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March 23, 2015

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Latest News
Faculty Spotlight: Suleiman Massarweh.

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells.

Gavin Yamey: Making the case for investing in health.

Grand Rounds
March 25: Rarest of the Rare—Sub-Phenotypes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. View event »
April 1: First Hal Holman Symposium: Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?. View event »
April 8: Second Annual Karl G. Blume Memorial Lecture: Development of a CMV Vaccine as an Antiviral and Anti-Leukemia Therapy. View event »

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Deconstructing, Engineering and Rewiring the Intestinal Microbiota. View event »
Cancer Education Seminar: Genomic Profiling for GI Cancer Patients. View event »
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series: Hepatic Lesions from the Tropics—Echinococcosis and Amebiasis. View event »
Endocrine Grand Rounds: What’s New in Understanding and Treating Parathyroid Disorders. View event »
Special Seminar: When Phase 3 is Beyond Reach: Improving Therapy for Rare Cancers. View event »
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Cholangiocarcinoma Management. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds: Pleural and Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Diagnosis and Management. View event »

Stanford’s Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) is now accepting applications for their Faculty Scholar and Harman Faculty Scholar awards. Both awards will support faculty who focus on child health research. The deadline for submission is June 5. More information.
Stephen J. Forman of City of Hope will give the second annual Karl G. Blume Memorial Lecture on April 8. More information.
More than 27,000 people have signed up for the Stanford-developed MyHeart Counts iPhone app since it was launched. Download the app and learn more about the study here.

In the News
Marketplace: "Despite headwinds, tobacco industry still thriving"
Thomas Glyn provides comment on a new IOM report that supports raising tobacco purchase age to 21.
San Francisco Chronicle: "Apple ResearchKit App MyHeartCounts hits home for tech reporter"
Stanford’s MyHeart Counts app resonates with Chronicle reporter Benny Evangelista. Michael McConnell is quoted in this piece. "The inside story of how Apple’s new biomedical research platform was born"
This article discusses Apple’s ResearchKit. Euan Ashley is quoted.

  Additional MyHearts Counts coverage:
Huffington Post: "Attention iPhone users: make sure your heart counts"
Medscape: "A new mobile model of medical research"
Scope Blog: "Build it (an easy way to join research study) and they will come"
Medscape: "Dr. Abraham Verghese on treating the real heart"
Abraham Verghese gave the Dack keynote lecture during the American College of Cardiology meeting.
ABC 7 News: "Stanford neurosurgeon dies from lung cancer at 37"
Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi died March 9 of lung cancer. This segment featured an interview shortly before he passed away and also featured Heather Wakelee.
Scope Blog: "From volume to value: Stanford expert to discuss Medicare reform in free webinar"
Arnold Milstein joined a panel of experts to discuss Medicare reforms.
Yahoo News UK: "Leukemia cells forced to grow up"
Stanford researchers have found a method to turn leukemia cells into harmless immune cells known as macrophages. Senior author Ravi Majeti was quoted in this piece.

  Additional coverage:
Medical News Today: "Dangerous leukemia cells can be force to mature into harmless immune cells, say scientists" "Could a ‘leaky gut’ be the cause of acne, fatigue and memory fog?"
Andrew Roorda is quoted in this article on leaky gut.

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