Faculty Honors and Awards
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.
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
Biodesign Faculty Fellowship
Deadline: June 12
The Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellowship provides motivated Stanford University faculty members from the schools of Medicine and Engineering with advanced training and mentoring in health technology innovation. Over approximately 8 months, the program leads participants through our rigorous approach for identifying important innovation opportunities within or outside their departments, inventing cost-effective solutions, and—importantly—preparing to implement those inventions to improve patient care. Learn more
AHA Merit Award
Deadline (LOI): July 11
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
AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award
Deadline: July 17
The program supports small-scale research projects related to CVD and stroke at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. For any part of the full range of research and development from very basic to clinical. Learn more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stanford-Intermountain Fellowship in Population Health, Delivery Science, and Primary Care
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more
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.
Department of Medicine faculty and staff frequently receive recognition for their contributions. Here’s a list of recent awards and distinctions.
Hewlett Award Winner Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS: “I love what I do. It’s like a dream.”
The 2019 winner of the Hewlett Award is Mark S. Blumenkranz, an extraordinarily gifted eye surgeon with a focus on vitreoretinal diseases,…
2019 Teaching Awards
The 2019 Department of Medicine Teaching Awards highlighted excellent teachers in each division, in recognition of their outstanding mentorship and commitment to education.
Celebrating our Administrative Professionals
On April 24, Administrative Professionals Day, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the fantastic administrative professionals who are vital to the success of the Department of Medicine.
What the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Archive Means to the Department of Medicine
The archive of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ oeuvre was recently donated to the Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections.
Presence Announces 2019 Seed Grant Awardees for AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity
Stanford’s Presence Center’s AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity Initiative has just announced its seed grant awardees for 2019.
Patel Receives California Award
Manali Patel, MD, MPH, MS (assistant professor of oncology), and a Stanford-led team are awardees for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.