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David Korn, MD, Professor of Pathology and Professor of Developmental BiologyOn Leave from 10/01/2021 To 09/30/2022
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsChromatin regulation and its roles in human cancer and the development of the nervous system. Engineering new methods for studying and controlling chromatin and epigenetic regulation in living cells.
Jacquelyn Nicole Crane
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
BioDr. Jacquelyn Crane is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Hematology Oncology division at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. She then conducted laboratory-based genetics research for two years in the Pauls lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training at University of California Los Angeles. As a pediatric hematology & oncology fellow, she engaged in computational analysis of osteosarcoma transcriptomic data in the Graeber Lab and completed a medical education fellowship certificate program. Her primary clinical and research interests include sarcomas and other solid tumors, cancer genomics, clinical trials and medical education. She is the associate program director of the pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship.
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism) at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInvestigation of the epidemiology of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at a public hospital. All cases of DKA at SCVMC occurring over the past 5 years have been identified. Of the 480 cases of DKA, about 1/3 are in Type II diabetics, and 2/3 in Type I diabetics. We are exploring the causes of DKA in the two groups.
Meredith Craven, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Craven’s research reflects her background and interests in psychogastroenterology (GI psychology), public health, and positive psychology. She has collaborated on projects across the spectrum of GI disorders, using quantitative and qualitative methods. She is interested in the role of biopsychosocial factors on symptom perception, experience, and related health outcomes and behaviors. In particular, she is passionate about investigating the role of patient strengths that can be fostered clinically, and mind-body practices.
Ana Maria Crawford
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. Crawford is a board certified physician in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She came to Stanford University in 2008 to complete her Critical Care Medicine training and stayed on as faculty. She holds a Masters degree in Global Health Sciences from UCSF. In 2011, she founded the Division of Global Health Equity within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine.
In addition to her clinical focus areas, Dr. Crawford has a passion for equitable medical education to improve healthcare access and outcomes. She has spent over a decade working to bring quality education and training through academic partnerships across the globe, primarily in underserved and variably-resourced areas. Working extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, she has also served as an educator in under-resourced areas within the borders of the United States. She holds an honorary appointment at the University of Rwanda as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Crawford is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Anesthesia and Critical Care Learning Resource Center ("the LRC"), an online education platform offering free and open access resources for healthcare providers. Although focused primarily on Anesthesia and Critical Care training, the LRC was key in the COVID-19 response, providing training and education on oxygen therapy and Critical Care for providers regardless of training background. To date, these programs have reached over 8000 learners from over 145 different countries.
Dr. Crawford believes global includes local, working in her local community to address social barriers to health. She provides ICU clinical services for the Alameda County health system. She has served on the Board of Directors for Eden I&R, a local non-profit working to ensure the social safety net for Alameda County. As the proud recipient of the 2021 Kevin Malott Humanitarian Service Award, Dr. Crawford worked assisting the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation and Pine Ridge Hospital in South Dakota with their COVID-19 response. Dr. Crawford used the LRC in addition to in-person consultation in South Dakota, assisting local teams preparing to care for critically-ill patients.
In addition, she has served as a consultant to non-profit organizations developing education and training programs, including training for anesthesiology, anesthesia machines, mechanical ventilators, critical care medicine, and oxygen supply, safety, and delivery. Additional appointments include the American Society of Anesthesiologists - Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee for which she leads the Rwanda program, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists for which she sits on the education committee, and the California Society of Anesthesiologists for which she chairs the Global Health Committee.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeural prostheses to stimulate and record from the peripheral and central nervous system, thereby directly connecting nervous systems with electronic systems
Neural prostheses for control of bladder, bowel and sexual function after spinal cord injury
Professor (Teaching) of Structural Biology, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am not now actively involved in research, but my past endeavors remain central to my position in guiding medical students in their scholarship pursuits.
The cited publications represent three areas of interest:
(1) medical student research (Jacobs and Cross)
(2) women in medicine (Cross and Steward)
(3) the reproductive physiology of early development (Cross and Brinster)
Only one publication is listed in this area since the research is not current, but others (in e.g. Nature, DevBiol, ExpCellRes) give a broader picture of my pursuit when at the University of Pennsylvania.
Instructor, Chemical and Systems Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInvestigating the role of R-loops in genome instability and cancer.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab focuses on how subjective mindsets (e.g., thoughts, beliefs and expectations) can alter objective reality through behavioral, psychological, and physiological mechanisms. We are interested in understanding how mindsets affect important outcomes both within and beyond the realm of medicine, in the domains such as exercise, diet and stress. https://mbl.stanford.edu/
Nancy Cuan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Nancy Cuan is an internal medicine primary care physician at Stanford Coordinated Care (SCC). SCC is a primary care medicine practice that is a benefit for eligible members of the Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, SLAC and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital community and their covered adult dependents with ongoing health conditions. More information, including a self-assessment to determine eligibility based on health condition(s) and health insurance, can be found at the Stanford Coordinated Care website.
Prior to joining Stanford Coordinated Care, she had practiced for many years at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and helped with the resident training program there. She has had experience in working with patients with multiple ongoing medical conditions.
Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of Chemistry
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur objective is to develop new biophysical methods to advance current understandings of cellular machinery in the complicated environment of living cells. Currently, we are focusing on four research areas: (1) Membrane curvature at the nano-bio interface; (2) Nanoelectrode arrays (NEAs) for scalable intracellular electrophysiology; (3) Electrochromic optical recording (ECORE) for neuroscience; and (4) Optical control of neurotrophin receptor tyrosine kinases.
Maria Elizabeth Currie, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
BioDr. Currie is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon. She is also a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. With subspecialty training in heart failure, Dr. Currie treats all forms of cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, and valvular heart disease. She performs heart transplant, lung transplant, and combined heart-lung transplant procedures as part of a multidisciplinary team. She excels at valve surgery and the implantation of mechanical circulatory support systems.
Dr. Currie welcomes referrals from cardiologists and primary care physicians as early as possible when cardiovascular disease is suspected. Understanding that early intervention can prevent later complications, she invites communication about screening, diagnostics, and treatment strategies.
For each patient, Dr. Currie’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome using the most advanced minimally invasive cardiac care techniques and technology available. Combined with technical expertise and a focus on excellent clinical outcomes, Dr. Currie delivers empathetic, thoughtful patient care. She ensures that patients are well informed about what they can expect both before and after their surgical procedure.
Dr. Currie is passionate about improving the safety of cardiac surgery. Her research includes translational studies on new ways to visualize anatomic structures that are difficult to see during minimally invasive surgery. One published study investigated the use of augmented reality (AR) guided by transesophageal echocardiography in minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Transplant Immunology, and other peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Currie’s interest in technological advances is rooted in her commitment to the evolution of technology and technique in the fast-changing, relatively young field of cardiac surgery. Also driving her interest is her PhD background in biomedical engineering. She has made presentations on the use of AR systems, 3D visualization technology, and robotics-assisted surgical procedures at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, and other conferences.
Dr. Currie has won numerous awards for her research achievements and scholarship. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. She is also a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Women in Thoracic Surgery, and the Association of Women Surgeons. With its long legacy of leadership in cardiac surgery and research, Dr. Currie feels Stanford Health Care enables her to pursue her research interests and offers her patients access to the latest innovations, along with expertise across specialties including engineering and statistics.
Catherine Curtin MD
Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMaintaining and optimizing upper limb function in people with spinal cord injury and other nerve disorders.
Improving pain and general well being after severe hand injuries.
Improving treatment and recognition of pain.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Curtis laboratory for Cancer Computational and Systems Biology is focused on the development and application of innovative experimental, computational, and analytical approaches to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and early detection of cancer.
Martha S. Cyert
Dr. Nancy Chang Professor
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Cyert lab is identifying signaling networks for calcineurin, the conserved Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent phosphatase, and target of immunosuppressants FK506 and cyclosporin A, in yeast and mammals. Cell biological investigations of target dephosphorylation reveal calcineurin’s many physiological functions. Roles for short linear peptide motifs, or SLiMs, in substrate recognition, network evolution, and regulation of calcineurin activity are being studied.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Czechowicz’s research is aimed at understanding how hematopoietic stem cells interact with their microenvironment in order to subsequently modulate these interactions to improve bone marrow transplantation and unlock biological secrets that further enable regenerative medicine broadly. This work can be applied across a variety of disease states ranging from rare genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases, solid organ transplantation, microbiome-augmentation and cancer.