Vivien Sun is a pediatric hospitalist and Clinical Assistant Professor within Stanford’s Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She practices at Stanford Healthcare-Valleycare and California Pacific Medical Center. Vivien’s interests include medical education, professional development, advocacy, and caring for the underserved.
- Pediatric Hospital Medicine
- Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty Development Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine (2021 - Present)
Rotation Director, Media Advocacy and Policy Advocacy Rotations, Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program (2021 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Honor Roll for Teaching, Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program (2023)
Honor Roll for Teaching, Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program (2022)
Grossman Award, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, University of California, San Francisco (2014)
Sadie E. Berkove, MD Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco (2013)
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine (2022)
Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine (2022)
Residency: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2016) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2016)
Medical Education: Univ of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (2013) CA United States of America
Faculty Development in Academic Hospital Medicine: a Scoping Review.
Journal of general internal medicine
This scoping review sought to identify and describe the state of academic faculty development programs in hospital medicine and other specialties. We reviewed faculty development content, structure, metrics of success including facilitators, barriers, and sustainability to create a framework and inform hospital medicine leadership and faculty development initiatives. We completed a systematic search of peer-reviewed literature and searched Ovid MEDLINE ALL (1946 to June 17, 2021) and Embase (via Elsevier, 1947 to June 17, 2021). Twenty-two studies were included in the final review, with wide heterogeneity in program design, program description, outcomes, and study design. Program design included a combination of didactics, workshops, and community or networking events; half of the studies included mentorship or coaching for faculty. Thirteen studies included program description and institutional experience without reported outcomes while eight studies included quantitative analysis and mixed methods results. Barriers to program success included limited time and support for faculty attendance, conflicting clinical commitments, and lack of mentor availability. Facilitators included allotted funding and time for faculty participation, formal mentoring and coaching opportunities, and a structured curriculum with focused skill development supporting faculty priorities. We identified heterogeneous historical studies addressing faculty development across highly variable program design, intervention, faculty targeted, and outcomes assessed. Common themes emerged, including the need for program structure and support, aligning areas of skill development with faculty values, and longitudinal mentoring/coaching. Programs require dedicated program leadership, support for faculty time and participation, curricula focused on skills development, and mentoring and sponsorship.
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How safe is your neighborhood? Perceived neighborhood safety and functional decline in older adults.
Journal of general internal medicine
2012; 27 (5): 541-7
Neighborhood characteristics are associated with health and the perception of safety is particularly important to exercise and health among older adults. Little is known about the relationship between perception of neighborhood safety and functional decline in older adults.To determine the relationship between perceived neighborhood safety and functional decline in older adults.Longitudinal, community-based.18,043 persons, 50 years or older, who participated in the 1998 and 2008 Health and Retirement Study.The primary outcome was 10-year functional decline (new difficulty or dependence in any Activity of Daily Living, new mobility difficulty, and/or death). The primary predictor was perceived neighborhood safety categorized into three groups: "very safe", "moderately safe", and "unsafe." We evaluated the association between perceived neighborhood safety and 10-year functional decline using a modified Poisson regression to generate unadjusted and adjusted relative risks (ARR).At baseline 11,742 (68.0%) participants perceived their neighborhood to be very safe, 4,477 (23.3%) moderately safe, and 1,824 (8.7%) unsafe. Over 10 years, 10,338 (53.9%) participants experienced functional decline, including 6,266 (50.2%) who had perceived their neighborhood to be very safe, 2,839 (61.2%) moderately safe, and 1,233 (63.6%) unsafe, P < 0.001. For the 11,496 (63.3%) of participants who were functionally independent at baseline, perceived neighborhood safety was associated with 10-year functional decline (moderately safe ARR 1.15 95% CI 1.09-1.20; unsafe ARR 1.21 95% CI: 1.03-1.31 compared to very safe group). The relationship between perceived neighborhood safety and 10-year functional decline was not statistically significant for participants who had baseline functional impairment.Asking older adults about their perceived neighborhood safety may provide important information about their risk of future functional decline. These findings also suggest that future studies might focus on assessing whether interventions that promote physical activity while addressing safety concerns help reduce functional decline in older adults.
View details for DOI 10.1007/s11606-011-1943-y
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