Virtual Group Sessions
The “ISMS” Communicator:
Psychoeducational, Interactive Group
Thursdays, October 15, 22, and 29 from 1:00 – 2:30pm via Zoom
We hear so much today about the importance of conversations about “ISMS” and the challenges of having these conversations. This group will focus on communication skills we can practice to promote Acceptance, Inclusiveness, and Respect through conversations about Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Genderism, and other “ISMS” that we encounter. By participating in this group, you will:
• Increase awareness of personal biases that inhibit openness and connection
• Through skill building and practice, discover new ways to communicate and connect with people in the emotionally vulnerable territory of "isms"
• Develop tools for beginning and maintaining meaningful dialogue around the “isms” in a more compassionate way
Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend.
Participants are expected to engage in all 3 sessions. A brief individual phone interview will take place prior to finalizing group participation.
Facilitators: Mary Foston-English, LMFT, CEAP and Amy Friedman, MBA, LMFT
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Research in COVID-19
Stanford Medicine's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity invites you to join Bonnie Maldonado, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford Medicine, along with a panel of community experts to learn about racial health disparities related to COVID-19 and consider COVID-19 research opportunities.
Cell ‘GPS’ provides real-time look at a single cell’s journey through the body
July 9, 2020. Researchers from Stanford Radiation Oncology have devised a way to use positron emission tomography (PET) to watch the movement of a single cell in real time.
Guillem Pratx, PhD, and postdoctoral scholar Kyungoh Jung, PhD, have devised a way to use a common imaging technology called positron emission tomography, or PET, to watch the movement of a single cell injected into a laboratory mouse in real time. The researchers recently published their results in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Read more here.
A Message from University Leadership on DACA
June 18, 2020. The U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is welcome news. We continue to stand in firm support of our DACA community here at Stanford, and we are delighted that the Court allowed the program to remain in place.
The members of our DACA community are valued members of the Stanford community and are making important contributions to our work of education and research. We have steadfastly believed that investing in the education of DACA students is both the right thing to do as well as an investment in our country's future, as they apply their talents to strengthening our society and economy.
As you may have read, while the Court did not rule on the merits of DACA itself, it blocked the effort to bring an immediate end to the program, saying the Department of Homeland Security provided insufficient justification for doing so.
We continue to believe the best, most lasting way to support DACA recipients in our community and across the nation requires legislative action.
At Stanford, we have consistently urged White House and Congressional leadership to support the concepts embodied in the DREAM Act and to provide a legislative solution addressing the needs of DREAMers and DACA recipients. We also have supported DACA in the courts and undertaken an array of advocacy efforts supporting undocumented members of our community. Those efforts will continue.
We also remain committed to providing support and resources for those in our community who are undocumented. To find DACA resources click here.
March for Racial Justice
Many in the Stanford Healthcare community gathered to march for racial equality on June 4th, 2020 We're proud to be among those on the front lines to advocate for humane treatment for everyone.
To learn more about Black Lives Matter resouces visit here.
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