Dr. Cesar Padilla is featured: A new program seeks to create a pathway from California community colleges to medical schools. Advocates hope it will lead to a more diverse population of doctors and address acute physician shortages in some parts of the state.
Diversity in medicine boosts innovation and has even improved physicians’ ability to prevent transplant rejection. Dr. Hannah Valantine is featured.
A study by a team of researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine, including OFDD Team Members, suggests that bias may be present in patient safety reporting systems (PSRSs), a method for reporting incidents related to medical errors that can result in harm to patients. Findings from the study were published in JAMA in May 2022.
The American Heart Association has provided funding to Stanford Medicine professors and BFAM Members Hannah Valantine, MD and Eldrin Lewis, MD. The funding will be used to develop ways to diversify enrollment in heart disease clinical trials.
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.
Stanford Medicine featured our Diversity Awards and Networking Reception in their news center.
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, 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.
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.
PORTRAITS OF STANFORD MEDICINE PODCAST SERIES: DIVERSITY EDITIONS
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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