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This week's grand rounds

October 28 @ 8:00-9:00 am

A Clinician’s Guide To Interpreting Cost Effectiveness and Other Model-Based Research

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD is a primary care physician and an epidemiologist with a focus on conducting operations research to improve programs designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among low-income populations.

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Three faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH; Robert Harrington, MD; and Amato Giacci, PhD, are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Is it time to compensate kidney donors?

A recent New York Times blog entry editorialized on the worldwide shortage of transplant kidneys, raising the question of whether it’s time to compensate kidney donors to meet the growing need.

Bad for the bone

Preventing early osteoporotic fractures in those who have withstood childhood chronic diseases is a central aim of Leonard’s research program.

Chinese, American experts explore precision health, big data at symposium

More than 300 health researchers from China and the United States convened at Stanford to share their knowledge of precision health, mobile health devices, population health, genomics and cancer.

Residents shine at ACP Meeting

Stanford residents traveled to San Francisco on October 17 to attend and present at the 2015 American College of Physicians (ACP) abstract competition.

From bedside to patient: An Ebola survivor’s odyssey

Ian Crozier, MD, a physician volunteer in West Africa, recounted his story of surviving the Ebola virus and the complications that ensued.

It all comes down to truth: Stanford med student digs in on public-health campaigns

While interning in the World Health Organization’s media unit in Delhi this summer, Stanford medical student Michael Nedelman found himself contemplating a question many public health officials and advertisers have struggled with for years: What makes an effective public-health campaign?

Big data holds great promise for medicine – but what about the patient-doctor relationship?

Big data is opening up all kinds of doors in health and medicine. Genomics and other ‘omics, wearable technologies, combining detailed patient datasets for precision medicine – the possibilities seem endless.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

November 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Asian American Health: Learning Through Diversity

Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is an internist and clinical researcher. Her work has focused on the study of different racial/ethnic populations in the areas of obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk.

November 11 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Responding to Emerging Respiratory Viral Threats

Frederick G. Hayden, MD, is Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Department Events

October 27 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Principles of Local Therapy in Early Breast Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

October 27 @ 8:20 am-6:30 pm

2015 Cardiovascular Research Symposium

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

October 28 @ 1:00-2:00 pm


PCCM Clinical Conference

October 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Plastic Surgery or Primary Care? Altruistic Preferences and Expected Specialty Choice of US Medical Students

Research in Progress

October 30 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Chronic Pancreatitis

Fellows Didactic Lecture

October 30 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Asthma Phenotypes

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“An overreaction to food allergies” - This article focuses on children who are wrongly diagnosed with food allergies due to inaccurate tests. Kari Nadeau provides comment.

Scientific American

“Many antidepressant studies found tainted by pharma company influence” - John Ioannidis provides comment on a re-analysis of a 2001 industry-supported study of the antidepressant drug Paxil.

Scientific American

“Palliative care in California: Improving, but not everywhere” - New reports highlight the shortage of palliative care programs and physicians. VJ Periyakoil is quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

“Can Oprah rescue Weight Watchers?” - Oprah Winfrey recently purchased 10 percent of Weight Watchers. Christopher Gardner provides comment on the company’s role in helping people lose weight.

Los Angeles Times

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