This Week's Grand Rounds

December 14 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Case Studies in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Presenter: Marilyn Tan, MD

Latest News

Study reveals drug interactions that may reduce mortality in breast cancer patients

Stanford researchers found that certain drug combinations were associated with lower mortality rates among breast cancer patients, pointing to potential drug targets and new ways of thinking about known diseases.

Winslow receives standing ovation at Grand Rounds in Tucson

Dean Winslow, MD, (professor, general medical disciplines), who is also a flight surgeon with 35 years in the U.S. Air Force, delivered a very special talk during Grand Rounds on November 9 at the College of Medicine Tuscon’s Department of Medicine.

Faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Mary Leonard, Thomas Montine and Mark Nicolls have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.

For 30 years, duo has taught to make a lasting impression

The Stanford center’s principles of clinical education have reached tens of thousands of medical teachers all over the world.

Remembering Norbert von der Groeben

The Palo Alto photographer was a regular presence on the Stanford Medicine campus, capturing images of faculty, students, staff and patients. He died Dec. 4 at the age of 59.

“It will be okay”: Lucy Kalanithi speaks at TEDMED 2016

Lucy, also a Stanford physician, took the stage at TEDMED 2016 (of which Stanford Medicine was a global medical institution partner) last week.

Wanted: Nancy Snyderman reflects on Ebola and calls for commitment to science literacy

Two years ago, Nancy Snyderman, MD, was the subject of “wanted” posters placed around her New Jersey home town. Was she a bank robber? A kidnapper? No, she was a physician-journalist who had just returned from covering Ebola in West Africa.

Department Events

December 12 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Medical Education Leadership Meeting

Primary Care and Population Health

December 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

December 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Fever in Returned Travelers

ID Lecture Series

December 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Asian American Health – Learning from Diversity

Cardiology Grand Rounds

December 15 @ 2:00-3:00 pm

Can We Expect Health or Monetary Returns on Investments in Cash Assistance, Education, and Transit Policies?

Center for Population Health Sciences

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Division of Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine seeks candidates for associate or full professor positions in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Applications must have an MD or MD/PhD and have completed geriatric medicine training. Learn more.

Himalayan Health Exchange will organize several medical/dental camps in the remote Trans- Himalayan regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands in 2017. Participation is open to physicians, residents, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as dental, public health, and nursing students. Each camp is designed to provide care to approximately 1,500 underserved patients and an opportunity for international health exposure to participants. Student and resident participation is limited to 30 on each trip. For schedule and details, email Learn more.

Applications are now open for Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) design fellowship. CERC is seeking early-career aspiring innovators from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become leaders in the design of higher value health care. Fellows will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design new care models. Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis; and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For further information contact Dominic Boccaccio at Learn more.

Fellows, visiting scholars and research affiliates: Applications are now being accepted for the CASBS summer institute, which will be held July 10-21. The institute offers n all-expenses paid dive into the study of organizations and their effectiveness. Bob Gibbons of MIT and Woody Powell from Stanford will lead the program. Applications are due January 9. For more information email Sarah Wert at, or visit the CASBS website. 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 »

View the latest issue of the Spectrum Clinical Research newsletter. Learn more.

An adverse patient event can have a powerful negative effect on physicians. Learn more about Stanford’s anonymous and confidential Physician Peer Support Program. Learn more.

The Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO) offers additional resources for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include: large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean’s initiatives, and junior faculty applying for their first major research grants. SRDO’s services include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. To learn more, contact SRDO Director Michael K. Helms (, 650-723-4526) or Grand Development Officer Sandra Holden (, 650-723-4526).

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.

Bob Harrington will join the FDA’s Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Robert Califf for a fireside chat discussing collaboration between the FDA and academic medical institutions on December 14. Register today for the latest in the Dean's Lecture Series. Learn more.

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

Winter closure is scheduled for December 21 through January 3. Cardinal at Work has compiled a checklist of recommended actions to complete before/after break. Learn more.

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.

In the News

"Life lessons after death: A doctor explains her own healing at TEDMED" - Lucy Kalanithi was a speaker at last week’s TEDMED conference. During the talk, she spoke about the toughest medical decisions that she and her late husband had to make during his illness.

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