Faculty Women’s Forum Celebrates 2022 Award Winners

Dr. Magali Fassiotto received the Carol Muller Outstanding Service Award at the 2022 Faculty Women's Forum. These awards honor individuals for their outstanding work supporting women at Stanford through role modeling, allyship, leadership, and sponsorship. 

Peter Poullos and Others Awarded the 2022 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

SMADIE director Peter Poullos and others were honored at the 2022 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity, for their exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the university community. 

Awards for Promoting Diversity in Medicine

Stanford Medicine featured our Diversity Awards and Networking Reception in their news center.

Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard: Data Science as a Path to Inclusivity and Diversity in Medicine

Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard is featured in Ms. Magazine. For Dr. Hernandez-Boussard, solving inequities in healthcare is only possible when the people who collect, analyze and interpret data to make decisions, are as diverse as those affected by those decisions. 

Latishya Steele, PhD, Named Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Diversity

Latishya Steele, PhD, has been appointed as the associate dean for Graduate Education and Diversity. Since joining the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education in 2015, Steele has led a number of crucial initiatives to support and diversify graduate research and has proven herself to be a remarkable leader, educator, and mentor.

Diversity Leadership Program Aims to Improve Medicine’s Culture

Carmin Powell and Lehia Yemane, clinical associate professors of pediatrics and members of BFAM (Black Faculty Affinity Meetings), discuss their role in LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity Program) and the barriers that underrepresented groups face when trying to enter the medical profession.

The Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards Return to Celebrate Outstanding Civic Service

Emerging from a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus, the Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards are back this year. The co-recipients of the 2022 Global Impact Award will be Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody and Stanford University Professor Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado, who specializes in pediatrics and epidemiology. Both are being recognized for their unparalleled frontline work during the extended coronavirus pandemic.

Early Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Teens Leads to Better Mental Health

Jack Turban MD MHS, is a researcher, medical journalist, and chief fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, is the lead author of this study. For transgender people, starting gender-affirming hormone treatment in adolescence is linked to better mental health than waiting until adulthood, according to new research led by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

ABFM and Stanford Support CDC to Monitor COVID-19 Incidence, Prevalence and Long-term Symptoms

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) have entered into a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to apply a new initiative to monitor social inequalities in COVID-19 and assess the prevalence and severity of long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

Stanford University's new long COVID study

Dr. Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, is one of the principal investigators in a federally funded long-COVID study to understand the long-lasting symptoms some people experience after a COVID-19 infection.

Stanford faculty lead project to support COVID-19 vaccine outreach in the Latinx community

Lisa Goldman Rosas and Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, in collaboration with the ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective, work to promote COVID-19 vaccine awareness and public health guidelines in the area’s Latinx community.

Odette Harris on her journey to becoming America’s second Black female neurosurgery professor

Stanford's Odette Harris, MD, MPH, professor of neurosurgery, is profiled in The Stanford Daily on her work to to expand equity and inclusion in medicine.

Stanford’s Peter Pollous in the Huffington Post on issues with supporting disabled doctors

Peter Poullos is a clinical associate professor of radiology and of medicine. He's the founder and executive director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies. 

Stanford Medicine's Carolyn Rodriguez on NASEM Health and Medicine Division Panel

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, participated on a panel focusing on the need for broader inclusion & diversity in Neuroscience training as part of a workshop series hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.


This special 1:2:1 series will introduce you to the many faces of Stanford Medicine, with a focus on the wide array of diversity in academic medicine.

In the eye of the pandemic: A conversation with viral disease expert Bonnie Maldonado

In this 1:2:1 podcast, Contributing Editor Paul Costello talks with Bonnie Maldonado, MD, about the nation's COVID-19 response, how her upbringing shaped her life and career, and more. 

Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Peter Poullos

 Peter Poullos is a clinical associate professor of radiology and of medicine. He's the founder and executive director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies.


Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Three new podcasts on diversity

Take a quick walk on campus and you'll realize that the people of Stanford Medicine come from all over the world and from a host of backgrounds and perspectives. For the past few years, I've been working to portray this diversity by interviewing individuals for the Portraits of Stanford Medicine series, part of the 1:2:1 podcast. Most recently, I spoke with Benji Laniakea, MD, a clinical assistant professor in primary care and population health; Deb Karhson, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and Ayodele Thomas, PhD, associate dean for graduate and career education and diversity in the Stanford Biosciences' Office of Graduate Education.

Neurosurgeon Odette Harris: A unique and rare physician

The numbers speak for themselves. Surgery isn't a medical specialty with an abundance of women. The Association of Women Surgeons says that in 2015, women comprised only 19.2 percent of the workforce. That was a laudable jump from a paltry 3.6 percent in 1980, yet still small.  And within specialties such as neurology and orthopedics, the numbers are even lower. So when you come across a neurosurgeon like Odette Harris, MD, MPH, you know you're meeting someone unique and rare.

Saying goodbye to Stanford after a five-year medical residency

A native Washingtonian, Brandon Baird, MD, was raised in Anacostia —the historic yet tough part of the nation's capital where bright horizons are not always apparent or accessible for its youth. In this podcast, he discusses his childhood, his love of classical and jazz music, and what led him to a career in medicine

Privilege? What’s that got to do with diversity?

Alan Ceaser is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Yoon Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. In this podcast, he shares his diverse upbringing, joining the military, and what influenced him to first consider a career in medicine.

Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Amy Ladd

Amy Ladd, MD, is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery and chief of the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center at Stanford. In this podcast, she discusses her path to orthopaedic surgery and her intent on improving the odds for women by changing the face of science and technology to be more inclusive.

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