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This week's grand rounds

March 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Age, Estimating GFR, and Living Kidney Donation

Jane Tan, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of nephrology at Stanford University. Her research explores the function older kidneys that have been transplanted into patients compared with younger ones.

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Thirty years of teaching teachers

Picture this: You are walking into your building and you see a close colleague you realize you haven’t spoken to in more than a month walking toward you.

Heather Ishak is the Department of Medicine’s Employee of the Month

As rewarding as working in a lab can be, it can also be difficult – complicated by a number of factors related technology, schedules, supplies and paperwork.

ClickWell Care: An online primary care program designed to meet the needs of young patients

When I was asked to write about Stanford’s new online primary care program I had no idea I’d become a patient while doing research for the story.

The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine reports on precision health

The winter issue of the magazine details work at Stanford advancing precision health. Also included is a Q&A with Tom Brokaw and an excerpt from neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s best-selling memoir When Breath Becomes Air.

Stanford conference highlights gender differences in heart health

Differences between men and women extend beyond the glaring to the surprising and medically relevant.

Stanford launches trial of upgraded heart pump device

A multicenter clinical trial has been launched to determine the efficacy of a new version of a heart pump designed to allow remote monitoring.

One hundred years of history at Stanford University: Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

The history of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Stanford spans a century long period, beginning not long after the founding of Stanford University.

New from the Stanford Medicine 25 blog: Name this abdominal mass

A 78 year woman presents with weight loss, lethargy and abdominal pain. Clinical examination showed abdominal distention and a firm, non-tender, irregular 1 cm nodule within the umbilicus.

Precision health in action: Using data to discover treatments that work (or don’t)

The promise of precision health comes to life in the work of Mark Hlatky, MD, professor of health research and policy and of medicine.

Building UK-US networks as a Young Investigator Finalist at the American Heart Association

Just a few months into my Fulbright British Heart Foundation (BHF) award, I had the privilege of being shortlisted for the prestigious Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Final by the American Heart Association.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Shock of Attention: Discoveries of Narrative Medicine

March 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Games Doctors Play: Innovation in Medical Education

Department Events

March 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Mismatch Repair Deficient Tumors

Cancer Education Seminar

March 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Tuberculosis Part 2

ID Lecture Series

March 1 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Cardiac Cellular Reprogramming – Doing the Unthinkable

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

March 2 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Adam Andruska

PCCM Journal Club

March 2 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Clostridium Difficile Infection – The Complex Interplay Between Host, Pathogen, and Microbiome

ID Special Seminar

March 2 @ 4:00-5:00 am

With Marcella Alsan

RIP Seminar

March 2 @ 4:30-5:30 am

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

Update on EUD-Guided Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy

March 3 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Understanding Obstacles to Eradication of HIV

ID Grand Rounds

March 4 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Pediatric GI-GERD, Hirschsprung, Defecation Disorders

Fellows Didactic Lecture

March 4 @ 7:00-8:00 am

High Risk PE

PCCM Didactic Lecture

March 4 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Narcolepsy and the Genetics of Sleep Disorders

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Scientists develop simple blood test to improve TB diagnosis, treatment” - Stanford researchers have developed a new test that can accurately diagnose active cases of tuberculosis. Senior author Purvesh Khatri is referenced.

Additional Coverage

Medpage Today: Three gene signature id’s active TB
Daily Mail: Simple new blood test detects TB – and can spot which patients are infectious
HealthDay: New TB test may help simplify diagnosis

“Families show up for Stanford conference on potentially life-threatening heart disease” - Stanford Health Care and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease recently hosted a free conference to raise awareness about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Euan Ashley is quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

“Not to diss Denosumab, but more data needed in breast cancer” - In this video, George Sledge discusses the role of bisphosphonates in adjuvant therapy for patients with breast cancer.


“Scalia suffered from many health problems” - The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from a variety of ailments. Mark Hlatky is quoted.

Associated Press

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