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  • Stephanie Van de Ven

    Stephanie Van de Ven

    Deputy Director, Canary Center at Stanford, Rad/Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection

    Bio As Deputy Director of the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection I broadly oversee its operations and research programs. The Canary Center is focused on developing in vitro and in vivo tools for early cancer detection and its research spans the areas of biomarker discovery, development of molecular imaging agents, development of new diagnostic and imaging devices, and mathematical modeling. In my position I facilitate the clinical translation of cancer diagnostic tools and I enable innovative interdisciplinary research. My research expertise includes leading phase I-II clinical trials to evaluate a newly developed optical breast imaging system in combination with a novel imaging agent. I gained valuable experience in clinical translation of medical devices and in testing new imaging agents for the first time in patients. My training as a Radiology resident was instrumental in my decision to focus on cancer early detection research, because it clearly confronted me with the problem that most cancer patients are being diagnosed too late. I expanded my knowledge on biomarker research by developing proteomics assays during my postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, in conjunction with my continued work in optical and photoacoustic molecular imaging. In my current role, I work with the faculty of the Canary Center and the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, and am committed to advancing cancer research by applying my medical training, clinical knowledge, and research expertise to managing collaborative programs and contribute to the success of the Center and its faculty.

  • Shreyas Vasanawala, MD/PhD

    Shreyas Vasanawala, MD/PhD

    Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our group is focused on developing new fast and quantitative MRI techniques.

  • Manuela Vasquez

    Manuela Vasquez

    Administrative Associate, Radiology

    Bio As an Administrative Associate, I am dedicated to keeping scientists organized, prioritized and less stressed. I practice a streamlined and intuitive approach to assistance.

    I am open-arms to opportunities that will broaden my horizon. A team player, willing to lead or follow, eager to learn and is self-motivated. Committed to excellence in service.

    My philosophy centers around what role I can play in helping others find solutions. Enthusiastic and personable, my passion is to contribute, support, and make a difference.

  • Audrey Rose Verde

    Audrey Rose Verde

    Resident in Radiology

    Bio Audrey is a second year radiology resident who received her MD-PhD from UNC Chapel Hill. For her Neurobiology PhD Audrey helped to develop 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. She hopes to continue neuroimaging research during a fellowship in Neuroradiology. Outside of radiology, Audrey is also passionate about quality improvement, mentorship, advocacy, and leadership. She is a part of the Radiology Diversity Committee, GME Diversity Committee, and GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council. Audrey is also an active mentor through the First Generation Mentorship Program, the Women in Medicine Mentorship Program, is the GME Diversity Mentorship Chair, and founder of the mentoring program Navigating Medicine. She also is excited to mentor through the new group, the Stanford Women Association of Physician Scientists (SWAPS) to help MD-PhDs in training.

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