This week's grand rounds

April 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Precision Medicine: From Vision to Reality

Dr. Wenzel has had a passion for understanding and improving the treatment of asthma, in particular severe asthma.

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A worldwide audience learns about palliative care through online learning

How do you capture the essence of compassionate care and the patient experience in an online environment?

Stanford Health Care names David Entwistle president and CEO

Stanford Health Care (SHC) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed David Entwistle as president and CEO, effective July 5, 2016.

Smokers have harder time getting jobs, study finds

A study comparing employment in smokers and nonsmokers showed that by 12 months, smokers were less likely to have found a job than nonsmokers, and those who did earned less than nonsmokers.

Stanford Medicine to join new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Crystal Mackall will lead a cancer immunotherapy center at Stanford that is being launched with an initial $10 million grant from the Parker Foundation.

Mark Orcholski is our Employee of the Month

When Mark Orcholski joined the Department of Medicine in August 2011, he says it ended a period of “wandering” without a solid plan in terms of his career and education.

State of the Department presentation set for April 25

Faculty, staff, researchers, and students are invited to join Department Chair Bob Harrington, MD, for his annual State of the Department presentation at 5 p.m. on April 25.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

April 27 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Going Viral with Zika

May 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Supplementation Nation: A Heart Stopping Tale of Pursuit of the Fountain of Youth

Department Events

April 18 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Reading and Re-writing Human T Cell Circuitry

ID Special Seminar

April 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Current Perspectives on Chemotherapy for Metastatic Colon Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

April 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

STD’s part 2

ID Lecture Series

April 19 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Precision Medicine: Promise of Proof?

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

April 20 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Asthma Phenotypes

PCCM Grand Rounds

April 20 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Valuing Non-fatal Health Risks: Monetary and Health Utility Measures

Research in Progress

April 21 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

The Role of Biomedical Informatics Innovation in Transforming Health Care

Research Colloquium

April 22 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Swallow Assessment and PVGM Management

PCCM Core Lecture

April 22 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Quality Measures in Colonoscopy

Fellows Didactic Lecture

April 22 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Christopher Nguyen

PCCM Grand Rounds

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In the News

“Cigarette smoking could burn your job prospects” - A new study comparing employment in smokers and nonsmokers showed that by 12 months, smokers were less likely to have found a job than nonsmokers, and those who did earned less than nonsmokers. Lead author Judith Prochaska is quoted.

CBS News

Additional Coverage

US News: Smokers may have a harder time finding a job

Daily Mail: Cigarettes are bad for your health and your career

Mirror: Smokers find it harder to get a job – and when they do they are paid less

“Entrepreneur Sean Parker creates cancer immunotherapy effort” - Stanford is 1 of 6 institutions launching cancer immunotherapy centers via a $250 million Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy initiative. Crystal Mackall will lead the Stanford center, and is quoted.

San Francisco Chronicle

Additional Coverage

Wired: Sean Parker just gave $250M to the darling of cancer research

Bloomberg: Sean Parker gives $250 million for cancer immunotherapy research

LA Times: Napster cofounder Sean Parker gives cancer immunotherapy development a boost

New York Times: Sean Parker, a Facebook and Napster pioneer, to start cancer immunotherapy effort

Inside Philanthropy: What I learned about philanthropy and cancer at Sean Parker’s pad last night

“Cocktails for cancer with a measure of immunotherapy” - This article discuses the next frontier in cancer immunotherapy. Crystal Mackall is quoted.

Nature News

“PCSK9 Inhibitors for statin intolerance, early beta blockade in AMI debated” - In this video, Bob Harrington and Duke Professor Magnus Ohman discuss new developments in cardiology clinical trials.


“Ailing fetuses to be treated with stem cells” - Maria Roncarolo is mentioned in this piece about stem cell therapies for fetuses with life threatening disorders.


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