我今天代表总统和教务长写信，转发关于一名学生的悲惨消息。今天早些时候，Lloyd Minor 院长和医学教育高级副院长 Neil Gesundheit 向我们的医学院社区发送了以下信息。没有什么比失去一个年轻的生命、失去一个朋友和同学更困难的了。我们都深有体会，即使我们没有幸认识这个人，即使我们无法透露学生的名字，因为我们尊重家人的隐私愿望。我们是一个非常关心和关心彼此的社区。在这些时候，我们需要深入到这种关怀的井中寻求支持。请放心，我们在这里为所有大学社区成员提供帮助。您将在此处找到资源，包括准备在今天下午与您交谈的助手的联系信息。我们将在可用时转发更新。与此同时，让我们为彼此以及这位亲爱的学生的朋友、家人和亲人在心中留出空间。
February 4, 2021: After the message below was sent to the campus community, the university was able to identify the medical student as Rose Wong. The university is working with her family to plan a memorial and will share details when they are confirmed.
Dear students, faculty and staff,
I am writing today on behalf of the president and provost to forward tragic news about a student. The following message was sent earlier today from Dean Lloyd Minor and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Neil Gesundheit to our School of Medicine community. There is nothing more difficult than the loss of a young life, of a friend and classmate. We all feel this deeply, even if we did not have the good fortune to know the individual, and even as we are unable to share the student’s name as we honor the family’s wish for privacy. We are a community that cares deeply about and for one another. During these times, we need to reach into the wells of that care for support. Please be assured that we are here to help all university community members. You will find resources, including contact information for helpers ready to speak to you this afternoon, listed here. We will forward updates as they become available. In the meantime, let’s hold space in our hearts for each other and for this dear student’s friends, family and loved ones.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
IN MEMORY OF ROSE WONG
By George Benes, MD Point Scholar
Stanford University School of Medicine
Rose Wong grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and spent her early years as the ambitious, quiet, “only son” of a Chinese-immigrant family. At the age of 15, having found she was ill-suited to becoming a man, Rose began coming out as a queer trans woman. During her senior year of high school, Rose applied to Smith College (a historical women’s college), and the school twice refused to read her application based on the “male” gender marker on her financial aid papers. In response, she started a national campaign which led to over 12 women’s colleges– including Smith–to adopt trans woman inclusive policies. Her activist work has been featured in Time, The New York Times, and other media outlets. As she connected with labor activists and feminists of color during the campaign, she broadened her understanding of systemic oppression and began considering ways she could help marginalized communities to thrive: this is what brought her activist heart to medicine. Rose graduated from the University of Connecticut as a pre-medical-track English major. At Stanford Medicine, she planned to pursue an MD/MPH degree, and to one day serve as a clinical academic caring for patients’ hormonal health while contributing research to nonprofits that benefit LGBT youth. She was especially interested in improving trans health outcomes, finding out the long-term effects of hormone therapies, and working to ensure that the next generation inherits a health care system that serves all of us.
Rose is remembered as a dear friend and fierce advocate for the trans community who was an inspiration to many.