Mar
21
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Aaron Dawes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, General Surgery, Stanford

Part 2
Talk Title: “The Effect of Managed Care on Access and Quality for Medicaid Patients with Colon Cancer”

Bio:

Dr. Dawes is a board-certified, fellowship-trained colon and rectal surgeon. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dawes treats a wide variety of conditions involving the colon, rectum, and anus, always leveraging the latest evidence and technologies. He is fully trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques–including laparoscopic, robotic, and trans-anal minimally invasive surgery–and strives to employ them, whenever possible, in an effort to reduce pain and shorten recovery.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

Mar
28
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery | Section of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery
Director of Global Engagement | Department of Surgery

Talk Title: “CLEAN-CS: A cluster-randomized stepped wedge interventional trial evaluating an adaptive, multimodal intervention to reduce postoperative infections following cesarean delivery in Ethiopia”

Bio:
Dr. Thomas Weiser is a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. He treats and cares for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies as well as manages critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

His research is focused on evaluating the role surgical care plays in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, in particular low and middle income countries. He is interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research as well as the science of implementation, how improvements can be made, and how to strengthen compliance with best practices and change behaviors for the better. He also has an interest in domestic policy as it relates to trauma outcomes, trauma systems, insurance coverage and costs of care, and firearm violence.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

Apr
11
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Griffin Olsen, MD, Stanford-Intermountain Fellow, Population Health, Delivery Science, and Primary Care Masters Student in Health Policy

Talk Title: “How do surgeons understand their performance?”

Bio:

Dr. Olsen works at the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute and is a master’s student in health policy at Stanford University. His work focuses on evidence-based practice implementation across the Intermountain system with the aim of “helping people live the healthiest lives possible.” Dr. Olsen is helping Intermountain establish a performance tracking system for its high-value surgeon network to ensure quality and affordability for patients.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a hybrid Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

Apr
18
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Dr. Drudi, Assistant Professor, Vascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Talk Title: “Community Engagement for Improving Limb Salvage Care in Quebec: A Mixed-Methods Study.”

Bio:

Dr. Drudi is an Assistant Professor in Vascular Surgery at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and Surgeon-Scientist at the Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM). She completed her residency training in Vascular Surgery and MSc in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, fellowship in complex endovascular surgery for limb salvage, and currently pursuing a Diploma of Implementation Science at UCSF. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and health services research as it pertains to frailty and marginalized communities in Quebec, Canada.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

Apr
25
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Charles Liu, MD
Resident, General Surgery, Stanford

Talk title: “Predictive Value of Clinical Complete Response After Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer”

Bio:

I am a general surgery resident at Stanford University. I am interested in colorectal surgery, health policy and health services research, and access to and outcomes of surgical care in underserved populations, both in the US and abroad.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

May
9
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Jigyasa Sharma, Medical Student, UC Berkeley.
Talk Title: “Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM): investigating the factors contributing to the statistics”

Bio: Jigyasa Sharma is a third-year medical student. Originally from Denver, Colorado but have been around the Bay Area since coming to undergrad at UC Berkeley. There, she developed an interest in education that she continued exploring in medical school. One topic she is interested in is investigating different types of mentorship in medicine and how the impacts of these relationships manifest over time.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

May
16
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Hyrum Eddington, S-SPIRE Center Data Manager
Talk title 1: ‘Visualization of Clinical Risk Prediction Models with Shiny: Technical Implementation and Usability Testing
Talk title 2: ‘Trends in US Surgical Procedures during the Initial COVID-19Pandemic Response Compared to the 2020 Fall/Winter Infection Surge

Bio: Hyrum Eddington, B.S. is a Data Manager at the S-SPIRE center. He works with a variety of clinicians including doctors, residents, and trainees in a number of roles including statistician and programmatic developer. He obtained a bachelors in Bioinformatics from Brigham Young University and is a future PhD candidate. Hyrum has contributed to academic research on a number of different clinical subjects including psychosocial cancer patient outcomes, adjudication of EPA’s in surgical education, and EDC design in clinical trial studies.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts an in-person Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

 

Sep
12
Mon
2022
Hybrid Weekly Work In Progress
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Cintia Kimura, Postdoctoral Scholar, General Surgery, Stanford University.

Talk Title: ” Introducing Plant-Based Diets for Patients Recovering From Colorectal Surgery.”

Bio: Dr. Kimura completed her training in colorectal surgery in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She is a postdoc in the Department of Surgery and her research focuses on the effect of different diets on the gut microbiome of patients undergoing colorectal surgery. She studies coaching interventions to help patients prepare and recover from colorectal surgery.

Sep
26
Mon
2022
Hybrid Weekly Work In Progress
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by:  Kazunari Sasaki, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplant, Surgery, Stanford University.

Talk Title: “Looking for a Magic Spice”

Bio: Kazunari Sasaki, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Transplant. He received his medical degree from Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan in 2004. He moved to the US in 2015 and completed abdominal transplant fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, where he was subsequently appointed to the surgical faculty. He specializes in liver transplantation hepatobiliary surgeries.

Contact Ana Mezynski for Zoom in details.

Sep
30
Fri
2022
24th Annual Fogarty Lecture
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mir Imran has accepted the invitation to be the 24th annual Fogarty guest lecturer.  The date of the event is Friday September 30, 2022 at 4pm.  It will be a hybrid event.

Mir Imran, Chairman & CEO of InCube Labs, is a prolific healthcare innovator and entrepreneur, who has been developing and commercializing breakthrough medical innovations for over 40 years.

Mir began his career as a healthcare entrepreneur in the late 1970’s with his pioneering contributions to the first FDA-approved Implantable Defibrillator (ICD). Since then, Mir has founded more than 20 life sciences companies and two tech companies, 15 of which have seen liquidity events (IPO/Acquisition). His most recent exit, Rani Therapeutics Holdings Inc., went public on Nasdaq in July 2021.

Mir’s inventions have saved the lives of millions of patients, and many have become the standards of care. He has developed innovative therapies for a number of chronic diseases, including, anemia, chronic pain, stroke, diabetes, and several cardiovascular conditions. His recent company, Rani Therapeutics, is revolutionizing the management of chronic diseases, by replacing painful injectable therapies with oral biologics.

Mir holds more than 800 issued & pending US patents. In 2016, QMed named Mir as one of the “Top 50 Medical Inventors of All Time”. Mir is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Institute of Medical & Biological Engineers. In 2009, Mir was inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Mir is also the co-founder & managing director of InCube Ventures, LP, a medtech/biotech venture capital fund. In addition, Mir serves on the boards of several life science companies, on the advisory board of the Lemelson Foundation, and is a trustee of the UCSC Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh and actively supports the promotion and teaching of innovation and entrepreneurship at colleges and universities. As a philanthropist, Mir is passionately supporting education in India and US, especially for underprivileged students.