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This week's grand rounds

August 26 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Mobile Health: Re-engineering the “Point-of-Care” for Research, Prevention, and Disease Management

Dr. Mike McConnell research studies novel MRI and molecular imaging techniques, from mouse to man, to evaluate coronary artery and vascular diseases, including the characterization of atherosclerotic plaque and vascular inflammation.

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Family medicine interest group receives Program of Excellence Award

Stanford University’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) received a 2015 Program of Excellence Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for excellence in exposure to family medicine and family physicians.

Bacterial community in pregnant women linked to preterm birth, study finds

A specific pattern of high bacterial diversity in the vagina during pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study finds.

Scientists say e-cigarettes could have health impacts on developing world

Two researchers are urging greater regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes in poorer countries, where sales of the devices are growing.

Five faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

James Chang, Jeffrey Feinstein, Mary Hawn, Calvin Kuo and Ivan Soltesz have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.

“This Week in Medicine” with Bob Harrington and Michael Gibson

Bob Harrington and Michael Gibson discuss why interventional cardiologist should be concerned about LDL lowering.

New clinical trial agreements expedite contract negotiations

The adoption of standardized clinical trial and confidentiality agreements will help reduce the time it takes to get sponsored clinical studies up and running.

Podcast: How would you like to die? A conversation with Stanford’s VJ Periyakoil

To get these conversations started far and wide, VJ Periyakoil, MD, launched the Stanford Letter Project – a campaign to empower all adults to take the initiative to talk to their doctor about what matters most to them at life’s end.

Grand Rounds

September 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Jeanne Tsai

Jeanne L. Tsai is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research examines how cultural ideas and practices shape the emotions that people actually feel, emotions that people want to feel, and the implications these processes have for mental health and well-being across the life span.

September 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Michael Marks

Dr. Michael P. Marks is an interventional neuroradiologist. View his CAP profile here.

Department Events

August 26 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Sub-Specialty Conference


August 26 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

Grand Rounds


August 27 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

General GI Histopath

GI Lectures

August 28 @ 8:00–9:00 am

GI Radiology

GI Lectures

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In the News

“Should anyone be given a blood transfusion?” - This article explores the ways that Jehovah’s Witnesses have changed the way that physicians think about blood transfusion. Lawrence Goodnough is quoted.

New Yorker

“Learning to deliver consistent healthcare” - David Chan discusses how to decrease healthcare spending by decreasing variation in practices.

QSB Insight

“13 weird noises your body makes and what they really mean” - This article examines 13 weird noises your body makes. Kurt Hafer is quoted.

Yahoo! News

“Interview with Charlotte Jacobs” - In this podcast, U.C. President Janet Napolitano and Charlotte Jacobs discuss the life of Jonas Salk.

The Commonwealth Club

“California right-to-die advocate dies, but not the way she wanted” - This article examines efforts to pass aid-in-dying legislation in California. Kavitha Ramchandran is quoted.


“Teens who try e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking” - Michele Barry and Andrew Chang are urging greater regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes in developing countries, where sales are growing.


“Premature births linked to certain bacteria” - A specific pattern of high bacterial diversity in the vagina during pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study finds. Senior author David Relman and lead author Daniel DiGiulio are quoted.


Additional Coverage:
NPR Shots: "Microbe mix may play role in preterm birth risk"
HealthDay: "Are vaginal germs linked to preemie birth?"
Fox News: "Mom’s bacteria during pregnancy linked with preterm birth"
Medical News Today: "Vaginal microbes may help predict preterm births"

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