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February 23, 2015

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Latest News
Sumbul Desai is the new vice chair of strategy and innovation for the Department.

From Stanford News: Stanford scientists discover a protein’s novel role in several types of cancers.

State of the Department Presentation
The 'State of the Department' presentation by the Chair, Dr. Robert Harrington.

Monday, March 9

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, LKSC Berg Room B,C

Grand Rounds
Feb. 25: Placebo Effects in Clinical Care. View event
March. 4: Hewlett Award Lecture: The Best Way to Predict the Future…is to invent it. View event
March. 11: Regenerative Strategies for Diabetes. View event

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Microtubule Dependent Sensing of Nucleic Acids for Antiviral Host Defenses. View event
Cancer Education Seminar: Updates in Neuro-Oncology. View event
Infectious Disease Lecture Series: Trematodes. View event
Nephrology Grand Rounds: Regulation of Epithelial Na+ Channels by External Cues. View event
Digestive Disease Clinical Conference: Clinical Case Reviews. View event
Research in Progress: Age and Trying Out New Ideas. View event
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Barrets Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer. View event
Hepatitis C: The Future has Arrived. View event

Access to large data sets has become a key component of research, and data providers often require the researcher or Stanford to sign an agreement. Here is a review of Stanford’s guidance for data agreements. View more
The next Conversation in Global Health will feature Dr. Gavin Yamey from UCSF and will be held on March 4 in LKSC Room 120 from 4:00-5:00 pm. View event
The Continuing Medical Education Conference, “Managing Sleep Health in the Primary Care Setting”, is scheduled for March 6. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Medicine and the National Sleep Foundation. View event
The Stanford ultrasound division will host two national CME courses. The first course, scheduled for April 11, will covers basic bedside ultrasound applications. The second course on June 22 is geared to ultrasound in the critically ill and the RUSH exam. View more

In the News
Scope Blog: "Faulty cells may help explain how diabetes begins"

A study published this month in the Journal of Lipid Research found metabolic anomalies in the subcutaneous fat of a group of people at risk for Type 2 diabetes. The research is a collaboration between Tracey McLaughlin and her colleagues at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the NIH.

Vox: "John Ioannidis has dedicated his life to quantifying how science is broken"

In this Q&A, John Ioannidis discusses how to fix accuracy problems in scientific research.

San Francisco Magazine: "When doctors need doctors: After dodging a death sentence, looking for a cure"

In this profile, Holbrook Kohrt discusses his research and how his hemophilia shapes his work.

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