Grand Rounds

January 25 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Reflections on Diversity at Stanford Medical School: Past, Present, and Future

Fernando Mendoza, MD

Latest News

Center for Digital Health opens at Stanford

The new Stanford center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling collaborations between faculty and industry and offering educational opportunities.

Paul Kwo and colleagues write new guidelines for treating abnormal liver chemistries

Paul Kwo, MD (professor, gastroenterology & hepatology), has coauthored a new guideline for treating abnormal liver chemistries.

'I have this research month.' What should I do with it?

All residents at Stanford are guided by a core mentorship group consisting of a senior and a junior faculty member as they pass through rotations, choose a specialty, and begin to make career plans.

Bodywide immune response important for fighting cancer

Effective anti-tumor activity requires a systemic, rather than only a local, immune response at the tumor site. A Stanford study may help clinicians pinpoint why only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapies.

The Innovator: Aabed Meer

Aabed Meer is in his last year of training in internal medicine. Following college at Harvard and medical and business school at Stanford, he took time out to advise both groups that are creating innovative healthcare companies and healthcare systems wanting to invest in new healthcare ideas.

When homosexuality is a crime, gay health workers face tough choices

Being gay and working in global health presents a unique set of issues, as many countries treat homosexuality as a crime, punishable by prison or death.

Mortality rates from heart disease vary among Hispanic ethnic groups, Stanford study finds

There’s an interesting, well-known paradox in the field of heart disease that caught the attention of Fatima Rodriguez, MD, a cardiology fellow at Stanford and cardiovascular researcher.

View photos from the Department of Medicine holiday party

Enjoy photos from the holiday party on December 14, 2016.

Leslee Subak appointed new chair of obstetrics and gynecology

Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogynecology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

February 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Performing an Informatics Consult

Medicine Grand Rounds

February 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Discovery: Leadership Lessons from Challenging Situations

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

January 23 @ 12:30-1:30 pm

PCPH Medical Education Section Meeting

January 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

ASH 2015 Lymphoma Highlights

Cancer Education Seminar

January 26 @ 8:00-9:00 am

IPSC Disease Models in Cardiovascular Drug Development

Cardiology Grand Rounds

January 27 @ 7:00-8:00 am

HCC Treatment Modalities

Fellows Didactic Lecture

January 27 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Innate Immunity to Influenza Virus – Implications for Pathogenesis

Infectious Diseases

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions is a new initiative with a bold mission – to create an open space to explore uncommon interdisciplinary solutions to our world’s most pressing problems and to become an internationally recognized model of a purposeful, high-impact, and interdisciplinary research ecosystem. The Catalyst Collaborative is seeking to fund two interdisciplinary project teams during their pilot year, each receiving $3 million over 3 years. The Catalyst will be holding several small interactive workshops throughout the month of February to help interested applicants identify potential team partners and refine research ideas. Learn more.

Spectrum Child Health is accepting proposals through February 1 for their Stanford Child Health Research Institute Clinical Trainee Awards. The awards support MD or MD/PhD fellows for up to 100% salary for up to two years. Applicants must Demonstrate a commitment to an investigative career in obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty or subspecialty primarily focused on child health (e.g., pediatric surgery). Learn more.

Proposals are being accepted now through February 3 for Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Projects. Applicants may request up to $50K in direct costs for a one-year duration project under this program. The Center plans to fund two projects. Any Stanford faculty with PI Eligibility may apply. Proposals should describe innovative basic, clinical, behavioral, translational, or epidemiologic research likely to advance an understanding of the basic and clinical underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (including Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease); aid in prevention or treatment; or enhance caregiving, community outreach and education. Programmatic questions should be directed to Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray, chair of the Pilot Project Review Committee (, administrative questions to Nusha Askari (, Senior Administrator of the ADRC. Learn more.

Applications for the Coulter Translational Grant Program are due February 15. The program provides $100,000 grants for translational projects in medical devices, diagnostics, mobile health and biotechnology, with desirable outcomes including commercial products, licenses and start-up companies. Learn more.

Internal funding opportunity: The Stanford Center for Digital Health is soliciting applications through February 26 for its inaugural seed grant program focused on the innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare. Recipients will receive Apple Watches and a grant of up to $10,000 in direct costs. Learn more.

Applications are being accepted through March 1 for Spectrum’s KL2/TL1 Training Awards. The awards are career mentored training awards for junior faculty, fellows, residents, medical and doctoral students providing both tuition and salary support with an emphasis on education and training in clinical and translational research. The KL2 Program is especially designed for senior fellows and junior faculty, and provides complete tuition support and partial salary support (75%) for a period of 2 years. The TL1 Program would serve your pre-doctoral and post-doctoral awardees who seek formal training in CTR-related methods. The TL award provides limited tuition and the potential for full stipend support for one year (depending on pre or post-doctoral status), and requires full-time research or study. Learn more.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are now accepting applications for their Ten Day Seminar July 23-August 4. The Seminar is a unique program for physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals designed to provide training in new areas of investigation and application of new methods related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease and stroke, including descriptive epidemiology, quality of care and outcomes research, genetic epidemiology, policy, and environmental approaches to health. Learn more.

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.

Applications are now open for the Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellowship. The Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow will work under the guidance of Mark Musen and Abraham Verghese to research and define a framework for the ontology of the psychosocial aspects of healthcare and disease prevention. Learn more.

Announcements »

The Office of Academic Affairs will host a Faculty Workshop entitled “Explanation of Stanford Benefits,” on January 30. Learn more.

Join Stanford Medicine and Stanford Law School for a Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium on March 6. This event aims to highlight research being done across interdisciplinary fields on race and law enforcement and the public health impact of police violence against minority groups. Learn more.

The next faculty meeting will be held on March 20. Learn more.

Faculty members from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Medicine have combined their research and strategic insights into a rigorous, relevant and experiential curriculum, which they'll deliver over the course of a week in March. Learn more about "The Innovative Health Care Leader" here.

The Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO) offers additional resources for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include: large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean’s initiatives, and junior faculty applying for their first major research grants. SRDO’s services include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. To learn more, contact SRDO Director Michael K. Helms (, 650-723-4526) or Grand Development Officer Sandra Holden (, 650-723-4526).

In the News

"Novel oral iron formulation can correct anemia in non-dialysis CKD" - Glenn Chertow discusses his research on the treatment of chronic kidney disease.

"Hispanic subgroups differ in CVD risk factors, outcomes" - According to a new study, cardiovascular mortality rates and their causes vary widely between three major Hispanic ethnic groups in the U.S. Lead author Fatima Rodriguez is quoted.

"Researchers struggle to replicate 5 influential experiments from top labs" - VJ Periyakoil discusses end-of-life care and decisions.

Washington Post

"Stanford Medicine starts digital health center to push tech partnerships" - This article highlights the new Center for Digital Health. Sumbul Desai, Lauren Cheung, and Mintu Turakhia provide comment.

San Francisco Business Times

"He stood up to Theranos – now this Stanford prof and colleagues nail a manifesto for research transparency" - Scientists – including John Ioannidis – have authored a “manifesto” for the improvement of transparency, reproducibility, and quality of scientific research.

San Francisco Business Times

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