Vice Provost and Dean of Research
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Brendan M Walsh
Director, Office of International Affairs, Office of International Affairs
Current Role at StanfordAs the Director, Brendan is focused on international issues of long-term, strategic importance to the University. His goal is to help the university develop strategy and services that make it easier for faculty and students to carry out dynamic international research. In response to the impact globalization is having on higher education, Brendan works with schools and departments to develop creative ways to promote interdisciplinary research that addresses global issues. Brendan currently staffs the President’s “Global Advisory Council” and leads Stanford International Response Team.
Brendan has been engaged in international education since 1997, and has a Ph.D. in International Development Education.
Contact Brendan for:
- International research and exchange agreements
- International response planning
- New research centers and projects outside of the United States
Medical/Radiation Physicist, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
BioI serve as the diagnostic medical physicist for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
• Supervise quality control program of diagnostic X-ray imaging practice (Computed tomography, Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy and Radiography): accreditation, continuous quality control procedures
• Manage Stanford hospital CT dose monitoring program and CT protocol optimization; Work with each clinical section (Neuro, Chest, Body, Cardio-vascular) on clinical task-specific CT Dose and Image Quality optimization by utilizing our state-of-the-art CT equipment and novel iterative reconstruction techniques
• Work with Children's hospital's faculty and staff to reduce radiation dose to pediatric patients in CT, Fluoroscopy and Radiography
• Review proposed research uses of x-rays in human subjects for Stanford IRB: evaluate doses and estimate risks and advise research investigators on radiation safety issues and how to solve related problems.
• Manage radiation safety of diagnostic x-ray imaging practice to ascertain the compliance of State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission recommendations, and University policies
• Develop and provide lectures to hospital faculty, staff, and trainees on topics including CT technology, CT dose optimization, Fluoroscopy dose optimization, and radiation risk from ionizing imaging exams
• Advise hospital faculty and staff on the strategy of reducing medical ionizing exposures; Provide risk communication information to patients for their ionizing radiation exams