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Robert Michael Fairchild
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fairchild’s research interests center on novel applications of ultrasonography in rheumatologic disease. Current active research endeavors include using ultrasound 1) to evaluate articular and soft tissue manifestations of systemic sclerosis, 2) to screen, detect and monitor of connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease, 3) and applying deep learning techniques to rheumatology ultrasound and imaging.
Bita Fakhri, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
BioDr. Bita Fakhri is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), hairy cell leukemia, and other hematologic malignancies. As a clinical scientist, Dr. Fakhri is dedicated to caring for patients, teaching trainees, and researching novel therapies for patients with CLL/SLL. Dr. Fakhri has co-authored numerous publications on topics including CLL, novel targeted agents, and cellular therapies for patients with hematologic malignancies. Currently, Dr. Fakhri is the director of the CLL clinical trial portfolio at Stanford, and serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network CLL panel.
Alice C. Fan
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fan is a physician scientist who studies how turning off oncogenes (cancer genes) can cause tumor regression in preclinical and clinical translational studies. Based on her findings, she has initiated clinical trials studying how targeted therapies affect cancer signals in kidney cancer and low grade lymphoma. In the laboratory, she uses new nanotechnology strategies for tumor diagnosis and treatment to define biomarkers for personalized therapy.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Gastroenterology
BioMy research focuses on liver diseases. I got my Ph.D. degree in virology and immune response at Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The two main projects during my Ph.D. program are: 1) explore the relationship between the immune response in Hepatitis C virus infection and Interferon treatment; and 2) investigate the function of ECM1 in liver fibrosis. As a postdoc in Stanford, I will try to integrate basic and translational liver research and focus on: 1) investigate molecular functions of liver immune cells in liver disease; 2) explore key factors determining the change of liver microenvironment that cause liver diseases; 3) use new techniques, such as next-generation sequencing, RNAseq or signal cell sequencing, to explore key factors affecting liver disease and treatment in patients.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
BioDiana Farid MD, MPH is a physician, poet, filmmaker and award-winning author. She is a staff physician at the Stanford Vaden Health Center and clinical assistant professor in the Stanford Department of Medicine. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Berkeley, with a concentration in public health, socio-economic development and human rights. She was awarded a fellowship by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve as a Child and Family Health Leadership Fellow at UCLA while earning a Masters in Public Health focusing on community health sciences, health communications and story as a means for health behavior change.
She has provided public health education and health care in rural villages in Honduras, advocated for peace in the Ukraine and Malaysia, coordinated education programs at the School of the Nations in Macau, China, worked at the US Agency for International Development, Center for Human Rights and Democracy for Latin America and the Caribbean, and has advocated for equity, human rights and violence prevention at both Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Human Rights.
She creates and amplifies stories to compel and foster the health and human connections needed to create a better world.
As a physician consultant for The Media Project, Advocates for Youth, Diana provided on and off camera expertise to television and film writers and producers for TV shows such as GREY’S ANATOMY and STRONG MEDICINE, to promote adolescent health through entertainment. Her debut feature length documentary film production, AMERICAN RHYTHMS (2008) (americanrhythmsmovie.com/), celebrates the positive impact of music on a group of elementary school students.
As the Assistant Director of Stanford School of Medicine’s Program in Bioethics and Film, she produced film screenings and discussions with producers, directors, field experts, Stanford faculty, students and the community, exploring films with vital bioethical implications. She established the first Stanford Film and Medicine Interest group for medical students to study film as a health promotion tool and has mentored medical student film projects. She was a lead producer of the 2018 Stanford Frankenstein@200 year-long film screening series and panels on the cultural, social and bioethical impact of medical research, technology and healthcare through the lens of story in film.
She writes poetry, essays, picture books and verse novels. Her poems have been presented in anthologies, journals, gallery exhibits and live story telling events, including The Nocturnists. Her poem, Dear Medicine, is part of the seminal 2019 report by the National Academy of Medicine, “Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout”.
Her multi-awarding winning picture book, WHEN YOU BREATHE (Abrams), melds respiratory science with poetry. The School Library Journal describes WHEN YOU BREATHE as a “blue-green garden-galaxy [with] metaphors [that] swirl into an understanding that our human bodies don’t stand over the natural world, but are part of it.” WHEN YOU BREATHE’s Korean translation released in the spring of 2022. Her verse novel, WAVE (Abrams, 2022), noted as “Raw and powerful…Rich, layered and heart-rending” — Kirkus, has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, We Need Diverse Books, and the School Library Journal, among others. It’s received numerous honors including being called a Best Middle Grade Book of 2022 by the School Library Journal. WAVE highlights the power of music and poetry in wellness.
Her regular speaking events for students and educators champion the inextricable link between art, story, health and peace.