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Diversity Corner

March 7, 2023

Women's History Month

A message for Women’s History Month 2023

Women’s History Month began as “Women’s History Week” in 1981 and became its own month in 1987. Each year across the whole campus, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of women, cis-gender and transgender. This past year, we also witnessed and continue to witness the reversal of Roe vs Wade and the ensuing cascade of states limiting access to abortion; human rights atrocities in Iran after the murder of Mahsa Amini; most recently the intentional poisoning of classrooms of schoolgirls; state laws that harm and condemn the personhood of trans people; disparities in maternal mortality. We acknowledge the magnitude of the work that remains. 

Over the course of the month, there are multiple events both within our department and across Stanford Medicine and the University to celebrate and recognize Women’s History. Tomorrow, March 8th also marks International Women’s Day.

March 8th, 8am: Dr. Michele Barry will be presenting on WomenLiftHealth for Medicine Grand Rounds for International Women’s Day

March 8th, 3pm: Stanford University’s Faculty Women’s Forum hosts Professor Deborah Gruenfeld, Stanford Graduate School of Business, on Acting with Power. This event is in person at the Knight Management Center from 3pm-4:30pm. Register here.

March 28th, 1pm: DoM All-Staff Meeting celebrating Women’s History Month–Panel discussion in person (location TBD) and on zoom. 

On campus: check out this post on further University-wide events.

We are all on this journey together, recognizing we cannot build the brightest future unless we gaze at our past rather than looking away. How will you celebrate Women’s History Month? If there’s something you’re reading or watching, we’d love to hear about it. And to all the women out there, we see you and value what you bring to the Department of Medicine.


Stephanie Harman

Arghavan Salles

Tamara Dunn 

Wendy Caceres


Resources for Combating Racism

We’ve compiled a list of resources from Stanford LEAD, Stanford Medicine's Diversity Cabinet. the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and other groups to help you learn, grow, find support, get involved, and make an impact. 


Funding Opportunities

Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

The Chair Diversity Investigator Awards program supports research that addresses health inequity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, outcomes improvement, health system access/utilization for racial, ethnic, and sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities. The awards are open to Instructors and Assistant Professors (all lines), whose primary appointment is in the Department of Medicine. 

Dr. Fernando Mendoza HERO (Health Equity Research and Opportunity) Award 

Granted annually to a Stanford medical student who embodies the passion and commitment to advance health equity through research and community engagement. 

Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Granted annually to a GME trainee (resident or fellow) who embodies the passion and commitment to expand diversity and inclusion efforts at Stanford. 

DEI Library

Stanford Martin Luther King Jr Research and Education Institute


Annals of Internal Medicine: Life After May 25


"Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

In her new book of essays, poet and author Cathy Park Hong blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America.


Race at Work

Race at Work is a Harvard Business Review podcast that explores the role race plays in our work and lives. 


New England Journal of Medicine: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion That Matter


Still Processing Podcast

Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast hosted by Jenna Wortham, who works for the New York Times Magazine, and Wesley Morris, the paper's critic at large. 


The Black Experience at Work in Charts

A new McKinsey report takes a research-driven look at Black Americans’ experience in the U.S. workplace. 

Lactation Resources

Resources for employees who  are pumping or expressing breast milk while on campus or at work.

For additional tips for successful breastfeeding after returning to work, please contact us via our support request form.

There is a monthly informational drop-in meeting to support lactating Department of Medicine faculty and trainees, held the last Tuesday of each month on Zoom. See the weekly DOM newsletter for the updated time and link, or email for details.