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Robert Michael Fairchild
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & 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 to examine the incidence of immune checkpoint inhibitor related adverse events and inflammatory arthritis.
Alice C. Fan
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
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.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
BioDiana Farid MD, MPH is a physician, filmmaker and writer. 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. 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 and health communications. She has provided public health education and health care in rural villages in Honduras, promoted peace in the Ukraine and Malaysia, served at an international school in China, worked at the US Agency for International Development in human rights and has had active roles at both Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Human Rights. She has cared for patients in a wide range of clinic settings including at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, Kaiser, private and university affiliated practices. At UCLA, she served as Doctoring course faculty to first year UCLA medical students.
She is dedicated to creating and amplifying those stories that move humanity towards health. As a physician consultant for The Media Project, Advocates for Youth, Diana worked with television and film writers and producers to promote adolescent health through entertainment, providing on and off camera expertise on adolescent health issues. Her debut feature length documentary film production as part of FiddleHeadFern Productions, AMERICAN RHYTHMS (2009) (americanrhythmsmovie.com/), explores the positive impact of music on a group of 5th grade students at a Los Angeles urban elementary school. As the Assistant Director of Stanford School of Medicine’s Program in Bioethics and Film, she coordinated events and experiences that supported the role of film in medical and public health education. She was a lead producer of the 2018 Stanford Frankenstein@200 film screening series and panels. She is a published poet. In addition to poetry, she writes picture books and is working on her first novel-in-verse. Her debut picture book WHEN YOU BREATHE (Cameron + Kids) will be published in the fall of 2020.
C. Garrison Fathman
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab of molecular and cellular immunology is interested in research in the general field of T cell activation and autoimmunity. We have identified and characterized a gene (GRAIL) that seems to control regulatory T cell (Treg) responsiveness by inhibiting the Treg IL-2 receptor desensitization. We have characterized a gene (Deaf1) that plays a major role in peripheral tolerance in T1D. Using PBC gene expression, we have provisionally identified a signature of risk and progression in T1D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHere at Stanford cardiovascular medicine, I have been pursuing the career of characterizing cardiometabolic disease genes by joining my current advisors who co-lead international consortium on Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) of insulin resistance (GENESIS) as the underlying risk factor of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Currently, we are scrutinizing the post-genomic studies of diabetes and glycemic traits associated loci by means of deep phenotyping approach i.e. multi-OMICs. I am are, in particular, eager to harness these technologies to unravel the underlying cause of diabetes and the development of insulin resistance in the presence or absence (lipodystrophy) of obesity.
Here are two examples of our current theme of research we are following:
- Demonstrate FAM13A as the causative gene linking fasting insulin level and body fat distribution.
- Defined pathophysiological link of Human NAT2 and mouse orthologue, Nat1, to mitochondria function and cardiometabolic risk.