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SOMGEN 150Q: Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Biology and Medicine

This course explores and challenges the physiological basis for distinguishing human "males" and "females", expands the concepts of "intersex" beyond reproductive anatomy/physiology (i.e. beyond the genitalia), and discusses some known consequences of "gender biases" in medical diagnoses and treatments. The influence of gender (sociocultural) "norms", i.e. gendered behaviors and relations, on human biology is juxtaposed with the role of biological traits on the construction of gender identity, roles and relationships, thereby focusing on the interactions of sex and gender on health and medical outcomes. Problems that may arise by labeling conditions that vary in incidence, prevalence and/or severity across the "male-female" spectrum as "men's" or "women's" health issues will be discussed. In addition, the importance of recognizing the spectrum of sex and gender, as well as sexual orientation, in clinical practice from pediatric to geriatric populations, will be highlighted, with consideration of varying perspectives within different race/ethnic, religious, political, and other groups.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Stefanick, M. (PI)

SOMGEN 213: The Art of Observation: Enhancing Clinical Skills Through Visual Analysis

Offers medical students the opportunity to enhance their observational and descriptive abilities by analyzing works of art in the Stanford museums. Working with the Cantor Arts Center staff and Stanford Art History PhD candidates, students spend time in each session actively looking at and describing works in the gallery. Discussion with medical school faculty follows, providing a clinical correlate to the gallery session. Classes interrogate a different theme of medical observation and clinical practice and includes opportunities for an applied clinical session in the hospital with course-affiliated physicians.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

SOMGEN 227: Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Internship Development

Restricted to graduate students (year 3 and onward) and postdocs in Stanford Biosciences program. Focus is on career exploration and securing internship opportunities. Covers career exploration tools and exercises to help students and postdocs clarify academic and professional priorities, and empower them to take charge of their careers through hands-on internship experiences fitting their skills, interests, and values. Topics include identifying and planning for career of choice, targeting employers, securing an offer and pathways to on-the-job success. Guest speakers include company representatives and recruiters.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: ; Krams, S. (PI); Stern, M. (PI)

SOMGEN 227A: Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Internship Program Practicum

Restricted to graduate students (year 3 and onward) and postdocs in the Stanford Biosciences program who have completed SOMGEN 227. Focus is on internship progress and future career goals. Topics include update on progress of internship goals, planning for future career goals and return to academic research, internship activities, culture and mentorship.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: ; Eberle, S. (PI)

SOMGEN 230: Sexual Function and Diversity in Medical Disciplines (CHPR 230, FEMGEN 230, FEMGEN 230X)

(Same as FEMGEN 230). This course is coordinated seminar series that presents evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention guidelines by clinical and translational research and population health science faculty of clinical departments other than Medicine (the focus of CHPR 260) of the Stanford School of Medicine, including; Anesthesiology & Perioperative, & Pain Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery and Urology, CHPR master's program students must enroll for a letter grade and priority for enrollment will be given to current CHPR students. For third unit, graduate students attend INDE 215 Queer Health & Medicine and complete assignments for that section. For third unit and WAYs, undergrads enroll in SOMGEN 130. Prerequisites: CHPR 201 or HUMBIO 126/CHPR 226 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: ; Stefanick, M. (PI)

SOMGEN 239: Preparation and Practice for Biotechnology Business and Finance

Open to School of Medicine graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows. Focus on the process of new company development and skills for success in biotechnology business, entrepreneurship and finance, including management/leadership skill development, awareness of business terminology and theory. Topics include: financial analysis, feasibility, IP, case practice.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 284: The Startup Garage: Testing and Launch (CHEMENG 484)

This is the second quarter of the two-quarter series. In this quarter, student teams expand the field work they started in the fall quarter. They get out of the building to talk to potential customers, partners, distributors, and investors to test and refine their business model, product/service and market. This quarter the teams will be expected to develop and test a minimally viable product, iterate, and focus on validated lessons on: the market opportunity, user need and behavior, user interactions with the product or service, business unit economics, sale and distribution models, partnerships, value proposition, and funding strategies. Teams will interact with customers, partners, distributors, investors and mentors with the end goal of developing and delivering a funding pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and faculty.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 299: SPRC Education Program Internship

Internship with Stanford Prevention Research Center Education Programs with focus on program administration and development. SPRC education programs include Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM), Health 4 All (H4A), and Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR).
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
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