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Physician, author Abraham Verghese receives National Humanities Medal

Join us in congratulating Abraham Verghese who just received the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal from President Obama. The citation reads, "to Abraham Verghese, for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise. His range of proficiency embodies the diversity of the humanities – from his efforts to emphasize empathy in medicine, to his imaginative renderings of the human drama.”

This week's grand rounds

September 28 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Relationship Between Life Expectancy and Income in the US: New Evidence & Policy Lessons

Presenter: Raj Chetty, PhD

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Endocrine Society Names Laurence Katznelson as 2017 Laureate

The Endocrine Society has announced its 2017 Laureate Award Winners. Laurence Katznelson, MD, named “Outstanding Educator” by the Society, is among 14 leaders in the endocrine field to receive laureate honors this year. The annual awards – recognized as the highest achievements in the endocrinology field.

Stanford part of Bay Area Biohub collaboration for health research

Faculty from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UCSF will receive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study biotechnology.

Stanford Health Care addresses needs of an aging population

The Aging Adult Services program at Stanford Health Care helps patients and families make decisions and navigate care.

State of Stanford Medicine event focuses on precision health, diversity

At a panel discussion on Sept. 22, Stanford Medicine’s leaders highlighted accomplishments from the past year and discussed future opportunities.

With patients in mind, looking to improve medical research.

Throughout the late ’80s and ’90s, clinicians had prescribed hormone therapy to millions of menopausal women to help with hot flashes and other unpleasant side effects. But in 2002 a new study based on the Women’s Health Initiative delivered some jaw-dropping results.

How does a heart defect start? Stanford scientists use stem cells to find out

For years, pediatric cardiologists have been trying to understand the origin of a puzzling structural defect of the heart muscle wall, a congenital problem called left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC).

Department Events

September 27 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction

Cancer Education Seminar

September 27 @ 5:30-6:30 pm

Dealing with Conflict Over “Appropriate Care”: How can Clinicians do Better?

26th Annual Jonathan King Lectureship

September 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Bringing health, education and hope to African slum communities

Conversations in Global Health

September 29 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Understanding Human Disease Relationships Through Integrated Molecular and Clinical Analysis

BMIR Research in Progress

September 30 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Targeting Tension Transmission in Asthma

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Special Announcement

The School of Medicine is consolidating its endpoint computing support structure under Information Resources & Technology (IRT). This new model—which affects desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, but not servers—is defined by teams responsible for geographically delineated zones such as Lokey/CCSR or Edwards/Lane. IRT already provides support for some of our remote locations including Redwood City and 1520 Page Mill, and in the coming weeks, they will begin to adopt CV Medicine employees based in Falk, BMIR in MSOB, and SCCR in 1070 Arastradero. IRT’s transition team will work closely with Division Chiefs and Managers, Cathy Garzio, Jack Zeng, Jeff Melton, and Medicine’s IT staff throughout this process to ensure a smooth, carefully planned hand-off. For questions, contact Jack Zeng of Medicine or Daniel Paepcke of IRT.

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In the News

“Science’s arbiter of disputes, the meta-analysis, is falling prey to bias” - John Ioannidis discusses flaws in meta-analyses.


“Serious drug side effects are massively underreported in medical papers” - John Ioannidis discusses a new study that found that 64% of drug or medical device side effects are left out of the reports clinicians base their decisions on.

“How to be your own doctor” - Randall Stafford provides tips to manage one’s health outside of the doctor’s office.

“Compensation in cardiology: A ‘sobering’ issue for women” - Robert Harrington discusses pay disparities between men and women cardiologists with Pamela Douglas.


“CIRM grantees reflect on ten years of iPS cells” - Joseph Wu discusses the impact of iPS cells in his research.


"Human germs and bacteria seen as weapons in fight against cancer” - This segment looks at how the human microbiota my help prevent cancer and improve treatments. Ami Bhatt is featured.


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