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Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Robert’s main areas of research interest include genetics, cancer epidemiology and cancer health disparities with a focus on genetic and epidemiologic studies of colon and breast cancer.
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. development of hospital operations centers coupled with sophisticated simulation capabilities
2. re-creation of near misses and adverse events
3. optimizing human and system performance during resuscitation
4. optimizing pattern recognition and situational awareness at the bedside
5. evaluation and optimization of debriefing
6. patient simulator design
Scott S. Hall, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary area of interest is understanding the pathogenesis of problem behaviors shown by individuals diagnosed with neurogenetic disorders such as fragile X syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. I study methods for determining how environmental and biological factors can affect the development of aberrant behaviors in these syndromes. The end goal of my research is to create patient-specific methods for treating the symptoms of these disorders.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Principal Investigator
Infrastructure to facilitate discovery of autism genes
The purpose of this project is to facilitate the discovery of the genes that contribute autism by maintaining an infrastructure which research groups studying the genetics of autism can work collaboratively. This will be
accomplished through workshops, a Virtual Private Network, and access to a database that includes phenotype and genotype data from all participating groups.
A California Population-Based Twin Study of Autism
This will address several fundamental questions: (1) What is the heritability of autism (2) What is the contribution of genetic factors to variation in symptom dimensions? (3) Is there a continuum between the quantitative neurocognitive traits and clinical disorder? (4) What proportion of the variance in the neurocognitive traits is accounted for by genetic and non-genetic factors?
Center for Integrating Ethics in Genetics Research(Cho)
The goal of this project is to serve as a center of excellence in neurogenetics research, to develop a national model for bench, to bedside research ethics consultation, and to provide training opportunity in biomedical ethics.
Gene, Brain and Behavior in Turner Syndrome(Reiss)
The primary objective of this project is to use advanced, multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, analyses of X chromosome parent-of-origin and cognitive-behavioral assessment to elucidate the effects of monosomy and X-linked imprinting on neurodevelopment and neural function in a large cohort of young girls with Turner syndrome, pre-estrogen replacement.
Project F: Genomic Analysis in narcolepsy cataplexy
The goal of the project is to locate genes outside the HLA region that influence susceptibility to narcolepsy. In order to localize these genes we will carry out a linkage and association study in the most extensive world-wide collection of DNAs from well-characterized patients with narcolepsy and their families.
Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research focuses on developmental, cognitive and psychosocial factors involved in adolescents’ and young adults’ health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication and risk behavior. My research has focused on understanding and reducing health risk behaviors such as tobacco use, alcohol and marijuana use, risky driving, and risky sexual behavior.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hammer's primary research interests are pediatric pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac surgery. He has numerous funded research projects in these areas, including an NIH grant for $4.3 million to study the pharmacology of sodium nitroprusside, a drug commonly used for blood pressure control in the operating room and ICU. Dr. Hammer has two other NIH grants and other ongoing research projects in the area of pediatric pharmacology.
Antonio Hardan, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The neurobiology of autism
Neuroimaging in individuals with autism
Psychopharmacological treatment of children and adults with autism and/or developmental disorders
Melanie G Hayden Gephart
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As a neurosurgeon with an active practice treating patients with brain tumors, my lab uniquely understands the pressing clinical questions in neuro-oncology. My masters degree in clinical research provides understanding of the translational potential of newly identified treatments through the development of clinical trials. My basic science postdoctoral fellowship studied tumor genomics and identified potentially targetable genes crucial in tumorigenesis. My lab currently studies the capacity of cellular and cell-free DNA to inform treatment choices in patients with brain tumors, and single cell and cell subtype-specific transcriptomics of infiltrating glioblastoma.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Protein engineering
Wm. LeRoy Heinrichs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical simulation; team-training in virtual environments; online training of healthcare providers in virtual environments; tele-medicine for acute & chronic disease management in virtual environments