. Join us Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.

May 10 - Women Faculty Network Spring Reception

Please join us for this informal reception sponsored by The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. We will be joined by special guests for an evening of networking among our Stanford Medicine Women Faculty. We will also highlight the 2022 McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awardees, the Women Faculty Network Steering Committee, and the Task Force on Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Women Faculty. Thursday, May 10, 2022, 4:30-6:00pm, Garden Patio, 3rd floor of 500P. Click here to register.

May 16 - Diversity Awards and Networking Reception

Join us at this reception to celebrate diversity, build community, and recognize leaders in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Stanford Medicine. Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), and the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME). Celebrate awardees, connect with community members engaged in the DEI space, and enjoy drinks and appetizers.  Tuesday, May 16, 2022, 5:00-6:30pm, Garden Patio, 3rd floor of 500P. Click here to register.

May 17 - HEAL Network: Asian Health Equity Across the Lifespan

The Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) has partnered with OFDD to host the next HEAL Network event: Asian Health Equity Across the Lifespan. Faculty will share their research experiences in a fireside chat panel. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Additional information coming soon. Click here for updates and to register.

May 19 - Bridging a Culture of Health Equity Summit

Co-sponsored by the HEAL Network, This online conference will feature four themes related to health equity: education, research, clinical care, and community and civic engagement. The goal of the symposium is to engage learners committed to advancing health equity in thought-provoking dialogue and create opportunities for future collaborations. Thursday, May 19, 2022, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, via Zoom. Click here for more information.

June 28 - HEAL Network: Health Equity Research in the LGBTQ+ Community

OFDD's final HEAL event for this academic year is Health Equity Research in the LGBTQ+ Community. Faculty will share their research experiences in a fireside chat panel. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm via Zoom. Additional information coming soon. Click here for updates and to register.

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News and Announcements

Call for Applications: 2022 McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards

This award supports general research activities and is open to women pursuing advancement, or to men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research. Application deadline is April 18, 2022, 5:00pm. Click here for more details.

Call for Applications: 2022 Community Support Initiative

To build community and encourage new networks that enact positive change for diversity at Stanford Medicine, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity seeks to help faculty establish communities and networks for inclusion. Application deadline is April 20, 2022, 5:00pm. You can find more information on the application form here.

HEAL Network Videos

Since its inception, the HEAL Network has hosted many events that have brought faculty together to determine how we can better address health inequities. Videos from our Health Equity Research in Genetics, Disability Communities, and in the Black Community Events are available to view on our website. View the HEAL videos here.

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME) and the Center for Continuing Medical Education (CME). Friday, June 3, 2022, 8:00am-2:30pm, LKSC. Click here to add to your calendar.

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. 

2022 AAMC Early Career Minority Faculty Development Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2022 AAMC Early Career Minority Faculty Development Seminar. Junior underrepresented faculty in all lines are encouraged to register. The in-person event will be held in San Antonio TX, June 16-19, 2022. For information and registration, click here. Contact Kathleen Victor kvictor@stanford.edu with any additional questions. 


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 and Basic Science Diversity Liaisons

The Diversity Liaisons are appointed by their Department Chairs or 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. Liaisons in the Basic Science Departments/IDPs also connect with the Offices of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. The Liaisons are charged with promoting diversity best practices and the advancement of excellence at the Stanford School of Medicine.  To find out who your Liaison is, please click here for the list of Clinical Department Liaisons and here for the list of Basic Science Diversity Liaisons.

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 Dr. Michael Helms is the Director of Research Development. Dr. Helms assists 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. Contact Dr. Michael Helms for more information.