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  • Julie M. Yabu

    Julie M. Yabu

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests are in immune monitoring in kidney transplant patients and in developing new diagnostics. I am interested in translational studies to determine the immunological mechanisms underlying kidney transplant rejection and alloantibody production and to identify novel biomarkers to monitor the immune system in kidney transplant patients. I am also interested in designing novel protocols for desensitization and ABO incompatible kidney transplantation.

  • Phillip C. Yang, MD

    Phillip C. Yang, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The emergence of regenerative medicine created a paradigm shift in how we approach cardiovascular diseases. This innovation has required a careful evaluation of the interaction between the recipient tissue and stem cells at a fundamental cellular and molecular level. My laboratory is advancing cellular and molecular imaging technology to characterize the injured myocardium as a biological niche for stem cells and to discover novel cardiovascular stem cells and their derivatives to cure heart failure.

    Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are positioned to create a medical breakthrough. Translational effort of these cells and their cardiovascular derivatives is now underway in my laboratory in collaboration with the NIH/NHLIB-sponsored Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN). This dedicated effort will establish the foundation to utilize the cardiovascular derivatives of iPSCs for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Novel applications are developed in my lab to use patient-specific iCMs to conduct clinical trial in a test tube to individualize the therapeutic efficacy while also developing innovative treatment strategy for heart failure, employing genome edited iCMs and their secretomes.

    My research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Boehringer Inc., and private organizations.

  • Veronica Yank

    Veronica Yank

    Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Veronica Yank, MD, is a general internal medicine physician and researcher in the Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford and the Center of Innovation to Implementation at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research focuses on health services research using mixed methods—how to optimize care of chronic conditions commonly treated in primary care settings (e.g., obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, depression). She has expertise in effective behavior change strategies among patients (self-management, patient activation), their family members, and health professionals, the adaptation of information technology and marketing approaches to improve chronic disease management, and research on the strength of evidence supporting medical practice, sources of bias that might distort the evidence, and approaches to closing the gap between evidence and practice.

  • Gwen Yeo

    Gwen Yeo

    Sr Research Scholar, Medicine - Family & Community Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ethnicity and Dementia
    Ethnogeriatric Education
    Ethnogeriatric Care

  • Alan Yeung, MD

    Alan Yeung, MD

    The Li Ka Shing Professor in Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Our group is interested in studying both the early and late phases of atherosclerosis so that we can better develop prevention and treatment strategies.

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