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
3
Tue
2022
Seed Grant Updates Part II
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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

 

May
17
Tue
2022
Seed Grant Updates Part III
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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.

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.