Grand Rounds

February 8, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Discovery: Leadership Lessons from Challenging Situations

Maureen Bisognano, MS

Latest News

Google+ Hangout Highlights Stanford’s Internal Medicine Residency Program

While interviewing season is an exciting time for prospective residents, it can also be a stressful one. You’re honing your interviewing skills while crisscrossing the country, trying to determine where you want to spend the next few years of your training.

Telling patient stories to teach new medical students

I once sat in on a medical school class at Stanford as a reporter in which the professor Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD, invited a cancer patient to come help him teach about oncology.

"We took an oath to do no harm": Medical students show support for Affordable Care Act

Dozens of white coats were carefully laid out to cover the steps of a Stanford Medicine building yesterday afternoon as part of the #ProtectOurPatients campaign, a grassroots movement seeking to defend the Affordable Care Act.

Spectrum awards $1.74 million in pilot grants to 43 projects

Stanford's clinical and translational research center has awarded funding to teams of multidisciplinary investigators who are tackling health care problems through novel approaches.

Gastroenterology Motility Symposium set for Feb. 10

Stanford’s Stephen Luby to direct health evaluation of prestigious research collaboration led by Monash University to revitalize slums through water management strategies.

Using water to improve life in global slums

"The reason [this grant] matters so much is because planetary health matters so much. And the ability to be able to connect what’s happening on the planet to human health in a way that leverages the rigorous scientific capacities of cutting edge research – the types of research that Stanford really values."

The new travel ban, national security, and immigration

On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed an executive order restricting travel to the United States of people from seven largely Muslim countries (currently Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen) designed, he said, to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States. In this Q&A, immigration law expert Jayashri Srikantiah and national security law expert Shirin Sinnar discuss the order, its potential consequences, and the law.

Special Topic: Immigration Policy Issues

As events continue to unfold regarding federal immigration policy, this page provides resources for members of the Stanford community.

Science gets political: The March for Science

Updated 2/1/17: The Washington D.C. march has been scheduled for April 22. *** 1/26/16: Last weekend’s post-inauguration Women’s March was one of the largest demonstrations in recent times.

Abraham Verghese: "Leadership is not about knowing – it's about listening."

Listening well is one of the most important leadership skills, Abraham Verghese, MD, told about 25 undergraduate students at a recent Stanford’s Student Activities and Leadership Leadership n' Lunch event.

Reimagining nutrition education: Doctor-chefs teach Stanford medical students how to cook

Stanford medical students still learn traditional topics like anatomy, genetics and neuroscience. But now, they can also learn how to cook, thanks to a new hands-on course developed in part by Stanford’s Michelle Hauser, MD.

The Global Health Advocate: Josh Biddle

"I chose to attend Stanford because it is a world class institution that does groundbreaking research but also cares deeply about the individual lives and careers of its trainees."

Upcoming Grand Rounds

February 15, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Colorectal Cancer Screening: 2017 Update

Medicine Grand Rounds

February 22, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Lessons from Virtual Primary Care/Digital Health: Where do we go from here?

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

February 7, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis: When, how, and what to do about it?

Cancer Education Seminar

February 8, @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Subspecialty Conference

Pulmonary and Critical Care

February 9, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine / Cardiology Grand Rounds

Cardiology Grand Rounds

February 8

A Crucible for Science, Health, and the Environment


February 9, @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Finding Signals in Human Genome Sequencing Studies: Data, Models, and Inference

BMIR Research Colloquium

February 9, @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Continuity of Care Clerkship

Period 8 Didactic Conference

February 10, @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Hypercapnic Respiratory or Ventilator Management

PCCM Fellows' Didactic Lecture

February 10, @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Gastroenterology Motility Symposium

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

February 10, @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Air Pollution and Asthma: Challenges and Lessons Learned

PCCM Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions is a new initiative with a bold mission – to create an open space to explore uncommon interdisciplinary solutions to our world’s most pressing problems and to become an internationally recognized model of a purposeful, high-impact, and interdisciplinary research ecosystem. The Catalyst Collaborative is seeking to fund two interdisciplinary project teams during their pilot year, each receiving $3 million over 3 years. The Catalyst will be holding several small interactive workshops throughout the month of February to help interested applicants identify potential team partners and refine research ideas. Learn more.

The San Mateo Probation Department is soliciting proposals through February 14 for their Youth and Family Program and their Youth Activities and Mental Health Services. The County is interested in evidence-based or promising practice youth and family programs that promote resiliency, pro-social behavior, and emotional wellbeing. Learn more.

Applications for the Coulter Translational Grant Program are due February 15. The program provides $100,000 grants for translational projects in medical devices, diagnostics, mobile health and biotechnology, with desirable outcomes including commercial products, licenses and start-up companies. Learn more.

Stanford is accepting applications through February 22 for the David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Recipients receive $875,000 over five years. All applicants must be faculty members who are in the first three years of their faculty careers (assistant professors with PI eligibility). Submit all School of Medicine applications to Jeanne Heschele at Learn more.

Submission Guidelines:

File name: Last name_Packard_2017.pdf

  1. Title Page: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering, Proposal title, Name of the PI, title, department, address, phone, email
  2. Letter of recommendation printed on your department letterhead signed by either your Division Chief or your Department Chair addressed per the following (according to your School). This letter should describe first hand knowledge of the nominee's ability to do creative research. Nominees with a joint appointment can submit one letter signed by both department chairs. School of Medicine: address your letter to Dr. Peter Sarnow and the School of Medicine Awards commitee members c/o Jeanne Heschele
  3. Research Statement (based on the sponsor's guidelines) The research statement is limited to 1,400 words (maximum two pages of text, prepared in 12- point font with 1-inch margins). If there are relevant figures, images or references, please include these separately on a third page. Research Statement by nominee on why the research is important, outlining general goals for the next five years. Include general statement of how funds will be spent. This does not need to be a detailed budget and will not be binding on the actual use of funds.
  4. PI Biosketch
  5. List of ALL support, current and pending. Include sponsor name, term, amount of funding, etc.

Internal funding opportunity: The Stanford Center for Digital Health is soliciting applications through February 26 for its inaugural seed grant program focused on the innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare. Recipients will receive Apple Watches and a grant of up to $10,000 in direct costs. Learn more.

Applications are being accepted through March 1 for Spectrum’s KL2/TL1 Training Awards. The awards are career mentored training awards for junior faculty, fellows, residents, medical and doctoral students providing both tuition and salary support with an emphasis on education and training in clinical and translational research. The KL2 Program is especially designed for senior fellows and junior faculty, and provides complete tuition support and partial salary support (75%) for a period of 2 years. The TL1 Program would serve your pre-doctoral and post-doctoral awardees who seek formal training in CTR-related methods. The TL award provides limited tuition and the potential for full stipend support for one year (depending on pre or post-doctoral status), and requires full-time research or study. Learn more.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are now accepting applications for their Ten Day Seminar July 23-August 4. The Seminar is a unique program for physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals designed to provide training in new areas of investigation and application of new methods related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease and stroke, including descriptive epidemiology, quality of care and outcomes research, genetic epidemiology, policy, and environmental approaches to health. Learn more.

Applications are now open for Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) design fellowship. CERC is seeking early-career aspiring innovators from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become leaders in the design of higher value health care. Fellows will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design new care models. Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis; and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For further information contact Dominic Boccaccio at Learn more.

Announcements »

View the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s statement on the recent Executive Order on immigration. Learn more.

Students, fellows, post docs and colleagues – apply today through March 1 for a new course entitled “IDEO, Presence, and Human Experience in Medicine.” This course partners with IDEO to bring design thinking to the challenges of diagnostic error in medicine. Throughout the course, class participants will work with leadership – including IDEO designers and Abraham Verghese – to define a specific challenge and utilize the design thinking process to create deployable solutions. Learn more.

Join Stanford Medicine and Stanford Law School for a Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium on March 6. This event aims to highlight research being done across interdisciplinary fields on race and law enforcement and the public health impact of police violence against minority groups. Learn more.

The next faculty meeting will be held on March 20. Learn more.

Faculty members from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Medicine have combined their research and strategic insights into a rigorous, relevant and experiential curriculum, which they'll deliver over the course of a week in March. Learn more about "The Innovative Health Care Leader" here.

In the News

"Making cardiology family-friendly helps men and women" - In this video, Bob Harrington discusses the low number of women employed in cardiovascular medicine.

"Few women with early-stage breast cancer seek second opinion" - A survey shows few women with early-stage breast cancer seek a second medical opinion. Co-author Allison Kurian is quoted.

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