Meeting the Moment

This special 2020 edition of Frontiers in Medicine brought us together virtually to explore the power of translational science and medicine over disease during this unprecedented moment in American history—a moment where we battle both a pandemic and the public health crisis of inequality.

Hear from our frontline leaders about the global effort to meet the challenge of COVID-19, and the accelerated pace of medical discovery that emerged from this shared effort. The multidisciplinary strength, culture of collaboration, and preeminence in fundamental science that Stanford Medicine brings to meeting the COVID-19 challenge, and so many of humanity’s other public health threats, were the focus of this year’s event.

Welcome to Frontiers in Medicine
David Entwistle
President and CEO
Stanford Health Care

A New Era of Discovery
Lloyd Minor, MD
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean
Stanford University School of Medicine

Immunity in the Time of Coronavirus
Bali Pulendran, PhD
Violetta L. Horton Professor of
Pathology; Professor of Microbiology
and Immunology

Decoding Disease Using Genomics
Euan Ashley, MB ChB, DPhil, FRCP
Professor of Medicine and Genetics;
Director, Stanford Clinical Genomics Program;
Associate Dean, Precision Health

Convergence of Crises: Confronting Simultaneous Epidemics
Yvonne Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor of Pediatrics and of
Epidemiology and Population Health

The Story After the Story: Humanism and Medicine Post COVID
Abraham Verghese, MD, MFA
Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane
Provostial Professor; Vice Chair, Education, Department of Medicine

Close-Up Conversation Hosts

Stanford Medicine faculty members and healthcare workers along with a small group of fellow guests shared a “Close-Up Conversation” – a 30-minute, intimate conversation about the evening’s presentations, themes, and exciting breakthroughs occurring throughout Stanford Medicine.

  • Neera Ahuja, MD | BIO
  • Steven Artandi, MD, PhD | BIO
  • Euan Ashley, MB ChB, DPhil, FRCP | BIO
  • Andra Blomkalns, MD | BIO
  • Victor Carrion, MD | BIO
  • Jennifer Cochran, PhD | BIO
  • Andrew Fire, PhD | BIO
  • Christopher Gardner, PhD | BIO
  • Neil Gesundheit, MD | BIO
  • Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO | BIO
  • Jeffery Goldberg, MD, PhD | BIO
  • Robert Harrington, MD | BIO
  • Mary Hawn, MD, FACS | BIO
  • Robert Jackler, MD | BIO
  • Paul Khavari, MD, PhD | BIO
  • Chaitan Khosla, PhD | BIO
  • Sheri Krams, MD, PhD | BIO
  • Michael Lim, MD | BIO
  • Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH | BIO
  • Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD | BIO
  • Yvonne Maldonado, MD | BIO
  • Doug Owens, MD | BIO
  • Karen Parker, PhD | BIO
  • Bali Pulendran, PhD | BIO
  • Tait Shanafelt, MD | BIO
  • Upinder Singh, MD | BIO
  • Eila Skinner, MD | BIO
  • Michael Snyder, PhD | BIO
  • Justin Sonnenburg, PhD | BIO
  • Aaron Straight, PhD | BIO
  • Leslee Subak, MD | BIO
  • Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP | BIO
  • Irving Weissman, MD | BIO
  • Joseph Woo, MD | BIO

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