Spring 2021 Newsletter

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

Call For Nominations: Augustus White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcome nominations for the Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award. Stanford faculty members selected and honored with the award are distinguished by their leadership in either 1) developing programs to support underrepresented early career faculty, students, or trainees, or 2) for research or teaching that affects underrepresented minority outcomes. Awardee eligibility across all Stanford Medicine departments, all faculty ranks, and all faculty lines. 

Submit your nomination by the April 22, 2021 deadline.

Upcoming Spring Quarter Events

Engaging Communities in Health Equity Research
The Office of Community Engagement and the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Community Health Symposium. This special event highlights Stanford’s local, state, national and global community-engaged research efforts. The theme for this year’s event is “Engaging Communities in Health Equity Research.” The virtual Symposium will include expert speakers and panelists, a keynote address, group discussion, a poster session, and awards honoring community partners, faculty, and staff. March 31, 2021, 3:00 -5:30pm.
Register for Engaging Communities in Health Equity Research

Women Faculty Networking: Phil Pizzo
Phil Pizzo, MD is the David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Founding Director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. Pizzo served as Dean and Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine 2001-2012. Dr. Pizzo's topics of discussion will include the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute and perspectives on women's roles as leaders in medicine, academia and research. Wednesday,  April 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Register for Women Faculty Networking: Phil Pizzo.

2nd Annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine
The 2nd Annual Stanford Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine will discuss the many ways in which disability intersects with healthcare and medicine. The conference goals are broad—looking at healthcare professionals with disability, how institutions can support medical trainees with disability, the healthcare of patients with disability, and training physicians to better treat patients with disability. More information and registration.

The Successful K Award Application: A Reviewers Perspective
Dr. Laure Aurelian will discuss the different award programs, and how to prepare an application that meets reviewers' expectations. She will present the most common misconceptions and provide an overview of the strategies to be used in order to write a competitive proposal. This workshop is only open to faculty. April 14 and 15, 2021, 9:00-11:00am. Detailed course information and registration.

Faculty Fireside Chats Series: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism
Session 6 features Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair of Policy & Community, and founder and co-director of the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program. This session will be moderated by Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Dean of MD Admissions. April 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Topic: “The Role of Faculty in an Era of Activism”.  More information and registration.

Women Faculty Networking: Eleni Linos
Dr. Eleni Linos, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor, Dermatology, and (by courtesy) of Epidemiology. Dr. Linos will discuss her career path and her work in public health, gender equity, cancer prevention and the care of older adults as well as current projects understanding the impact of novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of communities. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Register for Women Faculty Networking: Eleni Linos.

Faculty Fireside Chats Series: Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism
Session 7 features Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education. May 20, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom. Topic: “Mentoring Through Small Acts”.  More information and registration.

Minority Faculty Network Spring Reception
Please join us virtually with Dr. Augustus A. White III, first African American medical student graduate of Stanford Medicine and internationally known orthopaedic surgeon as he presents the 2021 Augustus White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award. The event will celebrate our Minority Faculty for their invaluable work and contributions to Stanford Medicine and will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues. May 20, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm via Zoom. More information and registration.

News and Announcements


New CME course "Teaching LGBTQ+ Health: A Faculty Development Course for Health Professions Educators"
This free, open access, online, CME course, “Teaching LGBTQ+ Health: A Faculty Development Course for Health Professions Educators” is designed for faculty members and health professions educators at Stanford Medicine and beyond. The course goals are to improve your knowledge, teaching skills, and attitudes pertaining to the provision of health care to LGBTQ+ patients. Take the course

Accepting Applications for the McCormick & Gabilan Faculty Fellows Award  
The annual McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards provide research/project funding to junior faculty women for career advancement, or to junior faculty men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine through research. Faculty from all lines are encouraged to apply and must be within the first 7 years of their first faculty appointments. Recipients are awarded $30,000 for up to two years. In addition, McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Award winners are provided the opportunity to participate in OFDD training opportunities that will advance their career development at Stanford.  Apply by the April 16, 2021 deadline.

2021 Spectrum Community Engagement Pilot Grants: Request for Proposals
The Spectrum Pilot Program assists interdisciplinary innovations in research, development, and deployment of technologies that improve human health through disease predication and/or diagnosis. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) in the School of Medicine is soliciting applications for Pilot Grants for Community-engaged research projects. This grant is open to Stanford faculty with PI eligibility across all lines. Grants will range between $15,000 and $30,000 for one year.  More information and apply by the April 7, 2021 deadline.

Introducing the Stanford School of Medicine HEAL Network
In response to growing interest and expertise among faculty that are dedicated to addressing health disparities, OFDD has launched the Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network. HEAL will bring faculty together to address health inequities through research. The network will serve to develop scholarship in health equity, disseminate resource and funding opportunities, and foster collaboration among health equity researchers. If you are interested in joining the HEAL Network please complete the brief registration.



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, see the list of Clinical Department Liaisons or the list of Basic Science Diversity Liaisons.

Minority Faculty Networking Luncheons
OFDD hosts a monthly 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 a 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. Take the course.

One-On-One Grant Advising
OFDD's Senior Advisor for Faculty Development, Dr. Laure Aurelian, offers one-on-one grant mentoring for faculty. Please contact Dr. Laure Aurelian (laurea@stanford.edu) directly for more information.

Dr. Irving Kessler, who has conducted epidemiology-based studies for many years is also available to assist faculty members in assuring that their proposals meet the standards of epidemiology in patient selection, study conduct, and outcome determination. Please contact Dr. Kessler (isarke01@stanford.edudirectly for more information

Dr. Michael Helms, Director of Research Development, offers one-on-one advising and assists OFDD with identifying and applying for funding opportunities in areas of health disparities and health equity research, with an emphasis on faculty development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please contact Dr. Helms mkhelms@stanford.edu directly for more information.

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