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This week's grand rounds

September 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Role of Ideal Affect in Physician-Patient Interactions

Jeanne L. Tsai is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.

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“It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” – Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen, MD (professor, general medical disciplines), summarizes how he feels about his appointment as Director of the new Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.

New medical students ponder life and death questions

During orientation, Stanford’s new class of medical students met with deans to pause and reflect on the meaning of pledging their lives to the compassionate care of patients and the challenges involved in achieving that goal.

Stanford Medicine’s white coat and stethoscope ceremony, in pictures

Friday was a big day for Stanford’s 90 new medical students, who – as my colleague Tracie White once eloquently put it – took their “symbolic first step on a journey to physicianhood.”

Linda Elder is the Department of Medicine’s Employee of the Month

As the Manager of Clinical Data for the Adult Blood Marrow and Transplantation (BMT) program, Linda Elder oversees the program’s data collection, and manages a team of four staff members who work to ensure that all patient data is adequately reported to a federal registry.

The Bob Harrington Show

Bob Harrington and Rod Stables discuss integrating clinical research with clinical practice.

Short and sweet: Research papers with succinct titles cited more often

As a burgeoning journalist, I was often coached to cut unnecessary words. College professors mandated that story ledes be short and snappy and never exceed 35 words in length.

Grand Rounds

September 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Michael Marks

Dr. Michael P. Marks is an interventional neuroradiologist. View his CAP profile here.

September 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

HIV/Aids: Achievements and Future Challenges

Jay A. Levy, MD, is an AIDS and cancer researcher and an educator in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Department Events

August 31 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

The Innate Immune Response to HCV—It Still Matters

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

September 1 @ 8:00–9:00 am

ASCO Highlights—GYN Oncology and Thoracic Oncology

Cancer Education Seminar

September 1 @ 9:00–10:00 am

Molecularly Guided Lymphoma Therapeutics

Special Oncology Seminar

September 2 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

Grand Rounds


September 2 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Clinical Conference


September 3 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

General GI Histopath

GI Lectures

Announcements »

In the News

“Stanford doctor on a mission to empower patients to talk about end-of-life issues” - This blog highlights a recent podcast with VJ Periyakoil.


“The changing definition of what is brain dead” - This article explores the current definition of ‘brain dead.’ David Magnus is quoted.

Healthline News

“Papers with shorter titles get more citations” - Scientific papers with shorter titles tend to get cited more often, according to a recent study by University of Warwick researchers. John Ioannidis provides comment.


“Many scientific studies can’t be replicated. That’s a problem” - John Ioannidis weighs in on new research that shows many scientific studies can’t be replicated.

The Washington Post

Additional Coverage:
New York Times: "Many psychology findings not as strong as claimed, study says"

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