Grand Rounds

March 8, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Creating Inclusive Workplaces: See Bias, Block Bias

Caroline Simard, MD

Latest News

Drug combination defeats dengue, Ebola in mice

To develop a potential antiviral treatment, Stanford researchers adopted an unusual approach: Rather than trying to disable viral enzymes, they targeted proteins the infected individual makes — and the virus needs.

Department of Medicine all-staff meeting set for March 8

The next All-Staff Meeting will be held on March 8. Department of Medicine leadership will host an All-Staff Meeting on March 8. Refreshments will be served.

A call to focus on the social and psychological forces of healing

The premise of a randomized controlled trial, or RCT, is simple: In its most basic form, individuals are randomly assigned to one of two groups: treatment, or control. The outcomes of both groups are then compared and quantified.

Campus-wide demand for new Presence course: Med 267: IDEO, Presence, & Human Experience in Medicine

Presence,The art and science of human connection in medicine, is a new center under the leadership of Abraham Verghese, MD. Presence partnered with IDEO, a premiere design firm in Palo Alto to create and teach a new course focused on reducing diagnostic errors, while championing the human experience in medicine.

Stanford event celebrates military medicine

A recent campus event — “Military Medicine: Serving Those Who Serve” — celebrated the hardships and triumphs of working as a medical provider in military service.

False advertising? “Natural” cigarettes are bad for nature, Stanford researchers say

A trio of Stanford researchers has published an editorial in Tobacco Control, criticizing the makers of a brand of cigarettes for claiming to be environmentally friendly.

Finding the cures within us

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? An Olympic ice skater? A race car driver? Think back to a time when the possibilities seemed limitless. As you got older, though, you were faced with a cascade of either/or choices: this school, that major, this city, that job. And with each decision, your options became more constrained.

Congratulations to Stanford CVI’s Manuscript Award recipients

CVI Manuscript Awards: Each Winter, the Cardiovascular Institute awards authors of outstanding manuscripts published in the previous year.

Judith Ned appointed assistant dean of medical degree admissions

Judith Ned, EdD, has been appointed assistant dean and director of the Office of MD Admissions, effective March 1. Ned will supervise all operational aspects of medical student admissions and will help to transform the outreach and recruitment efforts of the office by supporting and developing new programs.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 15, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Your Patient has an Abnormal Stress Test. Now What

Medicine Grand Rounds

March 22, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Teaching Awards

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

March 7, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cancer Education Seminar: Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreas Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

March 8, @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

CCM Board Review

CCM Board Review

March 8, @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Department of Medicine All-Staff Meeting

Department of Medicine All-Staff Meeting

March 8, @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pulmonary and Critical Care: Joint Chest Conference

Pulmonary and Critical Care

March 9, @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

BMIR Research in Progress: Mining Observational Health Data to Discover Risky Multi-Drug Combinations

BMIR Research in Progress

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

Stand Up to Cancer is now soliciting RFPs’s for both the Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team (LOI deadline March 8) and the Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team (LOI deadline March 22). The Dream Teams for both RFPs will be comprised of multi-disciplinary investigators from a minimum of three institutions. Priority will be given to applications that are characterized by a diversity of team members, including and not limited to those from fields outside the traditional realms of biomedical research. Specific aims of the project may include basic research, translational studies and populations studies but the overall proposal must have a strong clinical research component. $7 million over four years will be provided, and any indirect costs will be negotiated. Learn more about the Lung Cancer Dream Team and learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team. Stanford faculty can contact Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749,, or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968,, for application assistance.

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. Applications are due March 17. 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 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.

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 a list of upcoming Stanford Faculty workshops. Learn more.

View the latest edition of The Brief: News and View from Dean Lloyd Minor. Learn more.

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

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.

Submit your nominations for the March Employee of the Month by March 15. 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.

Nominations are open now through March 13 for the annual School of Medicine awards, given to staff members who show exceptional dedication to the life of our community and to supporting our tripartite mission and vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health. There are two kinds of awards:

  • The Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award is given to two exceptional staff members who have been selected based on outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer service. This award honors the late Anne G. Crowe, an extraordinary staff member remembered for her enthusiasm, integrity, and dedication to Stanford Medicine.
  • The Inspiring Change Leadership Award recognizes up to two individuals who initiate or lead change and innovation, including implementing new processes, systems, organizational structures, or operating paradigms that result in transformative improvements in service, efficiency, value, effectiveness, outcome, or satisfaction. Individuals at any level or unit in the School of Medicine who have served at the School for at least two years are eligible.
School of Medicine Staff Award winners will be recognized at the Dean’s Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon and will each receive a $3,000 check in appreciation of their service and commitment. Learn more.

The next Dean’s Lecture Series will be held on March 20, and will feature Michael Specter. Michael Specter has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and focuses on science, technology, and public health. Learn more.

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

Nominations for the 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards are now being solicited. The Amy J. Blue Awards honor staff members who are exceptionally effective, supportive of colleagues, and passionate about their work. Nominations must be received by March 22. Learn more.

• Register and join Stanford’s Racing Hearts 5K/10K on March 26. Learn more.

In the News

"AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients" - The American Gastroenterological Association has released an Obesity Practice Guide to provide physicians with a multidisciplinary process to effectively manage obesity. Author Sarah Strett is quoted.


"On having a baby and a heart attack: Why young pregnant women are at risk for this life-threatening disease" - Jennifer Tremmel provides comment in this story about a new mother suffering from spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

Marie Claire

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