Bio

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • President, Phi Beta Kappa Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Stanford School of Medicine (2000 - 2008)

Honors & Awards


  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2010)
  • Teaching Excellence, Stanford School of Medicine (2009)
  • Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (1990)
  • Henry J Kaiser Award for Excellence in Pre-clinical Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2000)
  • Excellence in Faculty Advising, Human Biology Stanford (2010)
  • Honorary Faculty Membership, Stanford University Cap and Gown Women's Leadership Honor Society (2010)
  • Teaching Leadership, Stanford School of Medicine (2008)
  • Teaching Excellence, Stanford School of Medicine (2007)
  • Teaching Excellence, Stanford School of Medicine (2005)
  • Teaching Excellence, Stanford School of Medicine (2006)
  • Teaching Excellence, Stanford School of Medicine (2003)
  • Director's Award, Human Biology Stanford University (1995)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Stanford Cap and Gown Women's Honor Society (1986)
  • Kallman Award to the Most Outstanding Woman Graduate Student in Biomedicine, Biology Department Stanford University (1977)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley (1971)
  • President of Mortar Board: Women's Leadership Honor Society, UC Berkeley (1970=71)
  • Prytanean: Women's Honor Society, UC Berkeley (1970)

Professional Education


  • BA with distinction and honors, U C Berkeley, Zoology (1971)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1977)
  • Post doc, National Institutes of Health, Developmental Biology (1978)

Community and International Work


  • Thinking Matters Governance Board

    Topic

    Curriculum innovation

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • I HUM Governance Board, Stanford University

    Topic

    Humanities Curriculum

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Member - Diversity Council School of Medicine

    Topic

    URM admission and excellence in education

    Populations Served

    graduate students and medical students

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Board of Governors, Stanford Medical School Alumni Association

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Advisory Board

    Topic

    Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Early Human Developmental Biology:
From Egg to Embryo
Organogenesis: Pattern formation
Sex Determination in Embryogenesis

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Graduate and Fellowship Programs


Publications

Journal Articles


  • An assessment of female university students' attitudes toward screening technologies for ovarian reserve FERTILITY AND STERILITY Bavan, B., Porzig, E., Baker, V. L. 2011; 96 (5): 1195-1199

    Abstract

    To assess female university students' attitudes toward screening technologies for ovarian reserve and their potential influence on career and family planning decisions.Online survey.Not applicable.Respondents from 4 universities in Northern California.None.Proportion with interest in screening technologies for ovarian reserve.Of the 328 respondents, 79% were interested in learning about the current status of their ovarian reserve. Hypothetically, if informed that ovarian reserve was very low, 53% would consider oocyte cryopreservation (even when informed that it is experimental); however, only 29% would consider stopping educational or professional pursuits to focus on conceiving. Participants also demonstrated gaps in knowledge, believing that the decline in ovarian reserve starts later than it actually does, that diet and nutrition can preserve ovarian reserve, and that infertility treatments are highly effective regardless of how severe the depletion of the egg supply is.Women attending universities are interested in assessing their own ovarian reserve. Gaps in knowledge about ovarian reserve exist among these reproductive-aged women.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.08.018

    View details for Web of Science ID 000296572000031

    View details for PubMedID 21924717

  • "Lives of Cells" Human Biology - McGraw Hill E. F. Porzig 2002
  • "Teaching Biology" Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications E. F. Porzig 1994
  • "MSF initiates cell growth in 3T3 Cell Variants Lacking EGF Receptors" Experimental Cell Research E. F. Porzig, F. E. Stockdale 1982; 141: 47-
  • "Galactosyltransferase Activity of Intact Neural Retinal Cells ..." Developmental Biology E. F. Porzig 1978; 67: 114-

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