Faculty Honors and Awards

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The Department of Medicine houses over 540 faculty members, 490 trainees, and 879 staff members and research associates who are all devoted to excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Members of our community often receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. This page showcases their accomplishments. Here you’ll find a list of current award opportunities, Department-sponsored funding, and a roundup of recent accomplishments.


Award & Funding Opportunities

The following links showcase a list of current award opportunities and funding resources available for faculty and staff.

AHA Data Grant Portfolio 4.0

Deadline: July 30

The AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine is accepting applications from researchers for Data Grant Portfolio 4.0. The grant will fund modern experimental techniques (in all fields) coupled with robust data sources to make significant advances in understanding and/or deployment of precision health and precision medicine practices. Learn more

Stanford CVI Seed Grants

Deadline: August 1

Each year, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute commits to supporting new ideas and early stage research that address major challenges in cardiovascular health and diseases. The seed award is designed to ignite innovative cardiovascular research projects, including: Diabetes and metabolism, pediatric and obstetrics, new methods and technologies, vascular biology, and more. Learn more

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: August 14

Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health. Learn more

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Deadline: August 15 (ASAP for July 1 fellows)

The Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited training program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM). It is specifically designed to train board certified/board eligible internists or family medicine physicians in the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in HPM. Learn more


AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: August 15

Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research supervisor. Learn more

Stanford Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Program

Final Deadline: September 3

To support biomedical research in diabetes, the Stanford Diabetes Research Center is now accepting applications for the Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program. The goal of the P&F program is to foster the development of a community of productive, well-connected investigators whose work leads to advances in the prevention, cure and treatment of diabetes and its complications. Learn more

Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship

Deadline: September 18

Encourages students from all disciplines to consider research careers. This is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the AHA mission undergraduate college students. Learn more

AHA Merit Award

Final Deadline: September 24

This award supports individual scientists with a trajectory of success, who propose novel approaches to major research challenges that have the potential to produce unusually high impact. Learn more

Collaborative Sciences Award

Deadline (LOI): October 8

To foster innovative, new collaborative approaches to research projects which propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broad disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co- principal investigators and their respective disciplines. The combination and integration of studies may be inclusive of basic, clinical, population and/or translational research. Applications by existing collaborators are permitted, provided that the proposal is for a new idea or new approach that has not been funded before. Learn more

Established Investigator Award

Deadline (LOI): October 10

Supports mid-career healthcare and academic investigators with unusual promise and in rapid growth phase, who have established records of accomplishments, and demonstrated commitment to questions related to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science. Learn more

Career Development Award

Deadline: October 15

Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. Learn more

Innovative Project Award

Deadline (LOI): October 22

Funds ideas that may introduce new paradigms, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Preliminary data is not required and not accepted as part of the proposal. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. Learn more

Transformational Project Award

Deadline: January 22, 2020

Represents the second phase of a new idea; proposals should include preliminary data. Proposed work should be the next logical step of previous work and should already be demonstrating a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation, if successful. Learn more

VA Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development

Deadline: Ongoing

The Fellowship Program in Health Services Research and Development seeks to train physicians and postdoctoral scholars who will become leaders in health services research and primary care research and education. The primary focus of the program is to provide research skills needed for a career in academic medicine. The main areas of research are clinical decision making, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, guideline development, quality of life assessment, and secondary database analysis. Learn more

iHeartReasearch Dorothy Dee and Marjorie Helene Boring Trust Award

Deadline: Rolling

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. The iHeart Research award is meant to support Stanford medical students excited about research solutions that impact how we treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases. Recipients will receive up to $15,000 and mentorship opportunities. Learn more

Stanford-Intermountain Fellowship in Population Health, Delivery Science, and Primary Care

Deadline: Ongoing

The two-year program includes tuition support for a master’s degree in health services research that gives fellows a basic understanding of epidemiology, study design, cost effectiveness, health policy, implementation science and other disciplines needed for a successful research or program development career.  Fellows will also be exposed to key health delivery concepts including Lean healthcare design, the Patient Centered Medical Home, longitudinal population outcomes tracking, and change management. Learn more

Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Training Program

Deadline: Ongoing

The Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Program has the mission of developing independent, well-trained, diverse researchers who conduct rigorous and innovative health services research (HSR) on critical challenges facing the U.S. health-care system. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, pre- and post-doctoral fellows will work with mentors on their topics and methods of interest, as well as career development. Learn more

Medical Informatics Fellowship

Deadline: Ongoing

Fellows are offered an opportunity to combine formal training in Medical Informatics with research applying Medical Informatics to areas of relevance to the VA health care system. Fellows will obtain focused training in medical informatics while also having the opportunity to complete foundational coursework in (1) essential health services research methods, (2) implementation sciences and systems redesign, and (3) research in collaboration with operational partners. Learn more

CERC Design Fellowship 

Deadline: Rolling Admission

Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) design fellowship provides an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in value-based health care delivery innovation. We seek early-career aspiring innovators from diverse backgrounds – healthcare, social sciences, behavioral and management sciences, and engineering - who have the potential to become leaders in the design of higher value healthcare. For information, contact the fellowship coordinator at cercinquiry@stanford.edu. Learn more

Hewlett Award

The Albion Walter Hewlett Award is a department-sponsored award honoring an exceptional physician with ties to Stanford. It's named for Albion Walter Hewlett, professor and executive head of the Stanford Department of Medicine from 1916-1925, who was renowned for his outstanding contributions to patient care and medical science.

Meet the 2019 Hewlett Award Recipient

The 2019 Hewlett Award winner was Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS, H. J. Smead professor of ophthalmology, emeritus. An extraordinarily gifted eye surgeon with a focus on vitreoretinal diseases, he has also succeeded in such administrative roles as head of the vitreoretinal service; department chairman for 18 years; and involvement in the planning, fundraising, and construction of the Byers Eye Institute of Stanford, which he served as founding director between 2010 and 2015.


Award Recipients

Department of Medicine faculty and staff frequently receive recognition for their contributions. Here’s a list of recent awards and distinctions.

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