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This week's grand rounds

March 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Jonas Salk: American Hero, Scientific Outcast

Charlotte D. Jacobs, M.D. is the Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine (Emerita) at Stanford University.

Our Latest News

Oncologist Charlotte Jacobs to receive Hewlett Award

To her surprise, Charlotte D. Jacobs, MD (professor [emerita], Oncology), is this year’s winner of the Hewlett Award. “I was shocked,” she said.

Sheryl Davies is the Employee of the Month

“It was somewhat fortunate I wasn’t wearing cycling or running clothes to the [Employee of the Month] breakfast,” says Sheryl Davies.

Hey, Siri, I’m depressed

A new study found that telephone conversational agents often failed to provide appropriate information when asked questions about mental health and domestic violence issues.

Fieldwork fail: FSI faulty share lessons learned the hard way

Experimentation is a powerful tool to understand cause and effect, said Casey, but a tool only works if it's implemented properly. Learning from failure makes for an interesting panel discussion. The speakers' hope is that it also makes for better research in the future.

Misleading p-values showing up more often in biomedical journal articles, study finds

A review of p-values in the biomedical literature from 1990 to 2015 shows that these widely misunderstood statistics are being used increasingly, instead of better metrics of effect size or uncertainty.

5 Questions: Bruce Reitz recalls the world’s first heart-lung transplant

The surgeon who led the team that performed the first successful heart-lung transplant 35 years ago discusses his recollections of the patient and the operation.

Featured Fellow: Fátima Rodriguez

Fátima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, is currently a second-year cardiology fellow at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

Ready, set, match: It’s Match Day!

A day unlike any other has arrived: Match Day, the medical school rite of passage where soon-to-be doctors learn where they will spend their residencies.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Citius, Altius, Fortius: Semper Vigilo! Doping in Sport

April 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: From The Bubble Boy to Home Transplants

Department Events

March 22 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Hepatic Metastectomies in Advanced Colon Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

March 22 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Eye Infection – Role of the ID Consultant

ID Lecture Series

March 22 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

With Andrew Plump

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

March 23 @ 12:00 pm

Frontiers in Diabetes and Metabolism Research Symposium

Bridging Clinical and Basic Sciences

March 23 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

IP and Sleep Medicine

PCCM Subspecialty Conference

March 23 @ 4:30-6:00 pm


Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

March 25 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Interstitial Lung Disease – Management Part II

PCCM Didactic Lecture

March 25 @ 7:00-8:00 am


Fellows Didactic Lecture

March 25 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Triumphs and Challenges in Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Special Oncology Seminar

March 25 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for the PCCM Physician

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Siri, I want to commit suicide’ and other statements likely to yield unhelpful responses from your phone” - A new study by Stanford and UCSF found that telephone conversational agents often fail to provide appropriate information when asked questions about mental health and domestic violence issues. Lead author Adam Miner is quoted.

Washington Post

Additional Coverage

NPR: Siri and other phone assistants don’t always help in a crisis

Bloomberg: Siri doesn’t have the answers to some mental health concerns

Reuters: Smartphones not so smart with urgent medical questions

USA Today: Depressed? Don’t count on Siri, Google, or Cortana

KQED: Who’s more sympathetic when you’re depressed, Siri or Google?

San Jose Mercury News: Don’t ask Siri in time of crisis

CNN: Siri, I was raped’: Study compares smartphone responses in crises

“An unhealthy obsession with p-values is ruining science” - A review of p-values in biomedical literature shows the misunderstood statistics are being increasingly used. Senior author John Ioannidis provides comment.

“Patients in pain, and a doctor who must limit drugs” - Jonathan Chen provides comment on a Nebraska doctor trying to limit opioid use while minimizing pain.

New York Times

“Rare transplant procedure at Stanford Hospital saves two women’s lives” - This article highlights a “domino donor” operation that took place at Stanford. Joseph Woo, Jack Boyd, and Michael Fowler are quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

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