Fall 2021 Newsletter

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

Fall 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.

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and co-hosted by Leslee Subak, MD, Chair of OBGYN, and José Vilches-Moure, D.V.M, PhD, Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and OFDD’s Faculty Director and Chair of Stanford Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Diversity Cabinet Sub-Committee. The event provided a forum for networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ faculty as well as to hear from faculty members within the LGBTQ+ community who are spearheading a number of exciting initiatives across Stanford Medicine. September 22, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, via Zoom.

Inclusion Rounds: Panel on Intersectionality and the Experience of Black Women in Medicine

A special event brought to you by The Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Office Of Faculty Development and Diversity. Speakers included: Dr. Diana Cejas, Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, and Dr. Stella Safo. Moderated by Dr. Tamara Dunn. September 26, 2021, 12-1:00pm, via Zoom.

Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community

The OFDD team welcomed you to join our HEAL Network event, Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community, where faculty engaged in health equity work shared their experiences in a fireside chat panel. Speakers included: Dr. Nicole Martinez-Martin, Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard, and Dr. Fatima Rodriguez. Moderated by Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado. September 30, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30pm, via Zoom.

Women Faculty Networking: Christy Sandborg and Stephanie Harman

Special guests Christy Sandborg, Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, and Stephanie Harman, Associate Professor of Primary Care and Population Health, who serve as co-Chairs of Stanford Medicine’s Taskforce on Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Women Faculty, led a discussion of the ongoing Taskforce work and sought feedback and suggestions from participants. October 6, 2021, 12-1:00pm, via Zoom.  

Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum

The mission of this year's Stanford Medicine's Fourth Annual LGBTQ+ Forum was to raise awareness that Wellness starts with an informed, inclusive, and equitable academic and work environment that promotes the belonging of individuals with diverse sexual and gender identities. The featured keynote speaker was Inge Hansen, PsyD, Director, Well-Being at Stanford and Weiland Health Initiative. Dr. Hansen and a panel of featured Stanford community members shared both personal and professional experiences related to this theme. October 13, 2021, 3:00-6:20pm, via Zoom.

News and Announcements

HEAL Network Registration

Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) has launched the Health, Equity, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Faculty Network.  As part of the HEAL Network, members receive announcements about education, training, and funding opportunities focused on health disparities and health equity research. If you are interested, please click here to complete the registration survey to join the HEAL Network.

Stanford Medicine Diversity Week: October 11 - October 15

Stanford Medicine's Diversity Week was from October 11 to October 15, 2021. Click here to see a list of events.

TMA Fall Mentoring Skills Workshop Series

The Mentoring Skills workshops are designed to enhance participants' effectiveness in mentoring trainees. Designed as a multi-part series, each session introduces new content while building on the previous session's learnings to support participants' development as mentors. October 12, 19, and 26, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm. Learn more here.

Stanford Advancement of Women in Medicine (SAWM)

The Stanford Advancement of Women in Medicine (SAWM) Program partnered with Bossed Up, an innovative career services company, to provide 15 early career women faculty members with access to a 6-month virtual leadership training program.

Health Equity Research in the Disability Community

The OFDD team welcomed you to join our HEAL Network event, Health Equity Research in the Disability Community, where faculty engaged in health equity work shared their experiences in a fireside chat panel. Speakers included Dr. Peter Poullos, Dr. Holly Tabor, and Dr. Ken Sutha. Moderated Dr. Lisa Goldman-Rosas. October 26, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00pm, via Zoom.

Centering Belonging to Empower Trainees in Academia

In this 60-minute session, we learned from MD and PhD educational leaders about how to empower trainees who may feel marginalized in academic spaces. Instructors included Lahia Yemane, MD, Latishya Steele, PhD, Takudzwa Shumba, MD, and Jennifer Cohen, PhD. November 2, 2021, 12 - 1pm, via Zoom.

Women Faculty Networking: Matt Snipp

C. Matthew Snipp serves as Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Engagement at Stanford University and as the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the department of Sociology. He discussed his work to diversify the professoriate and his work in demography concerned with how economic development, poverty, and unemployment impact social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities. November 6, 2021, 12-1:00pm, via Zoom.

Media Training Workshop

Engaging with the news media requires more than being an expert on your topic. This essential media training helped to build skills, prepare, and successfully engage with reporters. Experts from Stanford Medicine’s Office of Communications, Julie Greicius, Annic Jobin and Lisa Kim, provided an overview of the modern media landscape, then trained the audience in specific tools and tactics to handle the “chess game” that is a media interview. November 18, 2021  12:00-1:30pm, via Zoom.  


Diversity Resources for Faculty
Resources from across the School of Medicine and the main campus that are designed to support faculty. Click here for more information.

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.

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 an upcoming 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.

Grant Writing
Stanford Medicine and OFDD offer resources for grant writing including R01 Countdown course and health-equity specific 1:1 grant-writing support.

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