Nov
6
Mon
2023
Monthly Work In Progress Session
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a hybrid-model Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback. These run from September through May each year.

Our monthly WIP sessions (first Monday of every month) features Stanford and guest faculty presentations of well-developed projects. This WIP provides an opportunity to discuss high impact research and create synergy within the Stanford HSR/Surgery communities.

 

Monthly Work In Progress Session
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Marzena Sasnal
Talk Title: “Rapid Cycle Evaluation of Qualitative Data to Implement a Pragmatic Clinical Trial”

Bio: Dr. Marzena Sasnal is a qualitative & mixed method-oriented social scientist and methodologist, experienced in migration, health services, and education research with publication record, grant support, and project management expertise. She holds a BA in international relations and affairs, an MA in sociology, and a PhD in social sciences. Dr. Sasnal currently works as Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) and is thrilled to contribute to research aiming to improve education. Before joining CREDO, she was a senior researcher at The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Center for several years, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to improve the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation. She also served as a qualitative methodologist, providing instruction and consultation on research methods and techniques. Previously, she studied the adaptation processes of highly skilled migrants in Silicon Valley as a part of her doctoral dissertation.

Dec
4
Mon
2023
Monthly Work In Progress Session
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker: Lisa Marie Knowlton, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, General Surgery, Stanford University.
Talk Title: “Understanding Patient-Level Facilitators and Barriers of California Emergency Medicaid Programs”

Bio: Dr. Knowlton is a trauma and critical care surgeon and NIH funded public health researcher whose focus is on improving access to and quality of care for trauma and surgical patients. She obtained her medical degree at McGill University and completed her general surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her desire to understand varied healthcare systems and develop solutions for vulnerable surgical populations led her to obtain an M.P.H. at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and complete a research fellowship at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Most recently, she trained as a Surgical Critical Care fellow at Stanford University Medical Center and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in early 2018.

Dr. Knowlton’s research focuses on improving health equity, addressing barriers in access to care and reducing disparities among vulnerable surgical populations, including underinsured trauma patients. She is also investigating the financial burden that injury imposes upon both patients and hospitals, with the goal of finding economically sustainable strategies for ensuring best outcomes among trauma patients. These include the study of emergency Medicaid programs at the state and national level. Dr. Knowlton’s work has been funded by the American College of Surgeons (the 17th C. James Carrico Faculty Research Fellowship), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the NIH. She has received an R21 by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and most recently an R01 for her work (2023-2028). Dr. Knowlton is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is a member of the AAST Diversity and Inclusion and Healthcare Economics Committees, and also serves on the Association for Academic Surgery’s Publications Committee. She was the inaugural Chair of the Associate Member Council of the AAST and currently serves as the Associate Vice Chair of Research for the Stanford Department of Surgery. She was recently recognized by the AAST by receiving the 2023 Canizaro award for best presentation and manuscript at the annual meeting. Dr. Knowlton was also selected as the 2023-24 U.S. recipient of the James IV Surgical Association Traveling Fellowship.

For inquiries, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu.

Feb
5
Mon
2024
Monthly Work-In-Progress Session
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by: Dan Eisenberg, MD, Professor of Surgery (General Surgery), Stanford University
Talk Title: “Obesity in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury – A work in progress”

Bio: I am a fellowship-trained minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon, who is involved in national surgical and specialty societies. My area of clinical and research interest is in outcomes of metabolic and bariatric surgery in special populations. As a surgeon at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, I am specifically interested in the outcomes of weight loss surgery in obese Veterans, who represent a population with a significant burden of co-morbidity, as well as challenging social, economic, and geographic circumstances. In addition, I am currently studying Veterans with spinal cord injury, with a goal to identify gaps in assessment and management of obesity in this special population.

For inquiries, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Mar
4
Mon
2024
Monthly Work In Progress Session
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Albaraa Basfar, PhD
Talk Title: Underrepresented Minority Students’ Sense of Belonging in Medical School: How Does Mentorship Matter?

Bio: Albaraa Basfar Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the S-SPIRE Center at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Ohio University in 2023. His research interests include program evaluation, research methodology, and education.

Dr. Basfar has a strong quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research background. He has experience in managing programs, conducting research, and analyzing data. He is also proficient in using SAS, R, SPSS, and Python.

Prior to joining the S-SPIRE Center, Dr. Basfar was a Research Analyst at Pensacola State College. In this role, he was responsible for compiling, arranging, and presenting data reports for several communities and college departments. He also created and analyzed surveys, Tableau visual dashboards, and conducted data research related to grants and accreditations.

Dr. Basfar is passionate about using research to improve education and positively impact students’ lives. He is excited to continue his research at S-SPIRE and contribute to the field of Pipeline Programs.

Please contact Ana Mezynski for Venue and Zoom details.

 

Mar
8
Fri
2024
JEDI Staff Council Meeting
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

This is the bi-weekly, JEDI Staff Council Meeting, a sub-committee of the Department of Surgery’s JEDI Council. This council is focused mostly on event planning and staff-related JEDI issues. Please email Ani Gevorkian if you are interested in joining!

Mar
21
Thu
2024
JEDI Council Meeting
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the monthly, Department of Surgery JEDI Council. This council is open to faculty, residents, and staff. Please email Jerri Anna (jerri12@stanford.edu) if you are interested in joining.

Chair: Dr. Jill Helms
Administrator: Jerri Anna Roper

Mar
22
Fri
2024
JEDI Staff Council Meeting
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

This is the bi-weekly, JEDI Staff Council Meeting, a sub-committee of the Department of Surgery’s JEDI Council. This council is focused mostly on event planning and staff-related JEDI issues. Please email Ani Gevorkian if you are interested in joining!

Apr
1
Mon
2024
Canceled | Monthly Work In Progress Session
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a hybrid-model Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback. These run from September through May each year.

Our monthly WIP sessions (first Monday of every month) features Stanford and guest faculty presentations of well-developed projects. This WIP provides an opportunity to discuss high impact research and create synergy within the Stanford HSR/Surgery communities.

 

Apr
5
Fri
2024
JEDI Staff Council Meeting
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

This is the bi-weekly, JEDI Staff Council Meeting, a sub-committee of the Department of Surgery’s JEDI Council. This council is focused mostly on event planning and staff-related JEDI issues. Please email Ani Gevorkian if you are interested in joining!