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March 2, 2015

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Latest News
Energy and enthusiasm at first-ever Bay Area Primary Care Leadership and Innovation Summit.

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

Monday, March 9

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

*Faculty meeting on Monday, March 2 is cancelled in place of the State of the Department presentation

Grand Rounds
March. 4: Hewlett Award Lecture: The Best Way to Predict the to invent it. View event
March. 11: Regenerative Strategies for Diabetes. View event

Department Events
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series: Tuberculosis. View event
Hematology/BMT Tuesday Seminars-Journal Club. View event
Hematology/BMT Wednesday Didactic Seminar: Thalassemia. View event
Conversation in Global Health: With Gavin Yamey. View event
Research in Progress: Addressing the Needs of High-Risk, High-Cost Veterans’ Affairs Patients. View event
Gastroenterology: Acute Chronic Liver Failure. View event
Oncology Seminar: Next Generation Companion Diagnostics and Clinical Trials. View event
Fellow Didactic Lecture: Hepatitis B (Including Special Populations—Reactivation, Pregnancy). View event
Continuing Medical Education: Managing Sleep Health in the Primary Care Setting. View event

Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, an acclaimed general surgeon, director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery ad Vice Chair for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named the next chair of the Department of Surgery effective July 1.
All nominations for the International Prize of Biology-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science must be submitted by Tuesday, March 10. To nominate a faculty member, send a short paragraph on why you feel they should be nominated and an updated CV to Kate Van Dalsem at More information
A review of Stanford’s guidance for data agreements. View more
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
The New York Times: "U.S. push for abstinence in Africa is seen as failure against HIV"

The $1.3 billion the United States spent since 2005 encouraging Africans to practice abstinence and fidelity to prevent HIV infection did not change sexual behavior, according to a study by Eran Bendavid and second-year medical student Nathan Lo.

LA Times: "Roadmap Epigenomics Project reads between DNA’s genetic instructions"

Michael Snyder provides comment on the first integrative analysis of human epigenomes derived from adult and fetal cell types and tissues.

Shots ( "Younger women hesitate to say they’re having a heart attack"

Jennifer Tremmel weighs in on a new study that shows women often delay care for heart attack symptoms.

Scope Blog: "A conversation about using genetics to advance cardiovascular medicine"

In this Q&A, Joshua Knowles addresses the relationship between genetics and cardiac health.

Scope Blog: "An online film festival for medtech inventors"

The Stanford Biodesign program recently launched a free library of medical technology innovation films.

Australian Broadcasting Company Radio: "Most doctors do not choose aggressive treatment at the end of their life"

A recent Stanford study showed that most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or 'no code' status for themselves if they were terminally ill. V.J. Periyakoil is featured.

Stanford Health Care: "Researchers get more than $23 million to launch centers for big-data research"

Mark Musen discusses his NIH grant to establish the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR).

Stanford Health Care: "FIRM ablation improves treatment of atrial fibrillation"

Sanjiv Narayan on a new type of targeted ablative therapy that greatly improves treatment results.

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