Winter 2018 

Upcoming Winter Events

LGBTQ Town Hall and Reception

Please join Dean Minor, senior leaders, and your colleagues at a special gathering to discuss the needs of the Stanford Medicine LGBTQ community and ideas for expanding the group’s presence on campus. At this open forum event –– which is co-hosted by the Office of the Dean, the Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet, and the medical student organization LGBTQ-Meds. The gathering will be open to all students, trainees, faculty, and staff at Stanford Medicine, and people of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome. After the Town Hall, we invite all participants to continue the conversation over light refreshments at an informal reception.

McCormick Distinguished Lecture Series 

On behalf of the McCormick Lectureship Committee, we are delighted to announce that Aviv Regev, PhD, Professor of Biology, and Core Member of the Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the 2018 McCormick Lecture Thursday February 1, 2018 in Berg Hall. Reception to follow.

When and How to Say Yes and No in Your Career and Life

Please join Samantha Sutton, Scientist, Engineer, and Coach of Life Engineering, as she guides us through processes that will enable you to meet your professional and personal commitments while offering tools to become more masterful at your Nos and Yeses. February 5, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm in Clark Center, room S361. This workshop is at capacity. Click here to register for the waitlist.

Women Faculty Networking: Abraham Vergese, MD, MACP

Please join us with special guest Abraham Verghese, Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor of Medicine. February 7, 2018, 12:00-1:30 in the Bing Dining Room of the Hospital. 

Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Conference (SUMMA)

Over 500 pre-medical students and over 40 exhibitors representing various medical schools from around the country will attend the 27th annual SUMMA Conference on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Manuscript Writing and More: A Reviewers Perspective

Instructor Laure Aurelian, PhD, Senior Advisor for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, will discuss strategies to help you develop your own clear way of data presentation. February 13, 2018, 8:30-11:00am in Li Ka Shing Dean's Suite Boardroom LK320.

Knowing and Using Your Strengths

Please join us with instructor Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center and Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network. We offer two 90-minute workshops in which Ms. de Vries will guide you in a process of self-discovery and help you recognize and use your unique talents. February 13, 2018 and February 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 in Li Ka Shing Dean's Suite Boardroom. 

Women Faculty Networking: Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD

Please join us with special guest Gary Steinberg, Chair, Neurosurgery and Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology. March 7, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm in the Bing Dining Room of the Hospital. 

Working with Millennials

Instructor Denise Pope, PhD of Stanford GSB will talk about how Millennials today are coping - or not - with the academic and workplace pressures they face and discuss strategies for creating healthier and more productive school and work environments. March 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 in Li Ka Shing Dean's Suite Boardroom.

Effective Virtual Presentations

Please join Instructor Matt Abrahams of Stanford GSB and Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions as he shares how to present compelling, valuable webinars and conference calls that your audience will follow with rapt attention. March 26, 2018, 12:00-1:30 in Li Ka Shing, room LK120.

News and Announcements

Portraits of Stanford Medicine Podcast Series: Diversity Editions
This special 1:2:1 series will introduce you to the many faces of Stanford Medicine, with a focus on the wide array of diversity in academic medicine. Click here to


Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Department Liaisons
The School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs have appointed representatives to liaise between the Chairs, members of their specific department and OFDD to assist with faculty concerns, ideas and the advancement of excellence at Stanford School of Medicine.


UPCOMING: March 2018 AAMC StandPoint Survey
Please be sure to participate in the 2018 AAMC StandPoint Faculty Satisfaction and Engagement Survey, launching March 2018. The survey, developed and reviewed by experts in survey design, academic medicine, talent management, and organizational development, grew from a series of in-depth focus groups with medical school clinical and basic science faculty members, provides the opportunity to assess specific areas of faculty engagement, as well as the effectiveness of your institution's talent management policies and practices. This independent, research-based survey is used to diagnose areas of faculty engagement and the effectiveness of faculty-related institutional policies and practices. Stanford Medicine has participated in the survey in 2009 and 2014, leading to several new programs and initiatives based on faculty input.


Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet

The Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet is working to enable partnerships across the Medical School Continuum. Diversity activities at SoM are widespread and integrated into medical education curriculum, graduate medical education student activities as well as career development opportunities for faculty. Learn more about the Diversity Cabinet, its members, activities, goals and approach.

CME Course on Unconscious Bias
OFDD has developed this free CME activity which provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace. Case studies will explore everyday examples of unconscious bias and explore bias busting strategies to enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments. Take the course.

Minority Faculty Networking Luncheons
OFDD hosts lunch with a small group of minority faculty monthly to discuss research and clinical interests, faculty development concerns, and career advice across lines and ranks while providing an opportunity for faculty to get to know each other across different departments and specialties within Stanford. If you are interested in attending a luncheon, contact Kathleen Victor (

Implicit Association Test
Test your Unconscious Bias. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was created by researchers to understand biases in a wide variety of contexts; religion, race, culture, etc. More information or take the test now.

One-On-One Grant Mentoring
OFDD's Senior Advisor for Faculty Development, Dr. Laure Aurelian, offers one-on-one grant mentoring for faculty. Please contact Dr. Laure Aurelian ( directly for more information.

Dr. Irving Kessler, who has conducted epidemiology-based studies for many years is also available to assist faculty members in assuring that their proposals meet the standards of epidemiology in patient selection, study conduct, and outcome determination. Please contact Dr. Kessler (isarke01@stanford.edudirectly for more information.