Medical center people

Helen Bronte-Stewart

Bertha Chen

Marilyn Winkleby

Euan Ashley, MD, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular), as of Dec. 1. He has applied translational and systems-based approaches to cardiomyopathy, as well as atherosclerosis and in-stent restenosis. Ashley's clinical research interests include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiovascular abnormalities in elite athletes.

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, has been promoted to associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences, as of Dec. 1. She serves as director of the Stanford Movement Disorders Center. Bronte-Stewart studies the use of deep brain stimulation procedures for the treatment of movement disorders.

Bertha Chen, MD, has been promoted to associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, as of Dec. 1. Much of her research focuses on the anatomy and structure of the pelvis, as well as urogynecology.

Alice Whittemore, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Department of Health Research and Policy, received the 6th Annual NCI Rosalind E. Franklin Award for Women in Science during the 2007 NCI Intramural Scientific Retreat on Jan. 9 in Bethesda, Md. As part of the honor, Whittemore presented a lecture, titled "Eliminating deaths from breast and ovarian cancer."

Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, has been promoted to professor (research) of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, as of Dec. 1. Her research focuses on social determinants of health among low-income and ethnic minority populations, and on community-based interventions to address health disparities. She also founded the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, which promotes the representation of low-income groups in the health professions.