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  • Richard Lafayette

    Richard Lafayette

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are continuing to grow a glomerulonephritis cohort study, including immunologic characterization. We have completed interventional studies of preeclampsia exploring the nitric oxide, endothelin system and effects on glomerular function and morphometry. We continue to recruit patients for treatment and observational studies of glomerular disease, including FSGS, membranous and particularly IgA nephropathy. We also are actively studying renal disease in systemic amyloidosis.

  • Teresa┬áLaFromboise

    Teresa LaFromboise

    Professor of Education

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Bicultural competence and resilience in ethnic minority adolescent development. Particularly, the influence of enculturation and acculturation experiences on adolescent development. Cultural considerations in individual, school and community-based psychological interventions with adolescents and emerging adults.

  • Sheila Lahijani

    Sheila Lahijani

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio After graduating from Brown Medical School, Dr. Lahijani completed the Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She then served as a physician in the areas of primary care and triple diagnosis (addiction, HIV, mental health).

    Thereafter, Dr. Lahijani completed the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University where she worked at the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. During her fellowship, she also served as a psycho-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lahijani is trained in and administers different psychotherapeutic modalities, including Meaning Centered Psychotherapy and Dignity Therapy.

    Dr. Lahijani joined the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine in 2015 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Since her initial appointment, Dr. Lahijani has served as the lead psychiatric oncologist at the Stanford Cancer Center where she has provided psychiatric consultation services to patients with cancer and collaborated closely with her hematology and oncology colleagues to deliver comprehensive cancer care.

    In 2019, she was appointed as the Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center Psychosocial Oncology Program where she works in Stanford Cancer Center leadership and oversees the development and operationalization of psychiatric consultation for patients with cancer. Dr. Lahijani also attends on the inpatient Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service at Stanford Hospital and Clinics to provide care for all patients with complex medical and psychiatric diagnoses and to teach psychiatry, internal medicine, and neurology trainees.

    As Faculty of the Advancing Communication Excellence at Stanford, Dr. Lahijani leads foundational workshops for faculty and staff to advance communication skills with patients, families, and their colleagues. She is committed to developing and contributing to efforts that focus on relationship centered skills and provider wellness.

    Her clinical and scholarly interests include the interface of Medicine and Psychiatry, Psycho-Oncology, psychopharmacology, collaborative care models, psychotherapy for the medically ill, interdisciplinary medical education, teaching, and academic writing.

  • Tze Leung Lai

    Tze Leung Lai

    Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research interests include clinical trial design, cancer biostatistics, survival analysis, adaptation and sequential experimentation, change-point detection and segmentation, stochastic optimization, time series and inference on stochastic processes, hidden Markov models and genomic applications.

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