As Senior Associate Director of Global and Communication, Christine oversees Biodesign global fellowship programs and is the primary point of contact for all global relationships. She is also responsible for efforts that support Stanford students, fellows and faculty working on device projects based on global needs.
Ms. Kurihara oversees IT and web projects and is responsible for communication and marketing for Biodesign. She manages several websites for Biodesign including biodesign.stanford.edu; ebiodesign.org, a companion website for the textbook; bme-idea.org, for the BME Academic community and indiabiodesign.org, a social networking site for persons interested in the development of the medical device industry in India.
Ms.Kurihara joined Biodesign after an eleven-year career with Stanford in the area of media services. In her previous role she spearheaded media development efforts for an on-campus service unit, where her team produced websites, online courseware, video and broadcast products. Prior to Media Solutions, she was the first coordinator of the Stanford University website. In 1997, Ms. Kurihara was co-chair of the Sixth International World Wide Web Conference. Prior to Stanford, she worked for The Aerospace Corporation for twelve years managing Computer-Aided Engineering development.
Current Role at Stanford
Senior Associate Director, Global and Communication, Biodesign
Honors & Awards
Employee of the Month, Clark Center (2005)
Woman of the Year, Aerospace Corporation (1985)
Education & Certifications
A.B., UCLA, Mathematics (1974)
Service, Volunteer and Community Work
Deacon, Peninsula Bible Church (1/1/2004)
Serve as a deacon in my church, doing service for the community.
Palo Alto, CA