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This week's grand rounds

October 7 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

David Magnus, PhD is Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, where Directs the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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#WIMMonth: Celebrating the contributions of women in medicine

In celebration of the American Medical Association's 'Women in Medicine Month' campaign, we shined the spotlight on some of the extraordinary researchers, physicians, and students who make the Department of Medicine great.

Join the Department of Medicine Team at the 2015 Silicon Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

The Heart Walk celebrates those who have made successful lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising money to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community.

Committee appointed to search for next CEO of Stanford Health Care

The committee will be co-chaired by John Levin, chair of the SHC Board of Directors, and Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine.

A look at using smartphone apps for patient-centered research

The usefulness and power of mobile apps in research was one of the last topics at Medicine X yesterday.

Stanford Letter project, which helps users have end-of-life discussions, now available for mobile devices

For many of us, the topic of how we want to spend our final days rarely comes up in discussions with our family members or doctors.

Measuring how military service affects women’s longevity and overall health

Despite the large numbers of women who serve in the military, there is a dearth of information about their postmenopausal health risks and how military service might impact their longevity.

At Medicine X, talking about owning one’s data and about patient-tailored health care

Health care that’s tailored to you and taking ownership of your health data were the themes of the morning yesterday at Medicine X.

The effects of job insecurity on health care utilization: Findings from a panel of U.S. workers

NIH tries to reduce the gray in the grant pool

For the last three decades, large NIH grants have increasingly been awarded to older investigators. But there is hope on the horizon, as the NIH rolls out a series of funding mechanisms that aim to give new investigators a leg up.

Tension helps heart cells develop normally in the lab, according to Stanford engineers

Scientists have long been able to prod stem cells into forming heart-like beating clumps in the lab, but those cells don't behave like normal heart cells. Getting them to mimic normal adult cells requires tension and a specific shape.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

October 14 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Amyloid: The Old and the New

Michaela Liedtke is an assistant professor of hematology at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Germany.

October 21 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Doctored: The Disillusionment of the American Physician

Sandeep Jauhar was a Ph.D. student in physics at Berkeley when a girlfriend’s incurable illness made him yearn for a profession where he could affect people’s lives directly.

Department Events

October 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Systemic therapy of Advanced Breast Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

October 6 @ 12:00–1:00 pm

With Dean Li

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

October 7 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

With Gaurav Singh

PCCM Journal Club

October 7 @ 4:00–6:30 pm

Clinical Conference

Digestive Disease

October 7 @ 4:00–5:00 pm

Equalizing Child Sex Rations in India – Understanding the Trends, Distribution, Contribution, Potential Drivers, and Impact on Fertility

Research in Progress

October 7 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

How to Identify Individuals at Enhanced Risk to Develop Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrine Grand Rounds

October 8 @ 4:30–5:30 pm

With Anita Zaidi

Conversations in Global Health

October 9 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Improving End-of-Life Decision Making

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Cancer immunotherapy: The cutting edge gets sharper” - A new article on cancer immunotherapy cites research by Ron Levy.

Scientific American


“Digital health investment is thriving but business models still evolving” - A summary on two panels that took place at Medicine X. Michael McConnell is quoted.

MedCity News


“Cervical cancer screening: Experts weigh-in” - This article discusses a recent study from Harvard that found cervical cancer screening recommendations inefficient. A study by Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert is referenced.

MedPage Today


“Can drastically reduced nicotine take the ‘hook’ out of cigarettes?” - Sean David comments on a new University of Pittsburg study that found people tend to smoke fewer cigarettes when they contain less nicotine.

Los Angeles Times


“A powerful new way to diagnose mystery illnesses” - Euan Ashley comments on a Harvard’s Gateway to Diagnosis Initiative, a subset of the NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network.

Boston Globe


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