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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) 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, worked as an education coordinator 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 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, instructing first-year UCLA medical students in culturally sensitive and best practice communication skills, ethical, legal, psychological and social considerations related to patient care, and the importance of human centered doctoring.
She is dedicated to creating and amplifying stories that impact health and public wellbeing. 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 for TV shows such as GREY’S ANATOMY and STRONG MEDICINE. Her debut feature length documentary film production, AMERICAN RHYTHMS (2008) (americanrhythmsmovie.com/), celebrates 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 produced film screenings and post-screening discussions with producers, directors and field experts exploring films with vital bioethical and public health education impact. She established the 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 exploring 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 novels-in-verse. Her debut picture book, WHEN YOU BREATHE (Cameron + Kids, a division of Abrams) was released in the fall of 2020, won a 2021 notable poetry book award by the National Council of Teachers of English, and is described by the School Library Journal 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 was recently sub-licensed by a Korean publisher and will soon be translated into Korean. Her novel-in-verse, WAVE (Cameron + Kids, a division of Abrams) will be released in the Spring of 2022. WAVE, has been called “heartbreaking and life-affirming” and is a testament to the healing that water, poetry and music invite us to ride.
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.