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  • Sajjad Fouladvand, PhD, MSc

    Sajjad Fouladvand, PhD, MSc

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Informatics

    BioSajjad Fouladvand, PhD, MSc is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. Dr. Fouladvand's research career thus far has been focused on developing and applying artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to solve real-world healthcare problems. Prior to Stanford, he worked at the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky (UK) while completing his PhD in Computer Science. During this time, he also received training at Mayo Clinic’s Department of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics as an intern.

    While at UK as a PhD candidate, he developed a deep learning model based on transformer and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) models to analyze multi-stream healthcare data for prediction of opioid use disorder (OUD). While at Mayo Clinic as an intern, he created a LSTM based framework to predict progression from cognitively unimpaired to mild cognitive impairment in an aging population. In his new role at Stanford, Dr. Fouladvand is involved in conducting AI and healthcare data science research in close collaboration with clinicians, scientists, and healthcare systems with access to deep clinical data warehouses and broad population health data sources.

  • Shivali Fulchand

    Shivali Fulchand

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dermatology

    BioShivali started her role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Stanford University Department of Dermatology in September 2020. She grew up in Leicestershire, England. She graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine in 2017, and has a BSc (Honours) in Medical Genetics. After graduation, she completed a two-year academic internship program with the University Hospitals of Leicester, England. Following this, she was selected for a national medical leadership fellowship and worked as an Editor at The BMJ from 2019-20. Whilst at medical school, she co-founded The British Student Doctor Journal, a novel peer-reviewed journal to educate and train medical students in editorial work, peer review and publishing. The journal is a publication of The Foundation for Medical Publishing, and Shivali now serves as an Executive Director and Trustee of this organization.

  • Mario Funes Hernandez MD

    Mario Funes Hernandez MD

    Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Nephrology
    Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2021

    BioDr. Mario Funes Hernandez is a clinical research nephrology fellow at Stanford University. He obtained his medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Honduras. His Internal Medicine residency was at Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, serving as assistant chief resident and was a recipient of the Sister Marie de Pazzi award as best resident of the Internal Medicine Class of 2020. He’s the current Nephrology Chief Fellow, a Heart Health Tech Fellow at the Stanford Center of Digital Health and a student in the Master of Science of Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Dr. Funes Hernandez has an American Heart Association Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science award to assist in the development of digital health technology tools in the management of hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension.

  • Connie Fung

    Connie Fung

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology

    BioConnie received her B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA, where she conducted research on how the eukaryotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii invades and replicates inside host cells in the lab of Dr. Peter Bradley. Subsequently, she obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University with Dr. Manuel Amieva. Her thesis research involved the use of high-resolution microscopy to study how the bacterium Helicobacter pylori establishes and maintains persistent colonization of the gastric epithelium. Connie joined Dr. Michael Howitt's lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019 and is currently investigating how tuft cells, specialized taste-chemosensory cells, modulate mucosal immunity in response to intestinal parasites.