Equity, AI Inclusion in Health Care with AI Technology 

Read more about our HIAI Symposium: Human Intelligence in Medicine, which took place on April 17, 2018.

Read more about AI in Medicine: Inclusion and Equity (AiMIE) 2018 

Stanford Presence 5

With initial funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and under the co-leadership of Donna Zulman MD and Abraham Verghese, MD, our goal is to develop the Stanford Presence 5.

Presence – CASBS Fellowship

A fellowship with the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) will support one fellow who will be engaged in nudging forward the strategic focus of Presence.

Applicants who can articulate how their fellowship will contribute to the Presence mission and strategic direction.

Presence – Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign Partnership 

Adding Presence curriculum, criteria and mentorship to the decades plus highly successful Center whose goal is to "create an ecosystem of training and support for Stanford University students, fellows, and faculty with the talent and ambition to become health technology innovators. Our goal was (and continues to be) looking beyond research and discovery to provide the knowledge, skills, mentoring, and networking required to deliver meaningful and valuable innovations to patients everywhere." Adding a focus around the human impact, inclusion and equity."

Presence Restorative Justice (RJ) Lab Partnership with the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (ELSPAP)-Tipping Point Community Wellness Program

The Presence Restorative Justice (RJ) Lab Partnership with the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (ELSPAP) Tipping Point Community Wellness Program focuses on the human experience of care, bringing restorative justice practices, conflict and decision coaching skills to the team, further strengthening their impact. Namely, RJ practices are incorporated into Wellness Program services, providing CBOs (Community Based Organizations) with a framework and skillset for building community, cohesion, and equity while addressing experiences of distress and conflict. 


New Courses in Design Thinking for Presence impact

This course partners with IDEO to bring design thinking to address the challenges of diagnostic error in medicine. 

Evidence Based Psycho-Social Factors in Health with Stanford's Mind Body Lab

Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow - applications open

Innovative Health Care Leaders Program - Presence - GSB Partnership

Innovation. Leadership. Resilience. Today’s successful health care leaders must demonstrate all three. In this extraordinary one-week program, you’ll learn how design thinking and personal leadership skills can help you develop innovative solutions to the specific challenges facing health care leaders — from improving patient care and prioritizing physician wellness to developing negotiation skills and anticipating health care reform.

Stanford Medicine 25

Save the Date: 5th Annual Stanford 25 Beside Teaching Symposium November 1 & 2, 2019

Dr. Verghese and team originally created Stanford Medicine 25 to teach thorough physical examination skills to our trainees. Over the years, this desire to teach Presence at the bedside has evolved into a global movement which includes Stanford based training, our annual Symposium, training videos with global reach, and more. The 2015 IOM Report showcased the impact of S25 and a 2015 paper reconfirmed the need for Presence in order to reduce medical errors.

Society of Bedside Medicine

Cybergrant Winter 2015

The mission of the Stanford Cyber Initiative is to produce research and frame debates on the future of cyber-social systems.

MD Wellness

Funding pilots and partnering with colleagues in WellMD Research Team.


FRAMILY (Friends and Family) Role and Empowerment

The caregivers in a patients world include their friends and family. This "framily" is currently an untapped gold mine for the medical system to proactively and productively engage for better patient outcomes. Presence is incubating research to better understand what works and how best to leverage it.

In partnership with Stanford HealthCare, Presence and the Trivedi Lab, seek to empower and engage the unpaid family and friends who are an integral partner for patients and their healing. Presence advises the Caregiver Initiative, under the Patient Experience team of Stanford Healthcare. Our efforts including exploring education, community engagement, peer-mentoring, expert guidance, resource brokering to assist Framily as caregivers.