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March 9, 2015

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Read on for the latest news and events, and keep up to date on all things DoM via Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

Latest News
Ginna Laport named president-elect of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Meet the chief residents.

"Baseline Study" Town Hall meeting scheduled for March 20.

Stanford Health Care feature: What you need to know about colon cancer.

State of the Department Presentation
The 'State of the Department' presentation by the Chair, Dr. Robert Harrington. Reception to follow.

Monday, March 9. 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, LKSC Berg Room B,C

Grand Rounds
March. 11: Regenerative Strategies for Diabetes. View event »
March. 18: How are Treatment Decisions Made? Insights from Encounters with Breast Cancer. View event »
March. 25: Rarest of the Rare—Sub-Phenotypes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. View event »

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Precision Microbiome Reconstitution. View event »
'State of the Department' Presentation. View event »
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series. View event »
Hematology/BMT Tuesday Seminars-Journal Club. View event »
Hematology/BMT Wednesday Didactic Seminar: Introduction to Bone Marrow Morphology. View event »
Vitamin D and Breast Cancer: The Role of Obesity to Stimulate Progression. View event »
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Hepatitis C Epidemiology and Pathophysiology. View event »

Abstract deadline has been extended to March 11 for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences annual meeting, co-hosted by the Stanford WSDM Center and Women’s Heart Health at Stanford. Abstracts should be emailed to More information »
Employee of the Month nominations must be submitted by March 15. View More »
On March 22, Stanford Health Care will host the Racing Hearts 5k/10k on the Stanford campus to support heart disease care and research. Learn more »
Eben Rosenthal, MD, a highly regarded otolaryngologist, cancer researcher and professor of surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named the next Associate Director of Clinical Care of the Stanford Cancer Institute and Medical Director of the Cancer Center effective July 1.

In the News
Medscape: "How to train your cardiology fellow"
In this podcast, Department Chair Bob Harrington and Harvard University's Duane Pinto discuss changes in academic cardiology.
The New York Times: "Study on chronic fatigue may help with diagnoses"
A multi-institution team including Jose Montoya has published a study in Science Advances showing a physiological basis for a diagnosis of systemic exertion intolerance disease (aka chronic fatigue syndrome).
Huffington Post: "Stanford program helps Vietnamese RN realize his eldercare calling"
V.J. Periyakoil is quoted in this article discussing how Stanford’s Palliative Care Education and training Program inspired a nurse.
Scope Blog: "One person’s normal = another person’s heart attack"
Rajesh Dash discusses his work at the Stanford South Asian Translations Heart Initiative.
Reuters: "Peanuts may lower risk of death from heart disease"
A new study found that a diet containing nuts, including the low-cost peanut, can benefit people from a variety of backgrounds. David Maron is quoted in this article.
Scope Blog: "A saintliness in so many of my patients"
In this podcast, Abraham Verghese discusses the rituals of medicine, novels and life.
The Atlantic: "A biological basis for chronic fatigue syndrome"
Jose Montoya’s work is reference in this article, which discuses several new studies that have shed light on systemic exertion intolerance disease.
The Fifth Estate (CBC Canada): "The war on wheat"
John Ioannidis weighs in on the anti-wheat revolution in this investigative feature.
ABC 7 News: "Stanford study looks at treating osteoarthritis in alternative way"
This segment looks at a clinical trial at Stanford that treats osteoarthritis as the result of chronic low-grade inflammation. Mark Genovese is featured.
Scope Blog: "Good medical technology starts with patients’ needs"
In this article, Stanford Biodesign fellows from India visit a clinic to learn about patients’ needs. Rajesh Dash is quoted.

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