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Grand Rounds

March 15, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Your Patient has an Abnormal Stress Test. Now What?

William Fearon, MD & David Maron, MD

Latest News

Newest Degree Program Combines Community Health and Prevention

In fall 2015 the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) convened an interdisciplinary committee to create a master’s degree anchored in the research and education efforts of SPRC faculty. Just six months later, the Stanford University Faculty Senate approved the master’s in community health and prevention research in perpetuity. Such speedy approval was unprecedented in Stanford’s history.

Stanford research on the evolving polices of the current administration

Stanford research on the evolving health policies of the current administration, compiled by Stanford Health Policy.

Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance

Stanford University has joined five University of California campuses in a consortium dedicated to removing administrative barriers to sharing research resources, talent, productivity tools and bioinformatics expertise.

Gender parity in global health events: A conversation

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health teamed up with partners at Women in Global Health and the Global Health Council to call attention to the great underrepresentation of women in global health conferences and events. Leaders from these and other organizations held a live webinar and Twitter chat on the topic on Monday.

At Stanford event, researchers discuss health effects of racial discrimination

Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, kicked off Monday’s Race, Policing and Public Health Symposium by reminding the several hundred attendees why physicians — who are trained primarily to care for the physical body — should care about issues of race, law enforcement-related violence and discrimination.

Stanford health policy researchers examine new health care bill

As the debate around health care intensifies following the release earlier this week of the House Republican’s American Health Care Act, several Stanford-affiliated researchers agreed to weigh in on the new bill.

Experts urge health care providers to harness power of people’s mindsets

A growing body of research has shown that people’s mindsets can measurably affect physical healing.
Social context, including patients’ relationships with their doctors, as well as patients’ expectations about healing can drive these placebo responses.

Stanford Medicine students and faculty share immigration stories

The room was small — a simple classroom in one of the medical school buildings — but the stories of immigration — poems, narratives and a song — were heartfelt and expansive. They followed families across continents and generations, landing squarely in the present, at Stanford Medicine, where those families’ sons and daughters are now doctors and medical students.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 22, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Teaching Awards

Kelley Skeff, MD & PhD George DeForest Barnett, Professor in Medicine

March 29, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

21st Thomas Merigan Jr. Lecture: Surveillance at the Molecular Level: The Good, The Bad, and the Evil

David Heymann, MD

Department Events

March 14, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cancer Education Seminar: Surgical Approach to Rectal Cancer

Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

March 15, @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pulmonary Research in Progress Seminar: Improving U.S. Lung Transplant Waitlist Mortality and Equality – The Case for Broader Geographic Lung Sharing

Joshua Mooney, MD

March 16, @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar Series: Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression

Steve Cole, PhD

March 16, @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

BMIR Research in Progress: Radiogenomics – Linking Molecular Data and Clinical Imaging Towards Non-invasive Precision Oncology

Mu Zhou, Postdoctoral Scholar

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

  • Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions
    The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions is a new initiative with a bold mission – to create an open space to explore uncommon interdisciplinary solutions to our world’s most pressing problems and to become an internationally recognized model of a purposeful, high-impact, and interdisciplinary research ecosystem. The Catalyst Collaborative is seeking to fund two interdisciplinary project teams during their pilot year, each receiving $3 million over 3 years. Applications are due March 17. Learn more
  • Spectrum Pilot Grants for Population Health Sciences
    Applications are open now through March 17 for the 2017 Spectrum Pilot Grants for Population Health Sciences. Typical grants range between $15,000 and $50,000 per year and depend on the specific program and the individual proposal. The primary expectation is that these early-stage translational projects will lead to additional research, external support, information dissemination and most important, will develop into longer-term, comprehensive projects. Successful projects will focus on work in populations (either community-based or healthcare system-based) to answer important questions related to one of the 13 subject areas (working groups) listed in the program announcement. Learn more
  • Stand Up to Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team
    Stand Up to Cancer is now soliciting RFPs’s for the Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team (LOI deadline March 22). The Dream Teams will be comprised of multi-disciplinary investigators from a minimum of three institutions. Priority will be given to applications that are characterized by a diversity of team members, including and not limited to those from fields outside the traditional realms of biomedical research. Specific aims of the project may include basic research, translational studies and populations studies but the overall proposal must have a strong clinical research component. $7 million over four years will be provided, and any indirect costs will be negotiated. Learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team. Stanford faculty can contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749,, or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968,, for application assistance.
  • Spectrum Child Health Research Institute Grant and Postdoctoral Support Program
    The CHRI supports child health research grants for Instructors, Assistant, Associate, Professors, and Postdoctoral Fellows. All applicants must have or plan on having a focus on child health or obstetrics research, or wish to expand their interest in child health research. All applicants must be a CHRI Member (except postdoctoral fellows), or his/her primary research mentor must be a CHRI Member. Submissions are due April 3. Learn more
  • Harrington-scholar Innovation Program
    Applications are being accepted through April 5 for the Harrington-Scholar Innovation Program. The goal of the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program is to advance physician-scientist-initiated projects aimed at clinical introduction of new medicines. The Scholar-Innovator Award provides research and drug development funding as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and clinical introduction. Applicants are encouraged to contact their department’s Research Process Manager in the Research Management Group at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline so they can help you with your application. Contact information here. Learn more
  • Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
    Applications are being accepted through April 25 for Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants. Through the Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will provide project awards to teams of investigators from both institutions conducting T3/T4 research to advance healthcare transformation. Investigators will receive up to $75,000 for one year to teams of investigators from both institutions to advance healthcare transformation. Learn more
  • CERC Design Fellowship
    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

Announcements »

  • USCIS has announced that it will suspend Premium Processing for all H1B petitions effective April 3 for a period up to 6 months. The Bechtel international scholar advisors are in the process of evaluating this development and its impact. Subscribe here to learn more
  • As immigration policies continue to change, Stanford has compiled a list of immigration resources and information. Learn more
  • View a list of upcoming Stanford Faculty workshops. Learn more
  • The newly launched Center for Digital Health (CDH) aims to connect Stanford Medicine faculty with exciting new opportunities in the digital health space. In order to make those connections efficiently and appropriately, we have created a short survey to better understand our faculty’s current interests and areas of expertise in digital health. We will use this personalized information to matchmake faculty with internal and external digital health opportunities that are most relevant to them.
    Faculty and instructors - please take a moment to complete the short survey here. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the CDH, please email us at or visit
  • Department Chairs and Program Directors: The Clinical Teaching Workshop, organized by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, has been rescheduled for April 17 from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at 1070 Arastradero Road, Room 202A. If you’re interested in attending, contact Julie Hendrix at by March 13.
  • Nominations are open now through March 13 for the annual School of Medicine awards, given to staff members who show exceptional dedication to the life of our community and to supporting our tripartite mission and vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health. There are two kinds of awards:
    • The Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award is given to two exceptional staff members who have been selected based on outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer service.
    • The Inspiring Change Leadership Award recognizes up to two individuals who initiate or lead change and innovation, including implementing new processes, systems, organizational structures, or operating paradigms that result in transformative improvements in service, efficiency, value, effectiveness, outcome, or satisfaction.
    School of Medicine Staff Award winners will be recognized at the Dean’s Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon and will each receive a $3,000 check in appreciation of their service and commitment. Learn more
  • Submit your nominations for the March Employee of the Month by March 15. Learn more
  • The next Dean’s Lecture Series will be held on March 20, and will feature Michael Specter. Michael Specter has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and focuses on science, technology, and public health. Learn more
  • The next faculty meeting will be held on March 20. Learn more
  • Nominations for the 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards are now being solicited. The Amy J. Blue Awards honor staff members who are exceptionally effective, supportive of colleagues, and passionate about their work. Nominations must be received by March 22. Learn more
  • Register and join Stanford’s Racing Hearts 5K/10K on March 26. Learn more

In the News

"Why virtual doctor visits may wind up costing more" - Sumbul Desai discusses Stanford’s telemedicine program, ClickWell Care.

San Francisco Business Times

"How dangerous are mold hazards plaguing flooded Bay Area homes?" - Health experts say Bay Area homeowners and renters should be aware of potential health risks from mold and bacteria following recent floods. Catherine Forest is quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

"1 in 7 obese people has normal blood pressure, cholesterol" - A new study found that 14% of 1.3 million overweight and obese people had normal blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure readings. Tracey McLaughlin, who was not involved with the study, is quoted.

HealthDay News

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