I was so proud of the work of the staff and managers in our department. Once again, it reminds me how our investment in great people has a ripple effect not just here at Stanford, but across the country.
Ultimately, as Zeng explains, the interest generated by the three projects was “quite a testament to the value we created.” These ideas, projects, processes, and even co-worker reunions and the making of new friendships will continue to help both conference attendees and the people who bring them back to campus. The goal, as Zeng says, is to make Stanford DOM the best medical department in the country. And as this conference proves, no staff in the French overseas departments rests on their laurels.
Ramachandran agrees: “The positive energy of the in-person attendees translated into active engagement in the sessions. It was a great place for mutual learning and networking! »
Picache and others hope this experience is the first of many for DOM staff. “Presenting and participating in conferences is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our ideas and work, share them with our peers, and potentially even collaborate with them,” she says, “and it’s a great way to celebrate what we do and represent the Department of Medicine at Stanford. I would really like to encourage all of our colleagues to think about their own projects and consider presenting them. Anyone can do it.
Cathy GarzioMBA, Vice President and DFA for DOM, attended all of the presentations and said, “I was so proud of the work of the staff and managers in our department. I’m sure other participants brought good ideas back to their home institutions. Once again, it reminds me how our investment in great people has a ripple effect not just here at Stanford, but across the country. Not only has this work been impactful, innovative and important, as our President, Dr. Harrington likes to say, but our team has clearly had a lot of fun working together and presenting these great projects and ideas.