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?”
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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Ana Mezynski, Administrative Associate III
S-SPIRE Center, Dept. of Surgery
Title: “The Move: S-SPIRE Edition”
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The Weekly Work In Progress has been canceled due to Memorial Day. We will resume on Monday, May 31, 2021.
Presented by Dr. Arden Morris, MD
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Stanford University Medical Center
Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH is professor and vice chair of clinical research in the Department of Surgery, director of the Stanford-Surgery Policy, Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Center, and core faculty in the Stanford Department of Health Research and Policy. Dr. Morris joined Stanford in 2016 from the University of Michigan where she was an associate professor and division chief of colorectal surgery. In her research, she uses mixed methods to focus on improving quality and equity in surgical care. She has deployed her expertise in a number of leadership and advisory roles and policy panels such as National Quality Forum’s Consensus Standards and Approval Committee and the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.
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Amber Trickey, PhD
Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center
Health Services Research Unit
Amber Trickey, PhD, MS, CPH is Senior Biostatistician of the S-SPIRE Center. She supports multidisciplinary teams in research design, implementation, and analysis. In 15 years of health services research, with 8 years focused in surgery, Dr. Trickey has collaborated with diverse investigators, including attending physicians, residents, nurses, psychologists, and engineers. Dr. Trickey obtained degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics, evaluated data quality in trauma care, and led data validation studies using a surgical registry (NSQIP) and administrative claims. Dr. Trickey has contributed to public and private grants on surgical safety, simulation-based training, team communication, error disclosure, and quality metrics.
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.
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Clifford C. Sheckter, MD
General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Talk Title: “Private Equity Investment in Ambulatory Surgery Centers—Evaluating Transformation in Cost and Care.”
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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”
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