Upcoming Events

OFDD Presents: HEAL Talks: The Strategies for Engaging in Health Equity Research
To provide faculty with strategies to enhance research efforts and opportunities for collaboration in the health equity space, Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is launching HEAL Talks: Strategies for Engaging in Health Equity Research. HEAL Talks are for researchers who would like to learn more about community-based research. Click here more information on upcoming events and to register. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Practical Tips for Getting Started with CBPR
  • How to Win $ for Your Research
  • Evaluation 101
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Elena Rios
Co-sponsored by OFDD, please join us for Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association. September 28, 2022, 8:oo-9:00 am, virtual and in-person at LK130. Click here to register.
Department of Health Policy Symposium: Advancing Health Equity
This annual research symposium will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research. October 6, 2022, 12 - 5:15pm, McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center. Register here.
LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking Reception
We invite you to join us in continuing the theme of community building among LGBTQ+ faculty members on Thursday, October 6th for the 5th annual LGBTQ+ Faculty Networking Reception!. October 6, 2022, 5-6:30pm, D-Core at Lane Library. Click here to register.
Women Faculty Networking Fall Reception
Please join us and your fellow colleagues for this in-person celebration as we celebrate the kick-off of the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year! October 12, 2022, 4:30-6:00 pm, Assembly Hall Patio, 500P (Above the Garage). Click here to register!
Cultural Considerations Series: Improving Clinical Competencies in the Care of Muslim Populations
Please join us for a webinar with Dr. Rania Awaad on the topic “Improving Clinical Competencies in Providing Whole-Person Care for Muslim Patients." October 19, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm, via Zoom. Click here to register!
Fifth Annual MCHRI Symposium
This annual research symposium will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research. October 20, 2022, 8am-3:30pm, Li Ka Shing Center. Click here for more information.
An Evening of Queer Joy: About Us, For Us, By Us
Formerly known as the LGBTQ+ Forum, this event centers the intersectional queer experience on the full spectrum of pain to joy by creating immersive community spaces, opportunities for authentic expression, and an environment of reflective learning. October 25, 3:30-6:30pm, Berg Hall at Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Click here for more details and to register.
Women Faculty Networking: Dr. Susan Crowe
In this session we welcome Susan Crowe, MD, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology-Maternal Fetal Medicine, for a discussion of "Lactation Support at Stanford Medicine: Progress, Best Practices, and Opportunities." November 2, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm, via Zoom. Click here to register!
Faculty Skills Building: How to Promote Your Career Using Social Media
Join us and special guests Al'ai Alvarez and Michael Gisondi. Social media outlets give physicians a platform to advocate for public health, social justice, and equity in our medical schools and society at large. This workshop will provide tips and tricks for using social media to advance the academic careers  and impact of physicians and scientists. November 4, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm. Click here to register.
Minority Faculty Luncheons
Each month OFDD hosts lunch with a small group of minority faculty to discuss research and clinical interests, faculty development concerns, and career advice across lines and ranks. This provides an opportunity for our faculty to get to know one another across different departments and specialties within Stanford Medicine in an intimate setting.  Please email Kathleen Victor if you would like to join.

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News and Announcements

Standpoint Survey
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity has commissioned the AAMC to administer the StandPoint survey, which supports medical schools’ initiatives to attract and retain top academic scientists, educators, and clinicians. The survey launches October 11th, and we encourage you to share your views candidly to help us understand how you view our institutional policies and practices, and the workplace issues that are important to you.

COVID-19 and Monkeypox: Lessons Learned about Pandemic Preparedness and Global Vaccine Equity
The latest installment of the Faculty in Focus series, showcasing the work and career path of global health faculty, features OFDD's Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, MD. December 5, 2022 | 5:30-7:00pm, Li Ka Shing Center. Dinner will be served, click here to register!

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, Health Equity Research in Disability Communities, Health Equity Research in the Black Community, Health Equity Research in the LGBTQ+ Community, and Health Equity Research for Asian Health Equity Across the Lifespan Events are available to view on our website here

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.



Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in Medicine Online Course

OFDD is delighted to present this course that places a focus on healthcare professionals with disabilities, how institutions can support medical trainees with disabilities, and inform physicians on accessibility and accommodations for residents while also addressing strategies and procedures to address these topics. Learn more here.

BFAM: Black Faculty Affinity Meetings

BFAM is intended to provide networking and social engagement opportunities for Stanford Medicine faculty across all clinical lines and departments. Learn more about BFAM and the members here.

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 STEM Outreach

The Stanford Office of STEM 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.

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