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Grand Rounds

February 22 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Lessons from Virtual Primary Care/Digital Health: Where do we go from here?

Sumbul Desai, MD

Latest News

Poonam Hosamani Receives CA-HI SGIM Clinician Educator Award

The California-Hawaii Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) has selected Poonam Hosamani, MD, (clinical assistant professor, general medical disciplines), for its 2017 CA-HI SGIM Clinician Educator Award and recognized her for the award at its regional meeting in January.

Scientists create scorecard index for heart-damaging chemo drugs

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine used heart muscle cells made from stem cells to rank commonly used chemotherapy drugs based on their likelihood of causing lasting heart damage in patients.

Simple test may predict which children develop severe TB, researchers say

A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.

Needless shocks from heart devices can trigger extra health costs

Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.

Jeanette Conley is our Employee of the Month.

Jeanette Conley says, "It’s is an amazing feeling to know that you are valued and considered as a member of the team." After just 15 months as administrative associate for the hospitalist group at ValleyCare, Jeanette’s colleagues nominated her for Employee of the Month.

In Madagascar, Stanford researchers are working to improve health – and studying lemurs

When Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD, isn’t in his biochemistry lab at Stanford, he might be found in the rainforests of Madagascar chasing down mouse lemurs. These big-eyed, cuddly-looking creatures are the smallest, fastest-maturing primates on earth. Some 20 million of them roam the landscape in Madagascar, the only region of the world where they live.

Stanford Medicine’s Open Mic: Using music and art to express the human connection

Second-year Stanford medical student Sheun (Shay) Aluko recently commented that "there will never be a need to use Google Translate on a piece of art like music or a painting, because that communication transcends intellectualization and connects people heart to heart."

Honoring women and girl scientists

I urge commitment to end bias, greater investments in science, technology, engineering and math education for all women and girls as well as opportunities for their careers and longer-term professional advancement so that all can benefit from their ground-breaking future contributions.

New location, hours for photo ID office

We are on the brink of an amazing transformation in how we approach health. Instead of a frantic race to cure disease after the fact, we can increasingly prevent disease before it strikes.



Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

New Concepts Regarding Clinical Uses of Testosterone

Medicine Grand Rounds

March 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Creating Inclusive Workplaces: See Bias, Block Bias

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

February 21 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cancer Education Seminar: Immunotherapy of CNS Tumors

Cancer Education Seminar

February 21 @ 2:00-3:00 pm

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar: Reconciliation: Modeling GxE Across the Lifecourse

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar Series

February 21 @ 2:00-3:00 pm

Oncology Seminar: Deploying Immunotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer – Challenges and Opportunities

Oncology Seminar

February 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Revascularization of Multivessel Coronary Disease

Cardiology Grand Rounds

February 23 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

BMIR Research Colloquium: Clinically-Relevant Cell Type Cross-Talk Identified from a Lung Tumor Microenvironment Interaction

BMIR Research Colloquium

February 23 @ 2:00-3:00 pm

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar Series: Peripatetic Epidemiology in the Service of Global Health

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar Series

February 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Oncology Seminar: Multi-Scale Data Integration Frameworks to Improve Cancer Outcomes

Oncology Seminar

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

Stanford is accepting applications through February 22 for the David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Recipients receive $875,000 over five years. All applicants must be faculty members who are in the first three years of their faculty careers (assistant professors with PI eligibility). Submit all School of Medicine applications to Jeanne Heschele at 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

Applications are being accepted through April 5 for the Harrington-Scholar Innovation Program. The goal of the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program is to advance physician-scientist-initiated projects aimed at clinical introduction of new medicines (drugs or biologics). The Scholar-Innovator Award provides research and drug development funding as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and clinical introduction. Applicants are encouraged to contact their department’s Research Process Manager in the Research Management Group at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline so they can help you with your application. Contact information here. 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

Announcements »

The newly launched Center for Digital Health (CDH) aims to connect Stanford Medicine faculty with exciting new opportunities in the digital health space. In order to make those connections efficiently and appropriately, we have created a short survey to better understand our faculty’s current interests and areas of expertise in digital health. We will use this personalized information to matchmake faculty with internal and external digital health opportunities that are most relevant to them.

Faculty and instructors - please take a moment to complete the short survey here. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the CDH, please email us at or visit

February is Heart Month! Here are 3 easy ways that you can celebrate, starting today:

  • Register & join us in person or as a remote runner at the Racing Hearts 5K/10K on March 26.
  • Join us on March 3 as we eat some pasta & celebrate cardiac survivors with live musical performances. Click here to register.
  • Donate now to Racing Hearts!

View Lane Library's upcoming schedule of workshops/classes. All sessions are free for Stanford staff, faculty, students and affiliates. Learn more

Students, fellows, post docs and colleagues – apply today through March 1 for a new course entitled “IDEO, Presence, and Human Experience in Medicine.” This course partners with IDEO to bring design thinking to the challenges of diagnostic error in medicine. Throughout the course, class participants will work with leadership – including IDEO designers and Abraham Verghese – to define a specific challenge and utilize the design thinking process to create deployable solutions. 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 Department of Medicine All-Staff meeting will be held on March 8. Learn more

Department Chairs and Program Directors: The Clinical Teaching Workshop, organized by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, has been rescheduled for April 17 from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at 1070 Arastradero Road, Room 202A. If you’re interested in attending, contact Julie Hendrix at by March 13.

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

In the News

Health Aim: "Cardiologists reveal top 4 tips to prevent heart disease" Cardiologists, including David Maron and Josh Knowles, share tips to stay healthy and avoid heart diseases.

Health Aim

Targeted Oncology: "Expert discusses impact of immunotherapy, molecular advances in NSCLC" In this Q∓A, Joel Neal discusses the current state of immunotherapy and molecular testing for non-small cell lung cancer.

Targeted Oncology

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