Katherine Preston, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University
Event: How to Get Involved with Research
Dr. Preston is the Associate Director of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on understanding how multiple traits, whose functions are interdependent, can evolve more or less independently while preserving overall function in an organism. More specifically, her work aims to reconstruct evolutionary changes in anatomy and physiology that have allowed native plants in California to tolerate drought and toxic soils. She has also taught courses in the Biology department, examining the way humans think about plants, especially those that we eat, and exploring the biological independence of humans and plants, particularly the ways in which we have imposed selection pressures and ecological change on one another.
For more information about Dr. Preston, please head to http://www.stanford.edu/~kap1/profile.htm
Dr. Robert Siegel
Associate Professor in Human Biology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University
Event: How to Get Involved with Research
Dr. Siegel is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. His research is primarily involved in medical education and curricular development, especially in the areas of infectious disease, virology, HIV, and molecular biology. Projects included electronic applications to science education, three dimensional model building, service learning, and the development of undergraduate research projects. His academic interests also include African studies, international health and development, and photography.
For more information about Dr. Siegel, please head to http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Robert_Siegel
Associate Professor in Human Biology, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University
Event: 2012 Pitfalls of Being a Black Premed
Dr. Barr is an Associate Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University. His research interests include reform of premedical education, minority student attrition from the pre-medical curriculum, and expanding access to health care for California’s low-income populations.
For more information about Dr. Barr, please head to http://healthpolicy.stanford.edu/people/donaldabarr
Director of South San Francsico Kaiser Permanente Teen Clinic
Event: 2012 AAMP Orientation Dinner
An adolescent medicine physician, author, speaker and educator, Dr. Oguntala is recognized for her energetic and hip approach to difficult adolescent issues such as eating disorders, club drugs, sexual development, orientation and teen health.
Dr. Oguntala received her medical training at Drexel University in Philadelphia, her pediatric training at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children also in Philadelphia, and her adolescent medicine training at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Following fellowship, Dr. Oguntala practiced at Oakland Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland where she co-directed specialty clinics in asthma and overweight as well as general teen clinics at both hospital and school-based clinics.
She currently heads a teen clinic in South San Francisco, where she sees teens with such issues as being over- or under-weight, substantce abuse of substances, sexual orientation and gender identification issues, family planning and reproductive health concerns, depression, and who have been the victims of sexual, physical or verbal violence. She is currently doing research in the retention of long term methods of birth control in teens.
Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, Stanford University
Event: 2011 Making Meaningful Professional Connections
Lizabeth Cutler is the Assistant Director of MBA Admissions and the Diversity Officer for the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
As Vice Chancellor and Dean, Dr. Washington oversees the UCLA Health System and the David Geffen School of Medicine, and serves as the principal spokesperson for health sciences at UCLA.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Dr. Washington served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for UC San Francisco (UCSF), where he co-founded the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He also co-founded the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center and, from 1996 to 2004, chaired the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. He has published extensively in his major areas of research, which include prenatal genetic testing, cervical cancer screening and prevention, noncancerous uterine conditions management, reproductive tract infections, quality of healthcare and racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes.
Dr. Washington has earned numerous honors and awards, including the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service, and election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.
For more information about Dr. Washington, please head to http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/dr-a-eugene-washington-to-take-152135.aspx