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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.
This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required:
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.
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.
- Spotlight Award: 100 Citizens
- Promising Public Health Partnership: Cardiology Awareness and Resources for Everyone
- Model Community-Engaged Research Initiative: Evaluating the Lived Experiences of Male Day Laborers in Oakland, California
- Promising Educational Program: Exploring Science and Writing for Sheltered Youth
- Emerging Research in Health and Wellness: What is Narrative Medicine and How does it Benefit Patients, Providers and Communities?
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 StudentMentor.org, 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).
DACA IN SCIENCE
Official Opening of the New Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment
The Lack of Diversity in Medicine is a National Emergency: The Way Forward
On August 12, 2019
Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dean of Admissions and Professor of Medicine - Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Program Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Wexner Medical Center.
“When barriers like unconscious race, gender and sexuality biases are removed, more students can bring their diverse backgrounds to health care, ultimately improving care for our diverse patient populations.”
Dr. Capers, IV is an interventional cardiologist and Associate Dean for admissions at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has brought about a 44% increase in total applications; an increase in women matriculates such that women have outnumbered men; underrepresented minority students going from 13% to 26% and an increase in average MCAT score to the 94th percentile. Flier
Primary Care, Public Health and Health Disparities Lecturer Announced - Dr. Cynthia DeTata
On Thursday, May 10, 2018 our spring Primary Care, Public Health and Health Disparities lecturer, Dr. Cynthia DeTata, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship. Free and open to the public.
1ST Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum
March 1, 2018
The Stanford Office of Pediatric Education and the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity first Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum was on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Information regarding the event can be found at: “Diversity and Inclusion Forum”
Stanford Community College Summer Program Webinar
February 21, 2017
Looking for an amazing summer opportunity? Learn about the Stanford Summer Community College Premedical Program, how to apply, and what some of our program alumni are doing. Do you plan to apply? Get your questions answered BEFORE you submit your application by joining this help session and informational workshop. Registration required and completed summer program applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017.
Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Conference
Over 500 pre medical students and over 40 exhibitors representing various medical schools from around the country attended the 27th annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Conference (SUMMA) on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Various workshops were offered to pre medical students considering careers in medicine and health care professions. In addition, inspirational presentations are given by Stanford medical students titled "Faces of Our Community".
Current Stanford medical students volunteer shared their personal stories about their pathway to medicine. Our hope is that others can identify with some part of each story and find the inspiration to go forward on their own path.
Register early as the conference sells out every year. Learn more about the SUMMA conference.
“Making Healthier Communities our Civic Responsibility” Civic Engagement Symposium.
The Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education will host the 2nd annual multi-disciplinary Civic Engagement Symposium and Poster Session focused on improving health in our communities on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
May 25, 2017
On Thursday, May 25, 2017, The Child Health and Immigration Summit took place at Stanford University. The conference focused on health issues affecting today's children of immigrants. Please see video link for conference sessions.
Reflections on Diversity at Stanford School of Medicine
January 25, 2017
Dr. Fernando Sanchez Mendoza recently gave a ground rounds presentation on Wednesday January 25. The title of his presentation was “Reflections on Diversity at Stanford School of Medicine”. Dr. Mendoza is a Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Minority Advising and Programs at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Diane T. Chin, J.D.
Diane T. Chin, J.D., was invited to be the Spring Quarter 2021 Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar. An important aspect of Diane’s work is to support SLS students an alumni in achieving their social justice and personal goals through finding meaningful as well as sustainable work in law and activism. She firmly believes that lawyers and activists are important to creating and maintaining equity and fairness in our society and world.
Professor Chin virtually visited the Stanford School of Medicine on Friday, May 21, 2021 and provided a formal presentation titled: “Beyond Racial Justice Performance: Understanding the Role of Reflection, Context, Action, and Systemic Change”. Her presentation can be viewed below.
Professor Chin’s presentation was sponsored by the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME) and the Pfeiffer Visiting Lecture Series.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA
Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA, was invited to be the Fall Quarter 2020 Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar. Dr. Nivet is the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he provides strategic vision and oversight in Development and Alumni Relations; Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs; Government Affairs; Technology Development; Community and Corporate Relations, and Institutional Equity and Access.
Dr. Nivet virtually visited the Stanford School of Medicine on October 9, 2020 and provided a formal presentation titled: “Diversity 3.0: A Required Systems Upgrade for the Next Normal”. His presentation can be viewed below.
Dr. Nivet’s presentation was sponsored by the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME), formerly the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education (COEDME), and the Pfeiffer Visiting Lecture Series. To learn more about Dr. Nivet’s presentation and background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar David A. Acosta, MD
Dr. David A Acosta, MD, was invited to be the Spring Quarter 2020 Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar. Dr. Acosta provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit. Dr. Acosta’s presentation was Friday, May 29, 2020.
Dr. Acosta virtually visited the Stanford School of Medicine on May 29, 2020 and provided a formal presentation titled: “Emerging as an Equity-Minded Academic Medical Institution: The Third Dimension to Achieve Excellence”. His presentation can be viewed below.
Dr. Acosta’s presentation was sponsored by the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME), formerly the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education (COEDME), and the Pfeiffer Visiting Lecture Series. To learn more about Dr. David Acosta’s presentation and background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Carl Streed
In celebration of LGBTQ history month in Janaury, Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Carl Streed presented on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Carl Streed’s formal presentation was titled: “The State of Transgender Health: Beyond Binary Nonsense”
Dr. Streed’s presentation was open to the public and is sponsored by Stanford LGBTQ chapter and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education.
To learn more about Dr. Carl Streeed’s presentation and background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Monica Peek
February 21, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Monica Peek joined us for a presentation titled “Chasing Health Equity: Is the Dream Achievable?” She gave a formal presentation on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Munzer Auditorium.
Dr. Monica Peek’s presentation was open to the public and was sponsored by Stanford SNMA chapter, the Pfeiffer Foundation, and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education.
To learn more about Dr. Monica Peek’s background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Jessica Halem, MBA
JANUARY 16, 2019
In celebration of LGBTQ history month Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Jessica Halem presented on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the Stanford School of Medicine. Jessica Halem gave a formal presentation titled was: “Transforming Medicine: One Difficult Moment at a Time”
Jessica Halem’s presentation was open to the public and was sponsored by Stanford SNMA chapter, the Pfeiffer Foundation, and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education.
To learn more about Jessica Halem’s background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Professor Dayna Matthew
February 22, 2018
In celebration of Black History Month, Professor Dayna Matthew joined us for a presentation titled “Just Medicine: It Will Take More than Just Medicine.” She gave a formal presentation on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in LK120.
Professor Dayna Matthew's presentation was open to the public and was sponsored by Stanford SNMA chapter, the Pfeiffer Foundation, and the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education.
To learn more about Professor Dayna Matthew's background please see attached flier.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Raul Garcia Rinaldi
October 26, 2017
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, an informative presentation by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Raul Garcia Rinaldi, MD, Ph.D., FACS, FACC presented on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 5:30 pm in LKSC-LK130. Dr. Garcia Rinaldi presented on “The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare in Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria”. Dr. Garcia Rinaldi is a professor of surgery at the Ponce Health Science University and San Juan Bautista Medical School. He is also the director of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mayaguez Medical Center in Puerto Rico. HIs presentation was on the state of health care in Puerto Rico by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Garcia Rinaldi.
To learn more about Dr. Raul Garcia Rinaldi’s background please see attached flier. Questions related to the Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture series may be directed to Victoria Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Mark Schuster
October 11, 2017
In celebration of LGBTQ history month Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Mark Schuster, MD, PhD presented on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Schuster serves as the founding Dean of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California, as of October 1, 2017. He is also the coauthor of the book, Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask). The title of Dr. Schuster’s presentation was: ” The Doctors is Out: Perspectives on Being LGBTQ in Medicine”.
To learn more about Dr. Schuster’s presentation please see Daily article. Questions related to the Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecture series may be directed to Victoria Moreno at email@example.com. This presentation was open to the public.
Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Dora Calott-Wang
May 4, 2017
Please join us for an informative presentation by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Dora Calott-Wang, MD, MA on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm in MSOB x303. Dr. Calott-Wang is a psychiatrist and author of “The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Healing in a Changing World” (Riverhead/Penguin, 2010), a memoir of working as a physician as the medical profession transforms into the health care industry. She is Historian of the School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, and a telepsychiatrist for Butte County, California.
The title of Dr. Calott-Wang’s presentation is: #Hippocrates: Only Physicians Can Reboot Healthcare, America, and the Economy. For additional information regarding this presentation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.