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Congratulations to Mark Gutierrez, Director, Office of Diversity in Medical Education, recognized for his commitment to developing a diverse corps of physician leaders!

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Stanford's Medical Students - Jessica Steinberg and Paloma Marin-Nevarez

Stanford’s very own Jecca Steinberg and Paloma Marin-Nevarez have both co-authored an article with a team of physicians that has been published in the American Journal of Surgery. The article maintains that increasing surgical workforce diversity diminishes health disparities.    To learn more about their findings and research please visit The American Journal of Surgery.

Med Students Design Course to Encourage Service Through Surgery

“Two Stanford medical students, Paloma Marin Nevarez and Jecca Steinberg, have created a new course titled “SURG 234: Service Through Surgery”. The course focuses on how surgeon leaders work to diminish health inequities through service. The impact of the course on medical student attitudes regarding the role of surgeons in caring for the underserved will be measured.  The course will be offered for the first time this Winter Quarter for first and second year MD and PA students.”

Primary Care, Public Health and Health Disparities Lecturer Dr. Victor Cueto

Primary Care, Public Health and Health Disparities lecturer Dr. Victor Cueto is committed to addresing health disparities among vulnerable populations, especially those with limited English proficiency. As both an internist and a pediatrician, he is focused on improving the management of conditions such as obesity and diabetes that span the life-course and disproportionately affect minority and immigrant communities. 

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Dr. Jaramillo Awarded PCSA Resident Global Surgery Scholarship

General Surgery Resident Dr. Josh Jaramillo was selected for the 2018 Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA) Resident Global Surgery Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.

"I am extremely grateful for this generous award for residents interested in Global Surgery from the PCSA," said Jaramillo. "The scholarship will help pay for the travel and accommodation expenses for my away surgery rotation in Zimbabwe."

Dr. Miquell Miller wins SSAT/SBAS Resident Research Award


General Surgery Professional Development Resident Dr. Miquell Miller is the winner of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) Resident Research Award.

In addition to funding her research on physician cultural competency and coordination of care for rectal cancer patients, as the recipient of this award, she will attend the SSAT Annual Meeting in Washington, DC during Digestive Disease Week in June. 


Meet NuLeaf: a new mobile application specifically geared towards providing low-income Californians with nutritional guidance and meal planning services. The mobile application was developed by a team of five Stanford students working to increase nutritional health for low-income communities in California.

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Health Equity Champion

Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Mendoza (Principal Investigator of ODME) who was recently awarded the Health Equity Champion by the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity in the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Dr. Mendoza has devoted his entire career to reducing healthcare disparities and increasing diversity in the health workforce, and we salute him! 

Neurosurgery Scholarship and Physicians Medical Forum Scholarship awardee

Congratulations to Marc Carmichael - Delmar C. Sanders, M.D.

Photo courtesy of Physicians Medical Forum and the Sinkler Miller Foundation.

Congratulations to the following “Making Healthier Communities Our Civic Responsibility” Symposium poster session winners.

Congratulations to Keith Glover on winning the Herbert Nickens Award.

The 2013 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship and Medical Student Scholarship recipients were recognized for their outstanding leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care at the AAMC's Annual Meeting on Nov. 4, 2013 at the Future Leaders of Academic Medicine Session. Keith Glover, Stanford University School of Medicine was one of the medical student award recipients.

Latina student founded national, online mentoring program

Stephanie Bravo, a former mentee in the ODME Mentorship Program and a former medical student from the University of California-Irvine, started, an educational non-profit that connects students and mentors all over the country through the internet. Its stunning growth caught the attention of President Obama, who recently invited her to the White House for a talk. 

September 7, 2017 

This month the journal Science published an article regarding DACA or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The article focuses on how protecting unauthorized immigrant mothers improves their children’s mental health. You can review article here (PDF).