This week's grand rounds

March 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Citius, Altius, Fortius: Semper Vigilo! Doping in Sport

Dr. Andrew Pipe is Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Our Latest News

Meet the 2016-2017 Intern Class

On March 18, over 42,000 medical students tore open envelopes that revealed where they will spend the next years of their lives as resident physicians.

Genetic research now integrated into MyHeart Counts app

A phone app developed at Stanford to study heart disease risk and help ordinary people manage that risk has teamed up with 23andMe to add a genetics option.

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 announced

The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is proud to announce registration is open for the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016!

On March 23, Charlotte Jacobs was honored with the Department of Medicine's Hewlett Award "for exceptional physicians."

5 Questions: Sabine Girod on gender leadership bias in academic medicine

Sabine Girod led an effort to see if an educational intervention could reduce gender leadership bias among medical school faculty members. In short, it succeeded.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program receives comprehensive care center status

Accurately diagnosing pulmonary hypertension has eluded physicians for years. With symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue, it is often misdiagnosed as asthma, and inadequately treated.

Health policy advocates push for federal “Tobacco 21” law

Science and common sense tell us that the teenage brain is more vulnerable to peer pressure and susceptible to nicotine addiction than at any other stage of development.

The art of observation – and how it benefits clinicians and non-clinicians alike

The AOCS class takes medical students into Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford to observe art and photography and then alongside a faculty member from the School of Medicine for a clinical correlate to the art that was observed.

Stanford Health Policy marathoners practice what they preach by living healthy lifestyles

It’s a clear day, the early morning fog shrinking away from the starting line. The sun just touches a deep blue ocean.

Watch Lisa Shieh’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Games Doctors Play: Innovation in Medical Education.”

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Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: From The Bubble Boy to Home Transplants

April 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

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March 29 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Targeting Resistances to the Melanoma Miracle Drugs – Novel Strategies and Therapeutics

Cancer Education Seminar

March 29 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Immunocompromised Host Services

ID Lecture Series

March 30 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

The Impact of Health Insurance on Survival – Evidence from NCMS in Rural China

Research in Progress

April 1 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Antibiotics for Emerging Drug Resistant Organisms

PCCM Core Lecture

April 1 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Lower GI Bleeding

Fellows Didactic Lecture

April 1 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Comprehensive Smoking Cessation

PCCM Grand Rounds

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In the News

“Here’s what happens when you ask Siri about rape or depression” - A new study by Stanford and UCSF found that telephone conversational agents often fail to provide appropriate information when asked questions about mental health and domestic violence issues. Lead author Adam Miner is quoted.

Washington Post

Additional Coverage

CNET: Siri, Google Now won’t help if you’re having a heart attack

San Jose Mercury News: Apple changes Siri responses to inquiries about sex assault and abuse

“A low P value may not be important after all” - A review of p-values in biomedical literature shows the misunderstood statistics are being increasingly used. Senior author John Ioannidis is quoted.


“Woman meets heart donor after rare surgery performed at Stanford hospital” - This article highlights a “domino donor” operation that took place at Stanford. Joseph Woo and Michael Fowler are quoted.

ABC 7 News

“Controversial new push to tie microbes to Alzheimer’s disease” - Some researchers are linking Alzheimer’s disease with viruses and bacteria. David Relman provides comment.

Scientific American

“A Chattanooga children’s doctor mourns the loss of his own child” - Pediatrician Alan Kohrt reflects on the death of his son, Holbrook Kohrt.

Chattanooga Times Free Press

“Precision behavioral interventions, based on revealed preferences, key to population health” - At the recent mHealthConnect workshop at Stanford, a group of scientists and researchers discussed the challenges of digital health. Abby King is mentioned.


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