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  • Hanjay Wang

    Hanjay Wang

    Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Precision surgery: patient-specific bypass grafting and valve repair strategies
    Autonomous robotic surgery
    Photosynthetic therapies to circumvent myocardial ischemia
    Collateral artery formation as protection against myocardial infarction
    Angiogenesis and myocardial regeneration to prevent heart failure
    Tissue engineering to limit ventricular remodeling
    Understanding the biomechanics of injured and failing hearts

  • Shanice Renee Watts

    Shanice Renee Watts

    Masters Student in Physician Assistant Studies, admitted Autumn 2018

    Bio Shanice Watts is a second year PA student at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, she worked as an emergency room medical scribe and certified nursing assistant to attain her patient care experience hours. Shanice graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors. While at UC Berkeley, she was awarded the Senior Undergraduate Research Award for independent research. Prior to transferring to UC Berkeley, she was valedictorian at Napa Valley College and graduated with an A.S. in Natural Science and Mathematics.

  • Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a gastroenterologist who hopes to provide high-quality and exceptional medical care to every patient, every day. I hope to provide care that focuses on their wishes and provides the best outcomes and experience. I have an interest in advanced endoscopy and hope to pursue an additional fellowship in this upon completion of my current fellowship in gastroenteroloy and hepatology. I have a passion for research to help improve our clinical care of our patients.

  • Chad Share Weldy

    Chad Share Weldy

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My long-term goal is to study the complex interaction between human genetic variants, environment, and epigenetic modifiers of transcriptional regulation to inform the discovery of novel treatments for cardiovascular disease.

    My research thus far has focused upon understanding how genetics and environment interact to influence redox biology, transcriptional regulation, and epigenetic modifiers of cardiovascular disease. In my PhD work, I made discoveries on how impaired glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis impacts endothelial nitric oxide and vascular tone, and how there is a gene x environment interaction between the GSH synthesis gene Gclm in mediating pulmonary inflammation and systemic vasomotor responses to inhaled diesel exhaust air pollution. In my postdoctoral fellowship work, I made the discovery that in utero exposure to diesel exhaust air pollution increases adult susceptibility to pressure overload induced heart failure in mice using the transverse aortic constriction (TAC) model of heart failure. We further elucidated that this narrow exposure leads to oxidative stress within the placental vascular bed, which subsequently alters adult body weight, blood pressure, and changes global cardiac transcriptional response to TAC. This is mediated in part by altering cardiac DNA methylation profiles which are persistent until adulthood. This work was important to the field as it changed a paradigm by which we understand the effects of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. In addition, during my residency training I have investigated how changes in microRNA expression in circulating cells can reflect dynamic changes in RV function in adult patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, furthering my understanding of non-coding RNA and transcriptional regulation.

  • Lee White, Ph.D.

    Lee White, Ph.D.

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a fourth year clinical medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here you will find out about my interests including a list of my publications and projects. I completed my doctoral research on training and evaluation of robotic surgical techniques with the Biorobotics Lab at the University of Washington in Spring 2013. I am a co-founder of C-SATS, Inc., a surgical performance assessment company that uses expert reviews and the wisdom of the crowd to train surgeons and medical practitioners.

  • Douglas Wood

    Douglas Wood

    Software Dvlpr 3, Research Informatics Center (RIC)

    Current Role at Stanford Working within the School of Medicine, I am developing solutions for the Stanford Bone Marrow Transplant, Lymphoma, and Cancer Institute Research Databases

    My Stanford Projects:

    - Stanford Cancer Center Research Database (SCIRDB)
    Developed a web-based platform to integrate data from the Stanford Cancer Institute (EPIC/Clarity), Stanford Tumor Registry, STRIDE (Tissue Bank & Pre-EPIC Data), and several other systems into a "one-stop shop" for data analysis and annotation by cancer researchers. This cohort-driven system allows users to focus on their patients of interest and provides free-text search of all their notes, reports and narratives as well as a timeline-based view of all events for a patient. Easy exports allow for data analysis in biostatistical tools and the system can perform complex analysis using the open-source R statistical software as a service.

    - Lymphoma Program Project (LPP)
    Rearchitected an existing legacy database system that tracks Stanford's Non-Hodgkins and Hodgkins Lymphoma cases back to the late 1960's. Enables clinicians to track diagnosis, courses of treatment, long-term follow-up, and clinical responses to the diseases.

    - Bone Marrow Transplant Program
    Developed replacement web-enabled database based on legacy system in place since 1980s that enhanced data capture abilities by leveraging data feeds from BMT Clinic and Stanford Hospital. Also enabled electronic form submission to national transplant databank via XML-based web-services.

    - Transplant Arteriosclerosis, Viral and Host Mechanisms
    Developed web-based application and reporting systems Gathered requirements, translated requirements into technical specifications, built reporting tools, designed table schemas, migrated database tables from Access to Oracle, normalizing and validating data in the process. Wrote all SQL scripts for automating data migration.

    - Stanford Asian Pacific Program in Hypertension and Insulin Resistance (SAPPHIRe)
    Provided on-going maintenance for the project by uploading data, generating reports for statistical analysis and modifying table schema to incorporate new measurements such as creatinine.

    - GenePad Project
    Developed a web-based tool for quality assurance of scanned form data that allows users to view scanned input and validate it before storing it into final database tables. The tool dynamically configures itself by examining the structure of the database.

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