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This Week's Grand Rounds

October 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Coccidioidomycosis

Presenter: David Stevens, MD

Latest News

Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says

A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.

After successful pilot program, Department-wide roll-out planned for OnCore

Over 10 years ago, the Stanford Cancer Clinical Trials office became the University’s early adopter of the OnCore clinical research management system.

Denishia Clark is our Employee of the Month

Denishia Clark says that throughout her education and career, she's done a dance between health, science and education, but at Stanford, "I don’t have to choose. I can embrace all three interests."

Mark Cullen tapped to be new senior associate dean of research

An expert in quantitative science and public health, Cullen will share the post with the Harry Greenberg, the current senior associate dean of research, until June.

Community advisory board a new resource for Stanford researchers

The Community Advisory Board for Clinical Research is made up of Bay Area residents who can provide insights and advice to investigators on recruiting study participants from a broad range of ethnicities, cultures, ages and economic backgrounds.

Done right, birthing centers could lower costs and improve safety, Stanford experts say

Childbirth in the United States is, on average, more expensive and less safe than in many other developed countries.

Study explores impact of “India’s medical miracle” on newborn and infant survival

Last year we shared the story of "India’s medical miracle" — an emergency medical system, known as GVK EMRI, that began as a group of 14 ambulances and grew to a fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles in just a decade.

What matters to Dean Lloyd Minor? Integrity, diversity, family and Stanford Medicine

From an easy chair in a butter-colored room on the top floor of Stanford’s Old Union, Minor addressed the intimate crowd, fielding a wide range of questions from moderator Jane Shaw, dean for religious life.

Unroofing surgery relieves debilitating symptoms of heart anomaly, study finds

A Stanford study shows that a type of surgery improves the quality of life for patients with myocardial bridging, a congenital condition caused by a major artery tunneling through heart muscle.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

October 26 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cancer Drugs and the Cost of a Human Life: How Much Can We Afford?

Medicine Grand Rounds

November 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Joel Katz

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

October 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

ASCO 2016 Update: Breast Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

October 19 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Mixed Signals and Molecular Switches for Innate Inflammatory Signaling in the Lung

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

October 20 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Repurposing Host-Targeted Therapeutics for Viral Infection

BMIR Research in Progress

October 21 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

In Vivo and In Vitro Diagnostics for Lung Cancer Detection – Opportunities and Challenges

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

Applications are now open for the Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellowship. The Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow will work under the guidance of Mark Musen and Abraham Verghese to research and define a framework for the ontology of the psychosocial aspects of healthcare and disease prevention. Learn more.

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is seeking postdoctoral fellows with experience in molecular or genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, human genetics, computational biology and/or analyses of different kinds of –omics data. Learn more.

Announcements »

Congratulations to Bob Harrington, Glenn Chertow, and Amato Giacci, who were recently inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. Learn more.

View the latest version of The Brief: News and Views from Dean Lloyd Minor. Learn more.

News, events, and updates from CIGH. Learn more.

The School of Medicine is consolidating its endpoint computing support structure under Information Resources & Technology (IRT). This new model—which affects desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, but not servers—is defined by teams responsible for geographically delineated zones such as Lokey/CCSR or Edwards/Lane. IRT already provides support for some of our remote locations including Redwood City and 1520 Page Mill, and in the coming weeks, they will begin to adopt CV Medicine employees based in Falk, BMIR in MSOB, and SCCR in 1070 Arastradero. IRT’s transition team will work closely with Division Chiefs and Managers, Cathy Garzio, Jack Zeng, Jeff Melton, and Medicine’s IT staff throughout this process to ensure a smooth, carefully planned hand-off. For questions, contact Jack Zeng of Medicine or Daniel Paepcke of IRT.

Open Enrollment is approaching (October 24 through November 11). To help you prepare and make your 2017 benefits elections, attend an upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment fair or information session. Can't attend an event in person? Check out the Open Enrollment webinars that you can join from anywhere. Learn more.

Representatives from the Stanford Center for Clinical Research, Clinical Research Quality, and Cancer Clinical Trials Office will host a panel discussion on October 27 about "Reporting Study Results on ClinicalTrials.gov: Why it Matters and Ways to Improve Compliance." Learn more.

The Palliative Care Section is now soliciting short stories or poems about chronic or life-limiting illness for the first ever Paul Kalanithi Fiction Award. Short story entries should be less than 2,500 words and poems should be less than 50 lines. Submit all work to Joy Li at joyli@stanford.edu by November 1. Learn more.


In the News

"Prostate cancer & dementia: Do hormone blockers boost risks?" - Research shows that men being treated with testosterone-lowering prostate cancer therapies are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years than men whose testosterone levels are not altered. Senior author Nigam Shah is quoted.

Associated Press


Additional Coverage

STAT News: Hormone therapy for prostate cancer associated with greater risk of dementia

CBS News: Common prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia risk


"Reviews of medical studies may be tainted by funders’ influence" - Flawed meta-analyses and financial conflicts of interested are increasing issues in medical researcher. John Ioannidis is quoted.

NPR (All Things Considered)


"Calling food ‘healthy’ doesn’t really mean anything" - Christopher Gardner comments on a new FDA announcement about the standard definition for the word "healthy".

Popular Science


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