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Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research program seeks to identify the cellular and molecular programs regulating vascular and lung development, through the use of cultured cells and tissues and mouse and rat models. We then determine how these programs are perturbed by genetic abnormalities or injurious processes associated with disease, focusing on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal complication in children with heart defects, and a condition of unknown etiology primarily in young women.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr Rabkin is examining the mechanism of the acquired resistance to hormones that develops in kidney failure.In particular he is studying the impact of kidney failure on the action of growth hormone and the role of impaired signal transduction as a cause of growth hormone resistance. He is also engaged in the study of growth factors in diabetic kidney disease.
The Colleen and Robert Haas Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Raffin is a clinician, teacher and investigator. He retired as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2004. His key areas of academic interest include the biology and management of acute lung injury; basic biology of human lung and white cells; and, key issues in biomedical ethics including withholding and withdrawing life support, health care delivery, genomics, genetic screening, and neuroethics.
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology
Bio Zakia Rahman, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Chief at the Livermore Division of the PAVAHCS and Director of the Resident Laser and Aesthetic Clinic. Her clinical interests include geriatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, lasers, ethnic skin, fillers and neurotoxins for medical and aesthetic indications. Her research interests include lasers for medical and aesthetic indications and ethnic skin. Dr. Rahman also serves on the Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate and the Stanford Committee for Professional Satisfaction and Support.
Douglas Rait, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Rait's research interests include family-systems training in medical education, work-couple-family balance, couples and family therapy outcome, influence of technology on family relationships, family context of health and illness, health technology innovation, multidisciplinary team performance, and digital applications in the behavioral sciences. He is currently studying training outcomes in the Biodesign innovation process.
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Bio Professor Rajogopal works on renewable energy, the smart grid, algorithms for load forecasting, dynamic response, and energy policy.