Apr
26
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress Session
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by:
Shipra Arya, MD
Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery

Title: “Home-Time and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Mixed Methods Study of Veterans after Surgery”

Bio:

Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. She has been funded by American Heart Association (AHA), NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant, VA Palo Alto Center for Innovation and Implementation (Ci2i) and is currently funded by VA HSR&D. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care.

 

For dial-in instructions, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu.

May
17
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress Session
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by:
Aviva Mattingly

Title: “Surgery and COVID-19: What can the pandemic response teach us about essential surgical operations in the United States and the impact of government mandates?”

Bio:

Aviva Mattingly is a 4th year medical student and 1st year master’s student in epidemiology and clinical research at Stanford. Prior to medical school, she completed a post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, focused on HIV clinical trials. While at Stanford she has been interested in research related to global health and surgery and hopes to pursue an academic career in a surgical field.

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For dial-in instructions, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu.

May
24
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress Session
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by:
Ana Mezynski, Administrative Associate III
S-SPIRE Center, Dept. of Surgery

Title: “The Move: S-SPIRE Edition”

For dial-in details, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu.

May
31
Mon
2021
Canceled | Weekly Work-In-Progress Session
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Weekly Work In Progress has been canceled due to Memorial Day. We will resume on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Sep
20
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jayme Locke, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine Faculty
Talk Title: “Should Race Be Eliminated from Kidney Function Estimating Equations?”

Bio: Dr. Locke is an abdominal transplant surgeon specializing in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients. Dr. Locke completed an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Duke University and her medical degree at East Carolina University prior to matriculating to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she received training in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation. Dr. Locke completed her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Her research interests include complex statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities. She has authored more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 20 book chapters, and is an NIH R01-funded investigator. In addition, Dr. Locke is a Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, and is an editorial board member for Annals of Surgery. She is also a member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS; Councilor-at-Large), and American Society of Nephrology (ASN), as well as, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Society of University Surgeons (SUS; Councilor-at-Large), the Southern Surgical Association (SSA), Society of Clinical Surgery (SCS), and the American Surgical Association (ASA). Dr. Locke is the recipient of numerous honors including the UAB Dean’s Excellence Award in Research 2016, and was named the 2016 James IV Association of Surgeons Traveling Fellow, Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal, AL.com’s 2015 Women Who Shape the State, B-Metro Top Women in Medicine 2017, American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellow 2018, Association for Clinical & Translational Science (ACTS) Distinguished Investigator Award: Translation into Public Benefit and Policy (2018), and the AST Clinical Science Faculty Award 2020.
Dr. Locke is currently Professor of Surgery and the Arnold G. Diethelm MD Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery.

Please save the date. Refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu.

Sep
27
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker:
Clifford C. Sheckter, MD
Assistant Professor
General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Stanford University

Talk Title: “Private Equity Investment in Ambulatory Surgery Centers—Evaluating Transformation in Cost and Care.”

In-person session. Please refer inquiries to Marzena Sasnal at msasnal@stanford.edu.

Oct
11
Mon
2021
Weekly Work In Progress
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker:
Alec L. Schielke, D.C.
Staff Chiropractor; San Jose
Palo Alto VA Health Care System
Integrated Primary Care

Talk Title: “Is Core Strength Associated with Low Back Pain Severity in Veterans? A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Design”

In-person session. Please refer inquiries to Marzena Sasnal via email at msasnal@stanford.edu