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This week's grand rounds

October 14 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Emerging Treatments for Amyloidosis: Beyond Chemo and Green Tea

Michaela Liedtke is an assistant professor of hematology at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Germany. View her CAP profile here.

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At first-ever Stanford Medicine 25 Symposium, a focus on bedside medicine and a call for community

On his first day as an attending physician at Stanford, Abraham Verghese, MD, noticed something unusual. “I was struck by the fact that the house staff were spending a great deal of time wedded to their computers,” he recalled.

The Gold Award comes to Rich Popp

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) gives few awards. To a greater degree than its American counterparts, the ESC focuses its awards on its core audience: “over 85 000 cardiology professionals, principally from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also from the rest of the world.”

Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research

The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading to big improvements in health care.

Laurence Baker named chair of Health Research and Policy

Health economics expert Laurence C. Baker has been appointed chair of the Department of Health Research and Policy in the Stanford School of Medicine.

Op-ed: What about the rest of us at life’s end?

Now that the debate about physician aid in dying has mercifully ended, is there any oxygen left in the room?

Meet the Cardiovascular Institute Seed Grant Award recipients

On behalf of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, congratulations to the 2015 CVI Seed Award recipients!

5 Questions: Kathryn McDonald on need to learn from diagnostic errors

A landmark Institute of Medicine report has found that despite dramatic improvements in patient safety over the last 15 years, diagnostic errors have been the critical blind spot of health-care providers.

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on why a healthy childhood matters

The fall issue traces the lasting repercussions of early trauma and disease. Also included is an interview with former President Jimmy Carter on global discrimination against women and girls.

The #NextGreatDiscovery

Basic science aims to advance knowledge, not develop new drugs or cure disease. Yet today's biomedical innovations are only possible because of fundamental research conducted decades ago...

Upcoming Grand Rounds

October 21 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Doctored: The Disillusionment of the American Physician

Sandeep Jauhar was a Ph.D. student in physics at Berkeley when a girlfriend’s incurable illness made him yearn for a profession where he could affect people’s lives directly.

October 28 @ 8:00-9:00 am

A Clinician’s Guide To Interpreting Cost Effectiveness and Other Model-Based Research

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD is a primary care physician and an epidemiologist with a focus on conducting operations research to improve programs designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among low-income populations.

Department Events

October 12 @ 3:30-5:30 am

Serendipity in Transplantation Research—From HIV to Islets

10th Annual Oscar Salvatierra Jr. Lectureship in Transplantation

October 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Systemic Therapy of Early Stage Breast Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

October 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am


Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

October 13 @ 11:30-12:30 pm

The Living Heart Project, a Translational Research Initiative Towards Realistic Cardiac Simulation

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

October 14 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

PTSD—How does it Affect the Body?

Stanford Medical Center Family Abuse Prevention Council

October 14 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Joint Chest Conference

PCCM Clinical Conferences

October 14 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Measuring the Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Outcomes—The Effect of Data Aggregation and Estimation Methods

Research in Progress

October 16 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

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In the News

“Are big cities still a primary engine for scientific innovation?” - For scientists, there have long been advantages to working in big cities — in close proximity to other scientists and inventors. A new analysis delves into whether this is still the case. Jay Bhattacharya provides comment.


“Physician-assisted suicide to become legal in California” - Stanford bioethicist David Magnus weighs in on California’s new end-of-life law.

KQED Forum

“The dangers of our protein diet obsession” - This article looks at the dangers of high-protein diets. Christopher Gardner is quoted.


“Nobel laureates who were not always noble” - Julie Parsonnet offers insights on what might have motivated Johannes Fibiger’s Nobel Prize win in 1926.

National Geographic

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