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This week's grand rounds

February 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Translating Discoveries to Cures: The Drug Development Paradigms

Shivaani Kummar, MD, joined the Stanford faculty in January 2015. Her focus on a career in medicine began early.

Our Latest News

Researchers discover previously unknown bacterial species in dolphins

The findings could help scientists detect potential health problems facing marine mammals due to climate change, as well as answer a mystery about how dolphins digest whole fish.

Blood test could transform tuberculosis diagnosis, help monitor treatment effectiveness

A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control a disease that kills 1.5 million people every year.

New chair of pathology named at Stanford Medicine

Thomas Montine, a neuropathologist, is a national expert in the study of the molecular and structural causes of cognitive decline in aging. He comes to Stanford from the University of Washington.

Dean’s Lecture Series puts spotlight on health of sexual and gender minorities

In the latest installment of the Dean’s Lecture Series, the series’ diversity theme broadened to address the health of gender and sexual minorities.

Symposium to explore gender differences in heart disease, treatment

Heart experts will convene Feb. 24 to discuss the role gender differences play in the research and treatment of heart disease.

Measuring return on investment in health care

What is the best way to measure returns on investments in health care? Does the World Health Organization’s approach help developing countries allocate their limited health-care resources wisely?

The latest news from Stanford Health Policy

A roundup of news about health care and policy across the Stanford campus.

Stanford Women’s Heart Health PSA

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Experts from Stanford's Women's Heart Health Clinic urge all women to know their numbers, listen to their bodies, and spread awareness about women's heart disease.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Age, Estimating GFR, and Living Kidney Donation

Jane Tan, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of nephrology at Stanford University. Her research explores the function older kidneys that have been transplanted into patients compared with younger ones.

March 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Shock of Attention: Discoveries of Narrative Medicine

Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Department Events

February 22 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Complexity of parasite control and elimination: from ecological modeling to systems immunology

ID Special Seminar

February 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Immunotherapy of CNS Tumors

Cancer Education Seminar

February 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Water-related skin and soft tissue infections

ID Lecture Series

February 23 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

With Helen Blau

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

February 24 @ 12:15-4:30 pm

Basic and Translational Research Symposium on Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Health and Disease

February 24 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

With Vilso Curto

RIP Seminar

February 25 @ 1:30-2:30 am

Adolescent Electronic Cigarette Use: From Theory to Research to Policy

TRAM Lecture

February 26 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Nutrition – IBD

Fellows Didactic Lecture

February 26 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Lung Pathology Cases – Tutorial Part II

PCCM Didactic Lecture

February 26 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Grand Rounds

PCCM

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“A controversial treatment for peanut allergies” - Several programs, including the Sean Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, are treating patients with peanut allergies by offering increasing doses of the allergen. Kari Nadeau is quoted.

Wall Street Journal


“Could the right gut microbes help fight childhood malnutrition?” - New studies suggest that gut bacteria could help protect against malnutrition. David Relman provides comment.

Washington Post


“Health reform roils Downtown Abbey” - Kathy McDonald is quoted in this segment about health-care consolidation.

Marketplace (NPR)


“An echo chamber on both sides of the salt debate” - John Ioannidis weighs in on the debate over the dangers of salt.

Pacific Standard


“Cardiomyopathy: Stanford hosts free conference on genetic heart condition” - Stanford Health Care and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease recently hosted a free conference to raise awareness about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Euan Ashley is featured.

NBC Bay Area


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