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  • Jack Lewis Turban III

    Jack Lewis Turban III

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Jack Turban MD MHS is a researcher, medical journalist, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-editor of the book Pediatric Gender Identity: Gender-affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.

    Dr. Turban's research focuses on the determinants of mental health among transgender and gender diverse youth. He led the team that published the first study to link gender identity conversion therapy (attempts to force transgender people to be cisgender) to suicide attempts and the first study to show that access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of suicidality among transgender and gender diverse people. His research and perspectives pieces have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others. His was awarded Best Clinical Perspectives Piece by The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2017 and 2018. His manuscript on pubertal suppression for transgender youth was awarded best paper in the journal Pediatrics (the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics) in 2020. His research has been cited in major court cases regarding the civil rights of transgender people in the U.S., in state legislative debates around the country, and in the United Nations? independent expert report on conversion therapy.

    Dr. Turban is a frequent opinion contributor, and his writing on gender, sexuality, and policy has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, Scientific American, The Hill, STAT, and Psychology Today, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of Psychiatric Times.

    Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding child and adolescent mental health and topics related to LGBTQ health. He and his work have been quoted over 100 times for outlets including NPR?s All Things Considered, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, ABC?s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, The New York Times, NBC News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vox, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, CBC, and Vanity Fair, among others. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense and major tech companies on issues related to LGBTQ mental health. He currently serves on the scientific advisory board for The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund created by Melinda Gates to support adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors with an award winning thesis entitled, ?Evolving Treatment Paradigms for Transgender Youth.? He completed his adult psychiatry training at MGH/McLean (Harvard Medical School).

    He has several active research projects through The Fenway Institute, The McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a member of the media committee of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the council on communications for The American Psychiatric Association.

  • Audrey Rose Verde

    Audrey Rose Verde

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Audrey Verde, MD, PhD (she/her/hers) is a PGY4 radiology resident. She received her undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Psychology. She then obtained her MD-PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in Neurobiology. For her Neurobiology PhD Dr. Verde was housed in a computer science laboratory, and assisted in developing a pipeline of tools to analyze diffusion weighted images, which she then used to perform DTI and quantitative tractography to investigate the episodic memory circuitry in cigarette smokers and nonsmokers. Dr. Verde continued at UNC Chapel Hill for an Internal Medicine intern year before joining the Stanford Radiology department for residency. During residency Dr. Verde has been involved in many projects spanning mentorship, diversity, advocacy, and informatics both within the Radiology Department, and within the Graduate Medical Education office. Dr. Verde was one of the founding members of the Radiology Diversity Trainee Committee, as well as the GME Diversity Committee. Within the GME Diversity Committee Dr. Verde is the Mentorship Chair, and through that position founded, and leads the Navigating Medicine Mentorship Program that aims to provide medical students with near peer resident mentors across all specialties, with a specific focus to uplift those who are underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Verde is also a mentor through the GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council, the First Generation Mentorship Program, and Stanford Women Association of Physician Scientists. Additionally, starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Audrey Verde is the Radiology Specialty Career Advisor for the Stanford School of Medicine. Within informatics Dr. Verde has been an integral part of the Radiology IT Operations team assisting in selection, configuration, and testing of Sectra PACS for Stanford, as well as leading IT initiatives for the department. Dr. Verde will continue at Stanford for Neuroradiology Fellowship 2020-2022.

  • Ophir Vermesh

    Ophir Vermesh

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My interests lie at the interface of medicine and technology, engineering new wearable and implantable technologies for earlier cancer detection and continuous monitoring. I am particularly interested in moving promising diagnostic technologies past the proof-of-concept phase and into the clinic.

  • Monica F Vidal

    Monica F Vidal

    Grant Development Officer, Research Development Office

    Current Role at Stanford Grant Development Officer

  • 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.

  • Wenhui Zhou

    Wenhui Zhou

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Wenhui was born in Southeast China and then immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area as a teenager. He attended the University of California, Davis under a Regent Scholarship, and graduated with highest honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Wenhui subsequently pursued training in medicine and translational research in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Tufts University. In the Laboratory of Dr. Charlotte Kuperwasser, Wenhui studied the regulation and function of transcription factors in triple-negative breast cancer with the goal of improving cancer diagnosis and therapeutics. Additionally, he pursued clinical research examining image-guided ablative therapy as a front-line treatment option for renal cancer under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Arellano at Massachusetts General Hospital. Outside of his clinical and academic interests, Wenhui enjoys food, taking walks, listening to NPR, and spending time with family and friends.

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