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Mijiza M. Sanchez, MPA, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean, Office of Medical Student Affairs, SoM Office of Student Services
Current Role at Stanford As the leader of a team of professionals engaged in the provision of comprehensive student services I am dedicated to proving leadership and direction for student programs ranging from orientation, advising, student wellness, learning strategies, financial aid to graduation as well as the transition to alumni status for both Medical and PhD students. In addition, I am responsible for developing tools to measure the effectiveness of service delivery to all student groups, faculty, and staff. I have the honor and privilege of managing the wonderful and amazing team within the Office of Medical Student Affairs. I happily serve as a Pre-major Advisor for Stanford undergraduate students.
Ph.D. Student in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, admitted Autumn 2013
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms driving cardiovascular development, disease, and regeneration. I am interested in basic cardiomyocyte biology, utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells for the in-vitro modeling of cardiovascular disorders, and using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for high-throughput drug screening/discovery. Outside of my research, I am also passionate about bioethics and science policy.
Administrative Director, Teaching and Mentoring Academy, School of Medicine - Student Affairs
Bio Christine Solari, Ed.D., is the Administrative Director of the Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy. In this role she collaborates with the faculty co-directors to oversee all aspects of the Academy's programming, which promotes excellence in teaching and mentoring through grants programs, teaching and mentoring skills training, peer coaching and mentoring programs, and appointments and promotions support.
Prior to this role, Christine served in the School of Medicine first as the Pre-clerkship Curriculum Manager in the Office of Medical Education and then as the Curriculum Administrator in the Registrar's Office. Before arriving at the School of Medicine, Christine held a variety of roles in education. Her classroom teaching experience includes serving as a lecturer at both SFSU and the College of San Mateo, as well as teaching in SFSU's Educational Opportunity Program's Summer Bridge. Her administrative experience includes serving as the Associate Director of California Campus Compact, a statewide membership organization that supports colleges and universities as they engage students in service learning, building bridges between their academic study and its application to real world problems. Additionally, she served as the director of Stanford Upward Bound, a federally-funded college access program for low-income high school students who will be the first in their families to attend college. In this role, Christine also taught Education 102: Examining Social Structures, Power and Educational Access to Stanford undergraduates selected as Youth and Education Summer Fellows. Her passion for teaching and educational equity is the common thread that runs through her professional experience.
Christine earned her B.A. in English with minors in Women's Studies and French at U.C. Davis, her M.A. in English Literature with an emphasis on teaching composition at San Francisco State University, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. Her doctoral dissertation studied anti-racist teaching at a public high school. Outside of work, Christine is a lifelong student of ballet, a member of the Oakland-based SambaFunk dance group, and part of the teaching team for the Untraining, a facilitator training focused on ending collusion in racism and all forms of oppression.
Information Services Librarian, School of Medicine - Lane Medical Library
Current Role at Stanford Instructional Program Coordinator, Lane Medical Library
Associate Director of Programs, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Current Role at Stanford Associate Director of Programs, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Program Manager, Stanford-SJSU IRACDA Program