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Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My initial research activities involved antiretroviral and novel therapeutic treatments of HIV infection, understanding elements of HIV pathogenesis associated with acute HIV infection and post exposure prevention. My most recent scholarly activities concentrate on working as a team to capitalize on the data stored in electronic medical records, HIV disease modeling and using electronic medical records for outcome research and developing a mentorship program for early career scientists.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research program has several active projects:
1.) Pulmonary Vascular Disease Simvastatin reversed experimental pulmonary hypertension, and is safe for treatment of patients. Blinded clinical trials of efficacy are in progress.
2.) Lung inflammation and regeneration (stem cells)
3.) Lung surfactant rheology and oxidative stress
4.) Gene regulation by RNA binding proteins, NF45 and NF90 through transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms
Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Completed a Masters degree in Health Services Research in 2012. Research focused on using network models to develop a clinical research agenda for neglected tropical diseases.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests At Stanford University School of Medicine, one of our major goals is to translate research insights into practical advances that enhance and prolong life. We foster a two-way transfer of knowledge between research laboratories and patient-care settings. Our faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students engage in interdisciplinary efforts to turn this knowledge into therapies that treat or prevent disease.
Ann Press, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Improving post-surgical care outcomes; improving physician handoffs; quality improvement; medical ethics & humanities; medical student & resident teaching.
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Treatment and evaluation of HIV infectionin the United States and Europe through the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). International HIV pathogenesis work includes studies in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and India where we are particularly interested in the pandemic of subtype C HIV-1, TB and other co-infections. The lab currently is focused on drug resistance, envelope tropism and the pathogenesis of HIV.