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This week's grand rounds

January 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Improving Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation Based on its Mechanisms

Dr. Narayan is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, a practicing cardiologist and a translational scientist in the field of arrhythmia medicine.

Our Latest News

Sanjay Basu on his NIH award and the importance of risk-taking in research

In September, Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, received a call from a program officer at the National Institutes of Health informing him that he had received the New Innovator Award.

Viral infections leave a signature on human immune system

A test that queries the body’s own cells can distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial infection and could help doctors know when to use antibiotics.

Building collaboration

Stanford’s Clark Center began a trend of creating spaces where collaboration can flourish.

Overprescribing of opioids is not limited to a few bad apples

Researchers find that prescribing of opioids — such as morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone — is widespread for the Medicare population.

Stanford expert slam government’s myopic biosecurity oversight

In a hard-hitting editorial in Science, three Stanford thinkers have issued a scathing wake-up call to the scientific community and the federal government.

Medical errors caused by doctors not examining their patients

Stories of shocking medical errors that occur because doctors miss something during a physical exam — or forget to examine a patient at all — are common.

A moment in the sun for the tsetse fly – and the Stanford researcher studying its effects in Africa

Upcoming Grand Rounds

January 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Blood Pressure Targets in Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

Tara Chang is an assistant professor at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, and completed her residency at UCSF.

January 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Christine Seidman

Christine Seidman is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Department Events

January 5 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Autologous and Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Lymphoma

Cancer Education Seminar

January 5 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Tick-Borne Infections

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

January 6 @ 4:00-6:30 pm

Sleep and the Liver

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

January 7 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Reducing Mortality in HIV/TB – Optimizing the Host and Controlling the Pathogen

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

January 8 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Fellows Didactic Lecture

January 8 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Didactic Lecture


January 8 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Grand Rounds


Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“CDC urge doctors to curb opioid prescriptions” - A wide group of physicians is responsible for prescribing the drugs driving the opioid crisis, a new study found. Lead author Jonathan Chen is quoted.

Washington Post

Additional Coverage:
Stat News: "Opioid crisis fueled by prescriptions from family doctors and internists"
Psych Central: "Study finds most opioids prescribed by general practitioners"
WebMD: "Primary care docs leading opioid prescribers"

“Disparities in acute leukemia care are multifactorial” - This Q&A features a study by Manali Patel that examined racial disparities among patients with acute lymphoid leukemia.

“Most of the world’s cancer cases are now in developing countries” - Cancer rates are rising in the developing world. Ami Bhatt provides comment.

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“Testosterone linked to uterine fibroid risk” - A new study led by Jennifer Lee found that elevated testosterone levels might raise a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.

MedPage Today

Additional Coverage:
WebMD: "Hormones tied to uterine fibroid risk in study"

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