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Clinical Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Current Research and Scholarly Interests --Community outreach to underserved populations to address health care disparities, chronic illness prevention, and health promotion.
--Chronic illness care: implementing optimal care for these patients and training the next generation of physicians in these best practices.
--Enhancing physician and staff satisfaction in caring for patients
Martha Morrell, MD
Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Bio Dr. Morrell is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stanford University since July 2004. Before joining NeuroPace, she was the Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Previously she was on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine where she served as Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, she completed residency training in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as fellowship training in EEG and epilepsy.
Dr. Morrell has been actively involved in helping to bring new medical and device therapies to patients with epilepsy. Since 2004, she has been Chief Medical Officer at NeuroPace, a company that developed a responsive neurostimulator for treatment of medically uncontrolled partial seizures. She has authored or coauthored more than 150 publications.
Service to professional societies includes member of the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society, member and Chair of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation, member of the Council of the American Neurological Association and Chair of the Epilepsy Section of the American Academy of Neurology. She is an elected Ambassador for Epilepsy of the International League Against Epilepsy and received the American Epilepsy Society?s 2007 Service Award for outstanding leadership and service. She is the current President of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics.
Arden M. Morris
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH is a Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, and Director of the S-SPIRE Center. Dr. Morris? research interests include socio-demographic disparities in cancer outcomes, patient-physician relationships and patient-centered outcomes, and health-related policy and quality of care. She is completing an American Cancer Society-funded mixed methods study of patient and provider influences on the quality of colorectal cancer care. She was recently a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation studying the quality of care in safety net hospitals and is a member of the NQF Consensus Standards and Approval Committee.
Professor (Research) of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Discovery, preclinical and clinical development of novel immunosuppressive molecules for use in cell and organ transplantation and autoimmune disease: a. Direct inhibitors of calcineurin based on rational drug design derived from computational chemistry of cocrystallization of drug-enzyme complexes; b. Competitive inhibitors of purine biosynthesis;
Assistant Professor of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research interests are to elucidate the contribution of chromatin to mechanisms that promote genomic integrity.