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March 16, 2015

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Latest News
Stanford launches app to study heart health.

Stanford to host “Baseline Study” Town Hall meeting on March 20.

Gretchen Ehrenkaufer, research associate in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is February’s Employee of the Month.

Grand Rounds
March 18: How are Treatment Decisions Made? Insights from Encounters with Breast Cancer. View event »
March 25: Rarest of the Rare - Sub-Phenotypes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. View event »
April 1: First Hal Holman Symposium. View event »

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Age Related Shift in Macrophage Polarization Causes Inflammation in ENS Microenvironment. View event »
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series. View event »
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science: Systems Pathobiology and Network Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease. View event »
Cancer Education Seminar: Management of Testicular Cancer-Game, Set, and... View event »
BMT/Hematology Wednesday Didactic Seminar: Challenging Chemotherapy Cases. View event »
Endocrine Grand Rounds: SGLT2—New Kids on the Block. View event »
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Hepatitis C Treatment. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds. View event »
'Baseline Study' Town Hall Meeting. View event »

More than 11,000 people signed up for the Stanford-developed MyHeart Counts iPhone app since it was launched on Monday. Download the app and learn more about the study here.
Baseline Study program leadership from Stanford will host a Town Hall meeting on March 20 to share details of the study design with the Stanford medical community. The Baseline Study is a clinical research collaboration between Google, Stanford and Duke to develop an integrated understanding of human health and disease. Register here.
On March 22, Stanford Health Care will host the Racing Hearts 5k/10k on the Stanford campus to support heart disease care and research. Learn more.

In the News
USA Today: "Raising tobacco age would save lives, report says"
Thomas Glyn comments on a new IOM report that supports raising tobacco purchase age to 21.
PC World: "First medical apps built with Apple's ResearchKit won't share data for commercial gain"
This article features Stanford’s MyHeart Counts app and study, and quotes Alan Yeung.
Scope Blog: "Made-in-India vaccine could save thousands of children"
A new rotavirus vaccine debuted in India. The vaccine was developed through a partnership that was formerly chaired by Harry Greenberg.
Scope Blog: "March marks National Colon Cancer Awareness Month: The takeaway? It’s preventable"
This Scope entry highlights a Stanford Health Care video featuring Uri Ladabaum, Subhas Banerjee, and Mark Welton.
OC Weekly: "Smokers who tweet each other quit more successfully: UCI and Stanford study"
Smokers in a cessation program who tweet each other are more likely to quite. Judith Prochaska contributed to research and is mentioned in this post.
Newsweek: "Retiring too early can kill you"
James Fries provides comment in this article, which discusses how early retirement can be bad for physical and emotional health.
MyHeart Counts Media Coverage
More than 11,000 people have already signed up for the MyHeart Counts study since the app was launched on Monday. The free app uses the new ResearchKit framework announced by Apple. Alan Yeung and Michael McConnell are quoted in the media. Here is a selection of coverage:
Reuters: "Got diabetes? There’s an app for that"
Bloomberg: "Apple’s health research kit makes iPhone users test subjects"
Bloomberg: "Thousands have already signed up for Apple’s ResearchKit"
BuzzFeed: "Apple’s ResearchKit will turn your phone into a medical diagnostic device"
Huffington Post: "7 ways Apple’s new software could change medical research for the better"
Time: "How Apple’s new health app could be used or abused"
Fast Company: "Apple announces ResearchKit, which uses iPhones to gather enormous data sets for scientists"
KQED: "Apple’s advance into medical research targets preventative care"
SF Gate: "With watch, Apple lets users jump into medical research"
Yahoo: "Apple’s revolutionary new app lets you participate in medical studies through your iPhone"
Wired: "Apple’s ResearchKit is a new way to do medical research"

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