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Weekly Updates
April 20, 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
Adherence to blood thinner best with pharmacist management, researcher says.

Recruiting patients for research? Simple explanations, queries from doctors are best.

Jeanette Cowan, senior finance analyst for CHP/PCOR, is March’s Employee of the Month.

Manjula Tamura and Yiming Lit beat out 342 teams to win the AJKD’s 2015 NephMadness tournament.


Grand Rounds
April 22: We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Medical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost. View event »
April 29: 2015 Louise and Dorothy Kovitz Visiting Professor: Musings About My Life in Art and Art in My Life. View event »
May 6: Recognizing Outbreaks: Global Health in an Interconnected World. View event »

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Novel Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cysts. View event »
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series: Fungal Infections and Anti-Fungals in Immunocompromised Hosts. View event »
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science: Translating the Extreme Biology of Pythons to Mammalian Hearts. View event »
Hematology/BMT Tuesday Seminars: Journal Club. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds: Asthma—An Epidemic Caused by Epigenetics? View event »
Research in Progress: Disruptive Innovations—Changing the Delivery of Advanced Cancer Care. View event »
Digestive Disease Clinical Conference: Board Review and Clinical Case Reviews. View event »
Fellows Didactic Lecture: GI Luminal Pathology—Colon. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds: With Presented Andrew Sweatt. View event »

Announcements
Department of Medicine administrative staff: Join Bob Harrington and the Department for an administrative professionals appreciation breakfast on April 20, from 8:30-10:30am in the Grant Lower Courtyard.
On April 21-23, WSDM & Women’s Heart Health at Stanford will host the 9th Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences. Learn more »
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will deliver CISAC’s annual Drell Lecture at Stanford on April 23. Carter’s talk will focus on the Pentagon’s updated policies on cybersecurity at Stanford. The event is free, but tickets are required. Learn more »
The abstract submission deadline for the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute’s Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium is April 24. Learn more »
Investigators and research staff: The Stanford Center for Clinical Research and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a Clinical Research Education Session on April 30. Learn more »
Data science holds the potential to dramatically impact our lives and how we work. Come and hear some of Stanford’s thought leaders discuss the future of data science on May 7 in the Clark Center Auditorium. Registration for this event is required. Learn more »
The Stanford Program in Bedside Medicine and the Stanford Medicine 25 Initiative will host an inaugural Skills Symposium on September 28-29, featuring Abraham Verghese, the core Stanford 25 team, and guest faculty including Dr. Steve McGee and Dr. Andrew Elder. The Symposium will teach attendees bedside skills, and is geared towards junior and mid-career faculty. Learn more »

In the News
Scope Blog: "In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day: A reminder for patients to address end-of-life issues"
This post by VJ Periyakoil discusses the importance of having end-of-life discussions.
Macworld: "Get ready for an explosion of ResearchKit apps collecting health data"
Apple’s ResearchKit framework is now available to all researchers and developers. This article mentions Stanford’s MyHeartCounts app.
Inside Stanford Medicine: "Stanford population-health sciences to add director, research opportunities"
Mark Cullen will serve as the first director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences.
Medscape: "With poor NOAC adherence, monitoring seen as partial solution"
Physician and pharmacist monitoring can help patients adhere to their prescriptions, according to a new study led by Mintu Turakhia.
LA Times: "Digital health records are not safe, report on breaches show"
A new analysis of government records found that large data breaches affected more than 29 million medical records between 2010-2013. Mark Musen is a co-author of this study.
MedPage Today: "Oncologists weigh in on Ken Burns' cancer documentary"
12 leading oncologists, including George Sledge, weigh in on Ken Burns' PBS documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."

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