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Weekly Updates
February 2, 2015


Colleagues -

Read on for the latest news and events, and keep up to date on all things DoM via Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

Latest News
"There’s a lot more work to be done." - Aida Habtezion. Read story
Richard Lafayette named Editor-in-Chief of ASN Kidney News. Read story

Grand Rounds
Feb. 4: The Connected Medical Home: Tools for 21st Century Primary Care. View event
Feb. 11: Challenges in Clinical Trials; Some Old and Some New. View event
Feb. 18: Ebola in Context. View event

Department Events
Cancer Education Seminar: How do Patients Die with Cancer? View event
Hematology/BMT Tuesday Seminars: Journal Club. View event
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Barrett Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer. View event
Research in Progress: Mark McClellan. View event

Announcements
Dr. Sara Pasquali, associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan, will be visiting Stanford on Feb. 19-20. During her visit, she will be giving three talks:

Pediatric Cardiology Fellows:
"Building a Career in Pediatric Cardiovascular Research"

Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12:00–1:15 p.m.
750 Welch Road Suite 325


LPCH Heart Center:
"Measuring Hospital Performance in Congenital Heart Surgery: Current Approaches and New Initiatives"

Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
LPCH Auditorium


Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds:
"Understanding and Improving Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease: A Data Drive Approach"

Friday, Feb. 20 from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Save the date: Stanford Continuing Medical Education will be hosting a conference, "Managing Sleep Care in the Primary Care Setting," on March 6. View more

In the News
"President Obama and Indian Prime Minister praise partnership that led to rotavirus vaccine" - Scope blog covers President Obama’s praise of the collaboration that led to a new rotavirus vaccine. The vaccine was developed by a committee co-chaired by Harry Greenberg.
"Evidence-based care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates, study finds" - A Stanford Medicine press release features a new study co-authored by Manali Patel.
"The new scientific revolution: Reproducibility at last" – John Ionnidis is quoted in this Washington Post piece, which looks at how scientists are recalibrating their requirement for the sharing of data and greater experimental transparency.
"Stanford researchers discover drug to make stents safer" - This ABC 7 segment features the work of Euan Ashley and fellow researchers who are using big data to discover a drug that could make stents safer.
"Why establishing a health baseline is a critical starting point for future health goals" - In this Scope Q&A, Mary James discusses how assessing the state of your current health can lead to a longer, more active life.
"Big data used to help identify patients at risk of deadly high-cholesterol disorder" - Stanford Medicine news features a new project led by Josh Knowles, Nigam Shah and Ken Mahaffey which will use big data to identify patients at risk of familial hypercholesterolemia, a high-cholesterol disorder.
"3D printers to make human body parts? It’s happening" - Paul Wang is quoted in this San Jose Mercury News article.

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