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This week's grand rounds

December 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Science of the Art of Medicine

Dr. John Brush graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1976 and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1980.

Our Latest News

Envisioning the Future, Building on Our Past

Our first annual publication reflects on the past and celebrates the future of the Department of Medicine.

Researchers find sleep gene linked to heart failure

Researchers have identified a previously unknown association between heart function and the narcolepsy-linked orexin receptor pathway, a finding that could provide a promising direction for treatment research.

“Chemobrain” studied by researchers at Stanford, MD Anderson

It’s an unfortunate fact that even successful cancer treatment can leave lasting scars.

CRISPR critters and CRISPR conundrums

There’s much ado about the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 this week.

Excessive antibiotic use in flu season contributes to resistance

The cold and flu season is upon us — and with that comes the potential overuse of antibiotics.

Watch Dan Siegel’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Mindsight in Medicine.”

Mindsight in Medicine: An Interpersonal Neurobiology View of Empathy in Clinical Care.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

December 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Perspectives on Being a Great Teacher and Department of Medicine Teaching Awards

Dr. Skeff is co-director and founder of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers that has trained more than 240 medical faculty from over 118 institutions. Please note: Department of Medicine Teaching Awards will be awarded at this Grand Rounds.

January 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Improving Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation Based on its Mechanisms

Dr. Narayan is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, a practicing cardiologist and a translational scientist in the field of arrhythmia medicine.

Department Events

December 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Viral Associated Head and Neck Cancers II

Cancer Education Seminar

December 8 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Can Exercise Teach Us to Treat Heart Failure?

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

December 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am


Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

December 9 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Case Discussions

PCCM Joint Chest Conference

December 10 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Type 2 Immunity in Tissue Homeostasis and Infection

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

December 11 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Imaging of Mediastinal Masses

PCCM Didactic Lecture

December 11 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Helicobacter Pylori Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications

Fellows Didactic Lecture

December 11 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Longitudinal Assessment of Vasoreactivity and Prognosis PAH

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“100 Notable Books of 2015” - Jonas Salk: A Life, by Charlotte Jacobs, has been selected as one of 100 Notable Books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review.

New York Times

“Got just a single observation? New journal will publish it” - Matters, a new online journal, allows researchers to publish single findings. John Ioannidis provides comment.

New York Times

“Connected stethoscope developed in Bay Area named among top inventions of 2015” - Errol Ozdalga and Ian Roberts demonstrate the Eko Core, a digital stethoscope that allows physicians to see, record, and share a patient’s heart sounds.


“Gene editing: Don’t use in human reproduction, prestigious panel says” - The National Academy of Sciences cautioned researchers against using CRISPR for human reproduction. Hank Greely and David Relman are quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

“What chemotherapy drug causes the worst ‘chemobrain’?” - A new study examined the effects of different types of chemotherapy on cognitive functioning. Senior author Douglas Blayney is mentioned.

Medical News Today

“The year in medicine 2015: news that made a difference” - The MyHeart Counts app is featured in Medscape’s 2015 ‘Year in Medicine’ slideshow.


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