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Grand Rounds

March 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

21st Thomas Merigan Jr. Lecture: Surveillance at the Molecular Level: The Good, The Bad, and the Evil

David Heymann, MD

Latest News

How Campaign for Stanford Medicine dollars are helping transform cancer care.

The Transforming Cancer Care initiative at Stanford Medicine was created to re-imagine the delivery of cancer care and shape the future of cancer science. In this first installment of a three-part series on the impacts of funds raised via the Campaign for Stanford Medicine, Beverly Mitchell, MD, director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, shares some of the recent discoveries and progress that have been made possible.

Adventures of a proud data parasite.

In an era in which analyzing other people’s data has been likened to research parasitism by no less an authority than The New England Journal of Medicine, Purvesh Khatri, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (biomedical informatics research–Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection), declares, “I’m not a research parasite, because that implies that I’m stealing somebody else’s idea.

Sanjay Basu and Team Win Third Place in SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge.

The SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge asked, "What can be achieved by sharing clinical trial data?" Making use of a dataset underlying the New England Journal of Medicine article, "A Randomized Trial of Intensive vs. Standard Blood Pressure Control," the research community answered the challenge with more than 16,000 followers and 200 qualifying teams.

Chitra Dinakar to Serve on AAAAI Board of Directors.

Chitra Dinakar, MD, (clinical professor, pulmonary & critical care medicine), has been elected to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Board of Directors. For the next four years, Dinakar will serve as the At-Large Director from the Nominating Committee.

Stanford’s big health care idea.

When Arnold Milstein arrived at Stanford University in 2010 to create the Clinical Excellence Research Center, he already had several careers’ worth of experience in medical innovation. He had been in private practice as a psychiatrist; founded a health care consulting company; examined the organizational structure of hospitals and private practices, poring over the data on the quality of health care; and applied what he learned to improve care for Boeing employees in Seattle and hotel workers in Atlantic City.

After years of preparation, Stanford students ‘match’ to residency programs.

At 8:55 a.m., as Nuriel Moghavem got up from his table to accept the sealed, red envelope with his future hidden inside, his two younger brothers punched him in the shoulder — for luck.

Reflecting on the importance of Planned Parenthood.

As Congress considers the GOP’s American Health Care Act, there are likely many people out there who don’t know that the proposed legislation calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Cutting Medicaid hurts all kids, rich and poor.

Health care for children is different from care for adults. Treating kids requires doctors who are experienced with their unique needs, and — according to Stanford pediatricians Paul Wise, MD, MPH, and Lisa Chamberlain, MD — this experience is developed and lives in children’s hospitals.

Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems.

In all fields of science, small studies, early studies and highly cited studies consistently overestimate effect size, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.




Upcoming Grand Rounds

April 5, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Fourth Annual Karl G. Blume, MD, Memorial Lecture: With Mary Horowitz.

Medicine Grand Rounds

April 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

A Hundred Year Flood: Rethinking Modern Medicine

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

March 28, @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cancer Education Seminar: Radiation for Esophageal Cancer.

Daniel Chang, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

March 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science: Defining New Pathways for Human Cardiovascular Disease.

Peter J. Mohler, PhD

March 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health: Global Health Security – A Conversation with David Heymann.

Professor David L. Heymann

March 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Stanford Cardiology at the ACC.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

March 31, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Fellows Didactic Lecture: Mass Lesions of Liver – Approach to Suspected Chronic Liver Disease.

Channa Jayasekera, MD

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
  • Spectrum Child Health Research Institute Grant and Postdoctoral Support Program
    The CHRI supports child health research grants for Instructors, Assistant, Associate, Professors, and Postdoctoral Fellows. All applicants must have or plan on having a focus on child health or obstetrics research, or wish to expand their interest in child health research. All applicants must be a CHRI Member (except postdoctoral fellows), or his/her primary research mentor must be a CHRI Member. Submissions are due April 3.Learn more.
  • Harrington-scholar Innovation Program
    Applications are being accepted through April 5 for the Harrington-Scholar Innovation Program. The goal of the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program is to advance physician-scientist-initiated projects aimed at clinical introduction of new medicines. The Scholar-Innovator Award provides research and drug development funding as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and clinical introduction. Applicants are encouraged to contact their department’s Research Process Manager in the Research Management Group at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline so they can help you with your application. Contact information here. Learn more.
  • The V Foundation 2017 Cancer Research Program
    The V Foundation is offering a limited $200,000 funding opportunity for all Stanford assistant professors whose research involves either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational cancer research. Because up to two applicants are permitted, a university-wide internal selection process is required. Internal applications are due April 17. Learn more.
  • George Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries
    The Dr. George Rosenkranz Prize is awarded to a young Stanford researcher whose work aims to improve health care in the developing world. Aimed at fostering innovative and thoughtful research, the Rosenkranz Prize is a stipend of US$100,000 to foster innovative, thoughtful research over a two-year period. The Rosenkranz Prize is not simply a financial resource—it will also give its recipients an incubating network as they develop their careers. Eligible recipients include Stanford instructors, research associates, postdoctoral students or Stanford professors early in their career, without respect to chronological age, working in variety of disciplines. Applications are due April 21. Learn more.
  • Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
    Applications are being accepted through April 25 for Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants. Through the Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will provide project awards to teams of investigators from both institutions conducting T3/T4 research to advance healthcare transformation. Investigators will receive up to $75,000 for one year to teams of investigators from both institutions to advance healthcare transformation. Learn more.
  • Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Faculty Scholar Award
    Applications are open now through June 1 for the 2017 CHRI Faculty Scholars Program. The CHRI Faculty Scholar Program will provide funds first for the scholar's remuneration and benefits and second to support research and other costs of the faculty member such that there shall be demonstrable, significant and meritorious scholarship/research activities related to innovation in maternal and child health. Learn more.
  • Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Harman Faculty Scholar AwardApplications are open now through June 1 for the CHRI Harman Faculty Scholars Program. The CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar Program will provide funds first for the scholar's remuneration and benefits and second to support research and other costs. Applicants must have a mid-career faculty appointment and have their primary site of clinical and academic activity at the LCPH. Research must be related to maternal and child health. Learn more.
  • CERC Design Fellowship
    Applications are now open for Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) design fellowship. CERC is seeking early-career aspiring innovators from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become leaders in the design of higher value health care. Fellows will work in multi-disciplinary teams to design new care models. Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis; and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For further information contact Dominic Boccaccio at Learn more.
Announcements »
  • As immigration policies continue to change, Stanford has compiled a list of immigration resources and information. Learn more.
  • View a list of upcoming Stanford Faculty workshops. Learn more.
  • Join the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health on March 28 for a conversation with David L. Heymann, renowned leader in global health and security, to hear about his life and career in which he headed the global response to SARS and worked on the first and second outbreaks of Ebola. Learn more.
  • USCIS has announced that it will suspend Premium Processing for all H1B petitions effective April 3 for a period up to 6 months. The Bechtel international scholar advisors are in the process of evaluating this development and its impact. Subscribe here to learn more.
  • Registration is now open for TEDxStanford 2017: In the Moment, which will be held on April 23 at Cemex Auditorium. Learn more.
  • Registration is now open for Stanford CVI’s 2nd Annual Drug Discovery Symposium on April 24. The conference will cover a broad range of policy, research and venture topics. Learn more.
  • Save the date for our annual State of the Department presentation. The event will be held June 27 from 5 – 6 p.m.
In the News

"Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on costs" - A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack of some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that’s like to spur debate about what drugs should cost. Mark Hlatky provides comment.

New York Times

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