This Week's Grand Rounds

November 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Finding the Cure for Pulmonary Hypertension at the Intersection of Genetics and Inflammation

Presenter: Marlene Rabinovitch, PhD

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Steve Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, Baritone

Steve Goodman is equally at home in the worlds of academic medicine and opera.

Listen up

The stethoscope — that time-honored symbol of the medical profession — is still the first line of diagnostic inquiry for most clinicians, but it is losing ground to imaging technologies that can yield more precise and expansive information about a patient’s condition.

Awards and Honors: December 2016

Celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of Department of Medicine faculty and staff.

Diagnose this

Imagine it’s the future. Imagine your future self rolling out of bed in the morning and heading for the bathroom. Your smart toilet is an older model and you are thinking of getting a new one.

How might the election affect Obamacare?

Stanford Health Policy faculty members Michelle Mello, David Studdert and Laurence Baker discuss repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it could affect health coverage in the United States.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

December 7 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With John Spertus

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

November 29 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Surgical Considerations in the Management of Lung Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

November 29 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Skin/Soft Tissue Infections

ID Lecture Series

November 30 @ 4:00-6:30 pm

Tumor heterogeneity and lesion-specific response to targeted therapy in colorectal cancer

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

December 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cardiology Grand Rounds

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

December 1 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Quantifying the Relative Change in Physical Activity After Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Accelerometer Based Measurements

BMIR Research in Progress

December 2 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Patients’ Experiences of Medical Error Disclosure and Reconciliation

Research in Progress

December 2 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Targeting Dendritic Cells in Vivo for Tumor Immunotherapy

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Emerson Collective is proud to announce the second round of funding under its oncology research program. The Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals by December 9 for research projects related, but not limited to, immunotherapy, ‘high risk/high reward’ initiatives, KRAS targeting, or antibody therapies. Positive criteria include the potential of a project to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. Contact Sandy Yujuico at for any questions.

Attention residents, fellows and faculty: The Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 program year. The program provides funding for six-week clinical rotations at partner sites in South Africa, Uganda, Indonesia, Rwanda and Colombia. Stanford applicants may also consider rotations in Zimbabwe and Ecuador. Apply by December 9 Learn more.

The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is accepting letters of intent for the 2017 grant cycle. REIP is a source for next-stage funding to advance existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward solutions that can be implemented by external stakeholders and partners. Letters of intent must be submitted by January 9. Learn more.

Spectrum Child Health is accepting proposals through February 1 for their Stanford Child Health Research Institute Clinical Trainee Awards. The awards support MD or MD/PhD fellows for up to 100% salary for up to two years. Applicants must Demonstrate a commitment to an investigative career in obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty or subspecialty primarily focused on child health (e.g., pediatric surgery). Learn more.

RNA Therapeutics Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is now seeking MD and MD/PhD applications for a tenure-track, physician-scientist faculty position. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, investigate disease mechanisms or develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Learn more.

Applications are now open for the Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellowship. The Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow will work under the guidance of Mark Musen and Abraham Verghese to research and define a framework for the ontology of the psychosocial aspects of healthcare and disease prevention. Learn more.

Announcements »

We're hiring! The DoM is looking for an executive assistant to our chair. Check out the detailed job description and desired qualifications here. (And please pass the announcement along to those who may have interest!) Learn more.

Interested in joining the Employee Recognition Committee? If so, contact your Division Manager or email Committee responsibilities include: planning employee engagement activities, reviewing nominations for employee of the month, and attending employee of the month presentations.

The Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO) assists medical school investigators coordinate and prepare grant applications for large multidisciplinary biomedical projects. It also helps early career scholars fund their first independent research projects. View contact information here.

Save the date! The Department of Medicine holiday party will be held on December 14.

The University has designated December 21 through January 3 as our Winter Closure.

Faculty members from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Medicine have combined their research and strategic insights into a rigorous, relevant and experiential curriculum, which they'll deliver over the course of a week in March. Learn more about "The Innovative Health Care Leader" here.

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