Sep
20
Tue
2022
Wellness Lecture: Sunil K. Geevarghese
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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
27
Tue
2022
Education Lecture: Eric Holmboe
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Oct
3
Mon
2022
Monthly Work In Progress Session
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Gifty Kwakye, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Clerkship Director of Surgery, University of Michigan.
Talk Title: “Colorectal Screening Amongst Vulnerable Populations.”

Bio: Dr Gifty Kwakye, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Surgery in the Division of Colorectal Surgery. She graduated from Yale University with a BSc degree in both Biology and Psychology. She received her medical degree from Yale University in 2010 and holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She completed her general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2017 and colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2018. Dr Kwakye joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018.

As a resident she received multiple awards including the Robert T. Osteen and the Partners Health System Medical Education awards for excellence in teaching. Her passion for global health was also recognized with a Global Health Scholarship award from Johns Hopkins during her public health training.

Oct
10
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress Session
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Alex Zhuang, Medical Student, Boston University
Talk Title: “Qualitative Assessment of Receptiveness, Facilitators, and Barriers to Clean Cut Implementation in Rwanda”

Bio: Alex Zhuang is currently a fourth-year medical student at Boston University pursuing a career in surgical oncology and is currently taking a research year as a Fogarty Fellow to work with Lifebox and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. He will be conducting a baseline context assessment of hospital readiness to implement a surgical site infection prevention quality improvement program. He is passionate about working at the intersection between public health and surgery in both research and advocacy in global and domestic contexts.

Oct
17
Mon
2022
Cancelled Weekly Work In Progress Session
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Session cancelled due to the 2022 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

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

Oct
24
Mon
2022
Weekly Work In Progress Session
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Nathaniel Breg, BD-STEP postdoctoral fellow at the VA Palo Alto
Talk Title: “Medical Technologies with Comparative Advantages on Different Dimensions of Health: Evidence from Hysterectomy”

Bio: Nathaniel Breg is a BD-STEP postdoctoral fellow at the VA Palo Alto, with a joint appointment with the Department of Health Policy at Stanford. His research focuses on health care provider decision-making. He completed his Ph.D. is in public policy and management with a concentration in applied economics at Carnegie Mellon University in 2022. He previously worked on projects for CMS as an analyst at RTI International.

Oct
25
Tue
2022
Armanini Lecture: Jennifer Tseng
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Oct
31
Mon
2022
Canceled Weekly Work In Progress Session
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Weekly WIP has been canceled and will resume with the Monthly WIP on Nov 7. See you then.

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