This Week's Grand Rounds

December 7 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Using Precision Medicine to Improve Patient-Centered Care – A Vision for the Path Forward

Presenter: John Spertus, MD

Latest News

Wendy Caceres’s Early Focus Is on Education and Service

Just a few years out of her own residency in internal medicine, clinical instructor of general medical disciplines Wendy Caceres, MD, is enjoying several roles as clinician, mentor to medical students and residents, and educator.

Shauna Cruz is our Employee of the Month

“I am completely humbled by the [Employee of the Month] award,” says Shauna Cruz. “It feels awesome to know that I have colleagues who are kind enough to outwardly appreciate the work I do. Winning was the cherry on top!” It’s an apt metaphor for someone who is also a professional baker.

TB crush

Video gamers help develop a better test for tuberculosis.

Scientists call for end to devastating worm diseases

Consider the lowly worm. For some, it’s just a garden pest. But for more than a billion people in the developing world, parasitic worms can be a pernicious threat, causing disease, disability and sometimes death.

Stanford CVI to participate in AHA Precision Medicine platform

The Next Breakthrough In Fighting Heart Disease And Stroke Could Be Found On A Platform In The Cloud.

Physician entrepreneurs do best when paired with non-doctors, Stanford study finds

Doctors planning to lead a biomedical start-up, take heed: You may need to hire some non-MDs.

What are the health effects of legalizing marijuana?

What are the health risks post-legalization? That depends on how much consumption levels increase. There are good reasons to expect marijuana prices to fall, which will increase consumption.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

December 14 @ 8:00-9:00 am

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

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

December 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Febrile Neutropenia

ID Lecture Series

December 6 @ 4:00-6:00 pm

Research Trainee Group Meeting – Data Overview

Center for Population Health Sciences

December 7 @ 9:00am-12:00 pm Hack-a-Thon 2

Stanford Medicine and the Stanford Center for Clinical Research

December 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cardiology Grand Rounds

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

December 8 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Personalizing Antihypertensive Drug Treatment: A Causal Analysis of the Electronic Health Record

BMIR Research in Progress

December 9 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Asthma Research at Stanford: Update and Future Goals

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

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.

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 »

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

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.

Submit your nominations for Employee of the Month by December 6. Learn more.

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.

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.

In the News

"Tighter prescribing rules: An anti-abuse strategy that could hurt patients in pain" - Jonathan Chen comments on new painkiller recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Kaiser Health News

"’A huge improvement’: Study finds inmates benefit from much shorter TB treatment" - Several jails in CA are adopting new treatment guidelines for TB infections based on research from Stanford that shows the infection can be treated in a shorter period than previously thought. Lead author Maria Juarez-Reyes is quoted.

Kaiser Health News

"Off-label drug marketing: Who will decide what’s ‘truthful’ when the evidence can’t be trusted?" - The FDA recently held a public hearing on “off-label” marketing of drugs and medical devices to physicians. The work of John Ioannidis is referenced.

Health News Review

"New farmers’ market baker knows art, science of bread-making" - This article highlights Fiona Strouts, a postdoctoral fellow and artisanal bread maker.

Mountain View Voice

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