This week's grand rounds

August 31 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Nuclear Receptors and Diabetes: Feast, Famine, and Physiology

Presenter: Ron Evans, PhD

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Employee of the Month - Matthew Franzen

“Matt is an amazing employee,” says Eric Sun. “The reality is that IT is one of those jobs (like sanitation) where *not* noticing things is a sign that things are running smoothly and going well. That being said, bugs do happen, and this is where Matt shines.” Kathryn McDonald agrees, adding that Matt has deserved this award for years.

How doctors answer e-cigarette questions

Researchers analyzed an online medical forum to better understand what patients want to know about e-cigarettes and how doctors respond to those questions.

A big welcome to Stanford’s newest medical students

It’s a big day for the newest batch of Stanford medical students: Our 93 doctors-to-be will begin their medical journey by receiving their white coat and stethoscope in a ceremony on campus this afternoon.

"At what cost?" Teaching innovators to make health care better and cheaper.

“Most health economists would say that new technology has actually been the biggest driver of the increase in health-care costs,” says Yock, director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, which trains young medical-technology entrepreneurs.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Purvesh Khatri’s Grand Rounds talk: “Adventures of a ‘Data Parasite’: Accelerating Translational Medicine Using Heterogenous Data.”

Department Events

August 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

ASCO Updates: Lymphoma; Developmental Therapeutics

Cancer Education Seminar

August 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Line Infections

ID Lecture Series

August 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Actual Practice and Oncologists’ Perspective

Palliative Care

September 1 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Didactic Lecture


September 2 @ 7:00-8:00 am


Fellows Didactic Lecture

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Making medicine more precise, accessible” - Euan Ashley is quoted in this article on precision medicine.

San Diego Union Tribune

“To Stanford researcher, Syrian boys’ viral photo shows vital need” - In this article, Michele Barry addresses mental health concerns and lack of services in Syrian refugee camps.

San Francisco Chronicle

“Some like it hotter” - Catherine Forest weighs in on infrared saunas.

New York Times

“No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids” - Sanjay Basu comments on new recommendations form the American Heart Association that suggest children should consume no more than six teaspoons of sugar each day.

“Is gene therapy a false trail for precision medicine research?” - This article highlights an op-ed co-written by John Ioannidis.

Health IT Analytics

“Doctors divided on safety, use of electronic cigarettes” - Researchers have found that physicians disagree on the best way to answer patient questions about electronic cigarettes. Senior author Judith Prochaska is quoted.

HealthDay News

“Jury still out on stem cells for heart failure” - This piece highlights a review article from JAMA Cardiology on stem cell therapies for heart failure. Author Joseph Wu is quoted.

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