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Disability as Part of Diversity In Medical Education
Dr. Lisa M. Meeks is an expert in disabilities in medical education. As an administrative leader and researcher, Meeks has co-authored several articles and books on the subject of disability in medical education, helping to inform policy and best practice in the area of disability inclusion for medical education, training and practice.

Meeks' research interests include: Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities, medical student and resident well-being, disability curriculum in medical education, reducing health care disparities in patients with disabilities, and the performance and trajectory of learners and physicians with disabilities. Read more.
Monday, October 7, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Munzer Auditorium
The Future of American Health Care Policy
The national policy landscape around health care is turbulent and confusing, with competing proposals being debated in Congress and in the presidential campaign.  To understand where the nation might and should go in health care policy, please join this candid conversation with U.S. Congresswoman and Stanford alum Zoe Lofgren.  For decades, Lofgren has been a national leader in numerous critical social policy areas, including immigration, technology, and health.  In this conversation, she will analyze the politics and policy of the U.S. health care system, as well as discuss her personal journey from Stanford to Washington, D.C. Read more.
    Monday, October 7, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Clark Center Auditorum
Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Burst the Bubble – Get involved in the community! Learn from 30+ local organizations how you can make an impact in the areas of education, poverty, health, environmental sustainability, and more, during the school year or during the summer. Undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and alumni are welcome to attend. Read more.
Snacks provided for those who RSVP.

                 Monday, October 7, 2019 | 3:00PM– 4:30PM | Paul Brest Hall

Energy Seminar: The Cutting Edge of Energy Innovation:

Wind and solar resources are abundant, but intermittent, requiring advanced energy storage options. Flow batteries can offer scalability, long cycle-life, and power-to-energy tunability, however, they have low energy density. In order to achieve high-energy density flow batteries, we employ eutectic mixing properties for the depression of melting points of redox-active organic molecules. Predicting the properties of mixtures of more than two components is not commonly done, but we show that, within some classes of molecules, a regular solution model has predictive power for finding eutectic melting temperatures and compositions for mixtures of multiple components.

Antonio is currently a Stanford postdoc in the Materials Science & Engineering Department (Chueh group), having received his Ph.D. from the department in 2019. He is continuing his research from his Ph.D. on new types of flow batteries, now under the funding of ExxonMobil. Prior to graduate school, Antonio worked at a venture-backed clean energy startup and received his B.A. from Harvard University. Read more.

    Monday, October 7, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20 PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
AI and Refugee Integration

Please join us on October 8 at 4:00pm for HAI’s monthly community building reception, where Jens Hainmueller will speak on AI and Refugee Integration.

Each month we kick off with a short faculty research talk on a different topic related to human-centered AI and then host Stanford faculty, students, and staff for an informal reception to build the HAI community across campus.

In addition, we will hold a reception to welcome and introduce HAI’s first class of fellows to the Stanford community, in partnership with the Center for Ethics in Society (EIS), the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), the John S Knight Journalism Program (JSK), and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).  Read more.

          Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 4:00PM – 5:30PM | Koret-Taube Conference Center

Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival

Stanford’s Information Security and Privacy Office is hosting a Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival in October for National Cybersecurity Awareness month.  The theme of the event is “Defending the Human” and will provide information on online best practices for end users and IT professionals.  The festival will feature an expo area with themed villages, and will host a variety of breakout sessions from security and privacy leaders. Read more.
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM | Arrillaga Alumni Center

Gene editing with CRISPR technology is transforming biology. Understanding the underlying chemical mechanisms of RNA-guided DNA and RNA cleavage provides a foundation for both conceptual advances and technology development. I will discuss how bacterial CRISPR adaptive immune systems inspire creation of powerful genome editing tools, enabling advances in both fundamental biology and applications in medicine. I will also discuss the ethical challenges of some of these applications with a focus on what our decisions now might mean for future generations.
MIPS IMAGinING THE FUTURE seminar series is aimed at catalyzing interdisciplinary discussions in all area of medicine and disease. The seminar series is open and free to everyone in the Stanford community, as well as anyone from the surrounding community, companies or institutions. Our next seminar will host Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, &Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in Biomedical and Health, University of California, Berkeley; for her presentation on the “World of CRISPR: Editing Genomes and Altering Our Future”. Read more.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM | Berg Hall
Technical Advances and Remaining Challenges since Loma Prieta
Prior to Loma Prieta, many earthquake professionals knew that the San Francisco Bay area was vulnerable to significant earthquake caused damage, social disruption, and economic chaos, but this was not communicated to decision makers and the public. This failure to communicate and achieve a systematic mitigation program is fundamentally due to a lack of a common message from the earthquake professional community and a serious disconnect between the consensus views of the professionals and the community decision makers on what levels of risk are acceptable. Since then, seismic mitigation programs have been implemented for California’s hospitals and highway bridges, and community resilience programs have been proposed and are being implemented in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities. One of the keys to community resilience is the development of functional recovery standards for buildings and infrastructure systems. It is an ongoing activity, the success of which will depend on the ingenuity, persistence, and collaboration of earthquake professionals and community leaders. Read more.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM | Paul Brest Hall
iLive: Anxiety and Perfectionism

Interested in culturally relevant discussions about mental health and wellbeing? Constantly concerned about exams and what lies ahead? Ever get anxious when you can't accomplish all the tasks on your to-do list?

"Be the best!" - as Stanford students, it's a competitive mantra we've been told constantly. That notion may have helped get us here, but believing you have to be the best isn't a healthy pursuit of excellence.

Aiming for excellence should be progressive, not impossible. Striving for perfection leaves a person frustrated, anxious, and overwhelmingly dissatisfied when the outcome doesn't go as envisioned. Join us to discuss with CAPS psychologist, Dr. Oliver Lin, on how to overcome the fear and frustration caused by perfectionism.

The A3C iLive series aims to dispel misconceptions, increase awareness, and encourage dialogue about health and well-being topics relevant to Asian Americans, as well as to introduce students to resources on campus. 
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | Asian American Activities Center, Couchroom
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous October 2019
The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows time for the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi.  Read more.


-  Irving Weissman (Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine) on "How normal stem cells regenerate the body but sometimes lead to cancer"

- James Ferrell (Stanford/ Systems Biology) on "Can Living Cells Assemble Themselves?"

- Yoon Chung Han (SJSU) on "Biometric Data Arts using Fingerprint and Iris Data"

- Aja Duniven (Animate) on "Gamification of Altruistic Action: Gamifying nonprofit outreach for greater impact"
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 7:00PM-9:30PM | Li Ka Shing Building, Room 130
Q&A with Mark Fuller of WET
Mark Fuller is the visionary force of WET, the world leader in water feature design and technology. The New Yorker has called him, “the closest thing the world has to a fountain genius” as he has redefined the very essence of what the world has come to think of as a water feature. His creativity and innovative spirit have led to the creation of The Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, The Dubai Fountain, Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, the Cauldrons at the XXII and XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Sochi, Wynn Palace in Macau, and Aquanura at The Efteling in the Netherlands.  Read more.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 12:30AM-1:30PM | Roble Arts Gym
EHR National Symposium

Join Stanford Medicine for its second EHR National Symposium, where leading experts from health care, technology, and policy will discuss the future of electronic health record systems and their potential to advance personalized and predictive medicine.
Read more.

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 8:30AM-1:00PM |Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


Web Designer

STS Director, Dr. Paul Edwards is looking for an STS student (preferably) to move his personal website from the University of Michigan to Stanford. The job involves not just moving the site files to Stanford servers, but completely redesigning the site, which has not been renovated for about 10 years. It was originally designed in Adobe Dreamweaver. He’d like the new version of the site to use Wordpress or another simple, open system that will allow quick and easy updates.

Required qualifications include: excellent web design experience, excellent written English (to avoid typos), and knowledge of HTML, Dreamweaver, and modern web hosting systems.

Pay: $25/hr

Please send a CV and at least one example of a website you’ve designed to

Tesla Digital Design Technologies Internship

Digital Design Technologies is a software development group inside the Tesla design studio. The team creates state-of-the-art tools which improve the way Tesla conceives its products. 
This position will help this group research and develop new modeling tools in a groundbreaking technology suite, which is changing the way surfaces are created. 
Although the main focus point will be surface-centered math, successful applicants will also be involved in key software development. 
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Innovation/Emerging Products Summer Internship

This internship will focus on identifying trends in innovation, technology & hospitality and figuring out how to apply these trends in impactful ways that improve the guest & crew experiences.
This role will require collaboration within the innovation team and across the company. We are looking for someone that is a creative problem solver and has a desire to bring big ideas to life that influence the way we operate using advanced and emerging technology.

We are the team that is promoting collaboration across the organization, inspiring exciting new thinking and delivering actionable solutions while embracing an entrepreneurial energy, attitude and passion. We focus on thinking differently, challenging conventions, taking intelligent risks & encouraging entrepreneurial ideals. We work on solutions that will delight guests and crew alike.  Read more. 
Mozilla Policy Intern

Are you passionate about the Open Web? Do you want to help protect the internet’s tremendous socioeconomic benefits through policy and advocacy?

Mozilla is hiring Policy Interns onto our teams throughout the nation. Our headquarters are based in the Bay Area, but we also have an opportunity in Washington D.C!

Mozilla works with our users and developers to provide products and services that make the Web more robust, and takes action when the Open Web is threatened. We engage in public policy matters when and where Mozilla can make a difference through both advancing and defending the Web.  Read more.
Wildlife Policy Interns—Wildlife Protection

Our Wildlife Protection department combats cruelty to wild animals, both captive and free-living, through education, outreach, and advocacy. We have an opportunity for interns (click to view position description) to learn about state and federal wildlife policy, and the animal protection and environmental protection fields. Interns will develop their research, drafting, community outreach and lobbying skills while networking with fellow animal and wildlife protection advocates. This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the nation's leaders in the wildlife protection field.  Read more.
Public Health Internship

Public Health interns will work with communities around the town of Tena to better understand access to healthcare and the interplay between traditional healing and western medical practices. They will work with local healthcare providers, traditional healers, and community members to assess current health-risk factors, outcomes, and treatment-seeking behaviors.
Interns will have valuable opportunities to learn about traditional medicinal plants and associated values and beliefs, and create strategies for providing integrated community healthcare.

Project objectives include understanding the current health situation in the communities to create strategies for community engagement; building relationships with communities and civil and public organizations in and around the Tena area; gaining a baseline understanding of the dual roles of traditional and western-style medicine in the health outcomes and behaviors of community members; and designing an effective intervention that integrates traditional and modern approaches to solve current local health issues.

Intern duties include conducting workshops with communities to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing; working with local health care providers, including public health services and traditional healers; spending time in communities to understand local medicinal practices; and creating informative reports summarizing findings. Read more.
Health Policy Intern

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and health policy institute that for more than two decades has offered expert analysis and facilitated convenings for California policymakers and decisionmakers focused on health reform. The work of ITUP is more important than ever as the shifting federal health reform landscape poses new and potentially daunting challenges to California’s progress in reducing the number of uninsured.

Located in Sacramento, California, the mission of ITUP is to promote innovative and workable policy solutions that expand health care access and improve the health of Californians. Through policy-focused research and broad-based stakeholder engagement, ITUP is a neutral facilitator seeking common ground among diverse stakeholders, including health care payers, providers, government, and advocates. ITUP offers objective analysis of state and federal policies affecting health care coverage, access and programs in California for state policymakers and health care leaders. ITUP hosts an annual statewide conference in Sacramento and facilitates regional and statewide workgroups on health policy topics. 
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Stanford Center for Digital Health 2019-2020 Intern

The Stanford Center for Digital Health (CDH) is hiring a 2019-2020 Intern! This highly motivated individual will have a unique opportunity to assist the Center in a diverse range of deliverables to advance digital health efforts at Stanford University School of Medicine and beyond. The paid, full-time position will last for 6 months starting September or October 2019 with the possibility of extension.

About CDH:
Launched in January 2017, the Stanford Center for Digital Health (CDH) is a School of Medicine resource that provides tools and opportunities to further collaboration and advancement of digital health. We find synergies and create collaborations between Stanford Medicine, digital health, and technology companies. CDH enables the Stanford community to create cutting-edge advancements at the intersection of health care and technology. The center also provides training on developing and implementing digital health tools for clinical practice. 
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