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This week's grand rounds

November 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Asian American Health: Learning Through Diversity

Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is an internist and clinical researcher. Her work has focused on the study of different racial/ethnic populations in the areas of obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk.

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Green Button: the promise of personalizing medical practice guidelines in real time

For most patients, treatment guidelines are fuzzy at best and, at worst, nonexistent, forcing clinicians to rely on educated guesswork. But thanks to advances in computation, data processing and telecommunication, that may be about to change.

Op-ed: It’s time to talk honestly about dying

Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to communicate well. One of my earliest experiences as a palliative care doctor was at the bedside of a man with advanced cancer who was having trouble eating and keeping up his weight.

Dean Lloyd Minor on his vision for Stanford Medicine

It’s been nearly three years since Lloyd Minor, MD, took the helm as dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. In that time some exciting and significant changes have taken place at Stanford Medicine and beyond.

Nicole Feldman is the Department of Medicine’s Employee of the Month

An “outstanding asset.” The “glue that keeps our unit together.” A “superior contributor.” These are just some of the many accolades used to describe Nicole Feldman, the Department of Medicine’s Employee of the Month for September.

The Bob Harrington Show: The Science of the Art of Medicine author interviewed

In the latest episode of “The Bob Harrington Show” on Medscape’s theheart.org, Department Chair Bob Harrington interviews John Brush, author of The Science of the Art of Medicine.

A new tool to treat atrial fibrillation

The first time Susan Klein’s heart stopped, and then started again, she was very frightened. But she didn’t run for the phone to call a doctor. Klein had a pretty good idea of what had happened.

The devil you know: Experts discuss the public-health consequences of e-cigarettes

How do we reduce health risk in the face of harm that can’t be eradicated completely? That’s the question that the medical school’s dean, Lloyd Minor, MD, presented to the audience at Monday’s Health Policy Forum on e-cigarettes.

New bioengineering major off to its first year

From its outset, Stanford sought to imbue the Bioengineering Department with the different but essential traditions of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine.

Watch Sandeep Jauhar’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Doctored: The Disillusionment of the American Physician.”

Upcoming Grand Rounds

November 11 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Responding to Emerging Respiratory Viral Threats

Frederick G. Hayden, MD, is Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

November 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Making and Breaking Immune Tolerance in Asthma and Allergies

Dr. Kari Nadeau is one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy. Her medical research and clinical practice, in addition to her accomplishments in drug development in the biotech industry, have given her the tools to manage the complex web of asthma and allergy research.

Department Events

November 2 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Improving Research Methods and Practices—METRICS and Beyond

METRICS Forum

November 3 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions

Cancer Education Seminar

November 3 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Malaria/Febrile Returned Travelers

Infectious Diseases

November 4 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Trade-offs of Simplifying Complex Choices: Early Evidence From the ACA Exchanges

Research in Progress

November 6 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Seizures in the ICU

PCCM Didactic Lectures

November 6 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Cystic Fibrosis

Fellows Didactic Lecture

November 6 @ 9:00-10:00 am

General GI Histopath

GI Lectures

November 6 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Chris Nguyen

PCCM Journal Club

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Meat is linked to higher cancer risk, W.H.O. report finds” - John Ioannidis comments on new WHO report linking processed meat to higher cancer risk.

New York Times


Additional Coverage:
New York Times: "Meat as a cause of cancer"
San Jose Mercury News: "Food experts say WHO report on cancer and meat is spot on"

“It’s not just Paxil: Your antidepressant could be dangerous to your health” - A new study finds that as many as a third of drug meta-analyses are written by employees in the pharmaceutical industry. Co-author John Ioannidis is quoted.

Salon.com


“Dean Winslow wins settlement from Santa Clara County and gives it to charity” - Dean Winslow will donate his Santa Clara County settlement to a trust that will help Syrian and Iraqi war victims.

San Jose Mercury News


“Stanford Medicine Green Button Project in works” - Three Stanford researchers are using advances in computation and data processing to improve treatment guidelines. Nigam Shah is featured in this article.

Stanford Daily


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