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Grand Rounds

April 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

A Hundred Year Flood: Rethinking Modern Medicine.

Vikas Saini, MD

Latest News

Stanford-AstraZeneca collaboration funds two new projects.

The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR), led by Kenneth Mahaffey, MD (professor of cardiovascular medicine), and AstraZeneca are pleased to announce that they have entered into the second year of their collaboration. The collaboration focuses on cardio-metabolic and respiratory diseases, oncology, mobile health (mHealth), innovations in clinical trial design and operations, big data and novel data analytics approaches, and innovative education and training initiatives.

An update from Stanford ValleyCare Hospitalist Teams.

The Stanford ValleyCare Hospitalist Group is within the Stanford Hospital Medicine Division. The Stanford ValleyCare Hospitalist group started in 2015 with one day team and one night team. The team expanded in 2016 to three day teams, one swing team, and one night team. Since inception, the team has cared for over 2,500 patients with over 12,500 encounters.

Ines Campero is our Employee of the Month.

Ines Campero works in the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions (HARTS) Lab within the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which Ines says, “conducts clinical trials to test the effectiveness of innovative programs that promote healthy behaviors and environments among diverse midlife and older adults.” Ines is the lab’s social science research professional, which she says, quite modestly, means, “I lead, help and guide the team. I make sure our studies run smoothly, on schedule and meet objectives.”

Drug discovery conference draws experts from academia, industry and government.

The 2017 Stanford Drug Discovery Conference will take place April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the medical school’s Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.
The conference brings together a variety of experts in drug discovery to discuss policy, research and venture topics. Speakers include leaders in the field from academia, industry and government.

Researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute.

The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology Howard Chang, MD, PhD, and professor of oncology Ronald Levy, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016.

Stanford launches free webinar series for health professionals on hot topics in medicine.

Stanford Medicine’s Center for Continuing Medical Education is launching a series of free webinars on hot topics in medicine, featuring Stanford experts who will provide guidance to physicians and other health professionals on controversial and challenging issues they may face in their practices.

Four research teams receive grants for cancer immunotherapy projects.

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford has awarded its first round of bench-to-bedside grants to four research teams at the School of Medicine.
These grants are designed for faculty with early-stage projects in cancer immunotherapy that might not be funded through traditional sources. Each team, consisting of both basic science and clinical investigators, will receive $200,000 over two years.

Medical malpractice reform likely back on the table.

The GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act may now be dead, but health policy experts say there are plenty of other health-care reforms the Trump administration may attempt.
Michelle Mello, PhD, JD, and David Studdert, ScD, both professors at Stanford’s medical school and law school and core faculty members at Stanford Health Policy, say medical malpractice reform, for one, is back on the federal policy agenda.

David Schneider appointed chair of microbiology and immunology.

David Schneider, PhD, has been appointed chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology. His five-year term began April 1. “This world-class department has seeded a good deal more than its fair share of academic scientists studying microbial pathogenesis and immunology,” said Schneider, professor of microbiology and immunology. “I hope to nourish this culture and teach it to our students and postdocs so that we can sustain the innovation and leadership our pioneering faculty has demonstrated.”

Upcoming Grand Rounds

April 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Diagnosis and Treatment of HLH in Adults.

Medicine Grand Rounds

April 26, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Weaker Sex? Vulnerable Men, Resilient Women, and Variations in Sex Differences in Mortality in the US and Globally.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

April 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Colon Cancer Screening and USPSTF Guidelines.

Cancer Education Seminar

April 11, @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Renal Denervation in Heart Failure.

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

April 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Assessment of VAD System Performance Based on
Technical Parameters.

Cardiology Grand Rounds

April 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Emergency Skills.

Primary Care CME Lecture Series

April 14, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Mass Lesions of Liver/ Approach to Suspected Chronic Liver Disease.

Fellows Didactic Lecture

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The V Foundation 2017 Cancer Research Program
The V Foundation is offering a limited $200,000 funding opportunity for all Stanford assistant professors whose research involves either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational cancer research. Because up to two applicants are permitted, a university-wide internal selection process is required. Internal applications are due April 17. Learn more.

George Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries
The Dr. George Rosenkranz Prize is awarded to a young Stanford researcher whose work aims to improve health care in the developing world. Aimed at fostering innovative and thoughtful research, the Rosenkranz Prize is a stipend of US$100,000 to foster innovative, thoughtful research over a two-year period. The Rosenkranz Prize is not simply a financial resource—it will also give its recipients an incubating network as they develop their careers. Eligible recipients include Stanford instructors, research associates, postdoctoral students or Stanford professors early in their career, without respect to chronological age, working in variety of disciplines. Applications are due April 21 Learn more.

Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
Applications are being accepted through April 25 for Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants. Through the Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will provide project awards to teams of investigators from both institutions conducting T3/T4 research to advance healthcare transformation. Investigators will receive up to $75,000 for one year to teams of investigators from both institutions to advance healthcare transformation. Learn more.

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Faculty Scholar Award
Applications are open now through June 1 for the 2017 CHRI Faculty Scholars Program. The CHRI Faculty Scholar Program will provide funds first for the scholar's remuneration and benefits and second to support research and other costs of the faculty member such that there shall be demonstrable, significant and meritorious scholarship/research activities related to innovation in maternal and child health. Learn more.

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Harman Faculty Scholar Award
Applications are open now through June 1 for the CHRI Harman Faculty Scholars Program. The CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar Program will provide funds first for the scholar's remuneration and benefits and second to support research and other costs. Applicants must have a mid-career faculty appointment and have their primary site of clinical and academic activity at the LCPH. Research must be related to maternal and child health. Learn more.

CERC Design Fellowship
Applications are now open for Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) design fellowship. CERC is seeking early-career aspiring innovators from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become leaders in the design of higher value health care. Fellows will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design new care models. Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis; and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For further information contact Dominic Boccaccio at Learn more.

Announcements »

View Cardiovascular Medicine’s latest newsletter. Learn more

If you are a PI who is planning to informally host high school students or undergraduates in your labs, the Office of Science Outreach has resources and guidelines for you to use. View resources, and learn more about the Office of Science Outreach here.

Stanford University is opening the process for submission of ideas to our entire community of 30,000 through an online platform. After submission, faculty, staff, postdocs and students who are members of Area Steering Groups will analyze the ideas and then all ideas will be considered by the Executive Cabinet. Learn more

As immigration policies continue to change, Stanford has compiled a list of immigration resources and information. Learn more

1st Generation Mentorship Program mentors and mentees, as well as the 1st Generation community at Stanford are invited to attend a panel discussion and dinner on April 11. The panel will be moderated by Mijiza Sanchez and will feature guest speakers Bob Harrington, Sharon Drost, Carlos Gonzalez, and Rosa Yu. Learn more

Julieta Gabiola will read from a new book, DISRUPT 2.0 Filipina Women: Daring to Lead, at Portland State University on April 12. Learn more about the event here, and explore the book here.

Stanford’s IT Open House will be held on April 13. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to engage with University IT staff, campus IT providers, and vendors who provide IT services and support to Stanford. Learn more

Registration is now open for TEDxStanford 2017: In the Moment, which will be held on April 23 at Cemex Auditorium. Learn more

Registration is now open for Stanford CVI’s 2nd Annual Drug Discovery Symposium on April 24. The conference will cover a broad range of policy, research and venture topics. Learn more

Save the date! The next All-Staff Meeting will be held on June 7.

Save the date for our annual State of the Department presentation. The event will be held June 27 from 5 – 6 p.m.

In the News

"How biased is science, really?" - This article cites research from John Ioannidis and Daniele Fanelli.

Washington Post

"Global gag rule: The result is life or death" - A study by Eran Bendavid found that when this Reagan-era policy was in place, abortion rates rose in countries that depended on U.S. funds.


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