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Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The role of CNS glial cells in opioid tolerance and neuropathic pain
C. Barr Taylor
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Taylor is developing and evaluating innovative electronic and computer-assisted programs to make treatments, proven effective for treating various lifestyle and psychosocial problems, more cost-effective and available. He is also developing new models of evidence-based psychiatry care for eating, anxiety and depressive disorders.
Postdoctoral Research fellow, General Surgery
Bio Date of birth: July 7th, 1983
Place of birth: Palermo, Italy
July 2016 Specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (University of Bologna). Grade: 110/110 cum laude.
2011-2012 Postgraduate Course in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis for the production of evidence-based guidelines (Cochrane Methodology) at the University of Milan and Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan.
July 2010 Italian Medical Licensure (Medical Board of the District of Bologna, No. 16353).
March 2010 Medical Degree at University of Bologna. Graduation thesis in Nephrology (title: “Rhabdomyolysis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical aspects. Treatment of the renal impairment”). Grade 107/110.
July 2001 High school diploma at Liceo-Ginnasio "Giovanni Meli" (Classical Studies High School) in Palermo. Grade 100/100.
2014-2016 Resident at “IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli” (Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute), Bologna, Health Management Board, Clinical Risk Managment and Infectious disease Risk Management.
Spring 2015 Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR).
Fall 2013 Trainee at the Local Health Authority of Bologna, Department of Public Health.
May 2013 Trainee at “Carlo Poma Hospital” in Mantova, Management Control Board (Dr. Alessandra Bruschi), as part of the Operations Management course, held by Professor Federico Lega, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
Research and scientific activity:
Main research fields:
- Healthcare systems and Outcomes research, focused on quality indicators based on administrative data.
- Clinical Risk Managment, Infectious disease Risk Managment.
- Analysis and production of evidence, based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
- Health Equity and Conflict of interest in Health.
Since 2012, collaboration with the "Managment and Healthcare Lab (MeS)" of the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa, Italy. Research activity on indicators aimed at evaluating oncological care pathways, and management policies on innovative/oncological drugs.
Since 2013, collaboration with Stanford University, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), on AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators. Mentors: Kathryn M McDonald, Tina Hernandez-Boussard (Research project: “Comparing Patient Safety Indicators in Orthopedics between Italy and United States”).
Peer reviewer for PlosOne and Internal and Emergency Medicine.
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Radiology
Bio I am currently a member of Dahl's Ultrasound lab. My research interests are focused on medical ultrasound imaging, particularly on intravascular transducer design and using microbubbles as ultrasound contrast agents.
Melinda L. Telli, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on breast cancer treatment and survivorship. My primary research interest is the development of novel strategies for the treatment of early stage triple-negative and BRCA1/2 mutation-associated breast cancer. Other areas of interest include prevention of cardiac damage associated with breast cancer treatment and cardiotoxicity of anti-cancer agents.
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology
Bio Joyce Teng, MD, PhD is a dermatologist in Palo Alto, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is one of the 5 pediatric dermatologists practicing at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and one of 72 at Stanford Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Dermatology. She sees patients with rare genetic disorders, birthmarks, vascular anomalies and a variety of inflammatory skin diseases, and is an experienced pediatric dermatological surgeon. Her research interests are drug discovery and novel therapy for skin disorders. She also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin).
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Gynecologic Malignancies
Biologic Response Modifiers
New Drug Development
Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene