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This week's grand rounds

January 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Secrets in the Sequence of Heart Disease Genes

Christine Seidman is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Our Latest News

Paul Bollyky’s Catalyst Award aims squarely at pseudomonas infections

Recently, Paul Bollyky, MD, DPhil (assistant professor, Infectious Diseases), learned that he was to receive a Catalyst Award from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.

Wounds too deep to heal: Study sheds light on which wounds may need special care

Kids heal fast; old folks a lot more slowly. We all know that. But what happens when wounds take far longer to heal than is normal?

In this 1989 oral history, hematologist Eugene Cronkite discussed his admission to Stanford, his interaction with Arthur Bloomfield, and his work with Marcus Krupp on pernicious anemia.

Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty

Crystal Mackall will lead the university’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.

Improving care for the frailest, elderly patients

Caring for the oldest, frailest patients isn’t easy. They can bounce in and out of the hospital with less-than-ideal outcomes.

Breast screening recommendations – finalized?

The simmering national debate over how often and at what age women should get mammograms has come to a full boil once again.

Are at-home gene-splicing kits a good idea? Stanford researchers weigh in

As demonstrated by the Foldscope, the uber-affordable microscope developed by Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash, PhD — there is real fervor for bringing easy, do-it-yourself science to the masses.

Precision health in action – The hunt for families with a high-cholesterol disorder

If I don’t know I have a genetic disease, I’m not very likely to seek treatment or change my lifestyle.

Vantage Point: We don’t just need precision medicine, we need precision health

The dean of the School of Medicine hopes the country’s leaders will set their sights higher in their quest to improve the health of the American people.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

January 27 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Kidney Transplants: Worth $1.3 Million Each, Who Wins The Lottery?

Philip J. Held, Ph.D., has a notable record as a builder and nourisher of medical research projects and organizations. Under Dr. Held’s tenure as Principal Investigator, the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) was founded and operated successfully for 9 years.

Department Events

January 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Treating the Tumor and Treating the Host

Cancer Education Seminar

January 19 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

With Jonathan Seidman

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

January 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Myocarditis

ID Lecture Series

January 20 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Radiology Case Discussions

PCCM Clinical Conference

January 20 @ 4:00-6:30 pm

Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer: Why is it Important and what are the Challenges?

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

January 29 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Tracheostomy – Timing, Complications, and Weaning

PCCM Didactic Lecture

January 22 @ 7:00-8:00 am

GI Pathology Polyps

Fellows Didactic Lecture

February 5 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Targeting EGFR-VGFR Crosstalk – Fundamental and Therapeutic Aspects

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“The outcome of my clinical trial is a mystery” - Results of many clinical trials remain difficult to access. John Ioannidis is quoted.

The Atlantic


“Biosecurity board grapples with how to rein in risky flu studies” - The National Scientific Advisory Board for Biosecurity is trying to decide whether the government should fund risky pathogen experiments. David Relman is quoted.

Science


“Bay Area biologist’s gene-editing kit lets do-it-yourselfers play God at the kitchen table” - David Relman weighs in on DIY gene-editing kits.

San Jose Mercury News


“An algorithm could know you have a genetic disease before you do” - Nigam Shah and Joshua Knowles are featured in this piece about using big data to combat familial hypercholesterolemia.

FiveThirtyEight


“Doctors and end-of-life discussions” - VJ Periyakoil, Philip Pizzo, and Josh Wilfong are featured in this segment about end-of-life discussions.

Religion and Ethics News weekly (PBS)


“CRISPR patent war: Billions at stake for UC Berkeley” - Mildred Cho weighs in on the CRISPR-Cas9 patent dispute.

KQED (NPR)


“Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong” - Christopher Gardner discusses the challenges that face nutrition research.

Vox


“Warning labels might stop parents from buying sugary drinks” - A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that labeling sugary drinks with health warnings caused fewer parents to give the beverages to their children. David Studdert provides comment.

Reuters


“Research gives context to addressing nation’s drug abuse crisis, review finds” - A new review examines the connection between prescription painkiller abuse and heroin abuse. Jonathan Chen provides comment.

Kaiser Health News


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