Dr. Terrance Mayes and Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee Discuss Leadership Roles for NCCN Forum on Equity

Terrance Mayes, EdD, and Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD, FACS, discuss their new roles as chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) new Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Directors Forum.

Toward Equal Footing: A Conversation with Health Equity Expert Alyce Adams

Health policy expert Alyce Adams was interviewed by Stanford Medicine Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Associate Dean Priya Singh.


Stanford Health Care Recognizes Clinicians For Their Work in Diversity, Research and Care

Al’ai Alvarez, MD, receives the inaugural John Levin Excellence in Leadership Award; two others are honored by Stanford Health Care Board of Directors for their roles advancing research and care.

'We're a Part of This Movement, Too.' Transgender and Nonbinary People Say They Feel Excluded From the Abortion Fight

Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver is featured on CNN discussing her role as one of the authors of a 2021 study about transgender and nonbinary people’s rights to their bodily autonomy.

'What You Do Is Listen First'

Dr. Joyce Sackey on stepping into Stanford Medicine's inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer role.

Diversifying California’s Doctors

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.

Doctors with Disabilities Push for Change as Long COVID Affects Their Workforce

SMADIE founder and co-chair, Dr. Pete Poullos, is featured in a new article from TIME Magazine about the importance of increasing disability inclusion in healthcare to improve care not only for disabled patients but also for everyone. 

A Cardiologist Says Embracing Diversity Will Catalyze Medical Research

Diversity in medicine boosts innovation and has even improved physicians’ ability to prevent transplant rejection. Dr. Hannah Valantine is featured. 

Assessing Bias in Patient Safety Reporting Systems

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. 

Stanford Researchers Testing Ways to Improve Clinical Trial Diversity

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. 

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.


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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