Grand Rounds

February 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Colorectal Cancer Screening: 2017 Update

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH

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Awards and Honors: February 2017

Three Faculty Members Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation.

15 School of Medicine researchers named CZ Biohub Investigators

The researchers will be given funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to develop tools and technologies that support the organization’s goal of curing, preventing or managing every disease.

Physicians fail to recommend genetic testing to many high-risk breast cancer patients

Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing to breast cancer patients at high risk for cancer-associated mutations. Improving access to genetic counseling about the testing process and results is a key priority.

5 Questions: Taia Wang on why some develop severe dengue disease

A new study has found a specific immunologic response among people likely to get severe dengue disease. The work could help lead to a screening test for people at risk of getting a serious case of the disease and to targeted vaccines.

Stanford librarians and volunteers help safeguard government data

If you want to make a history buff sigh, mention the Library of Alexandria, a center of learning that may have held hundreds of thousands of ancient scrolls, or Turkey’s Library of Celsus, pictured here. Like all the great libraries of antiquity, they were eventually destroyed.

Science-related Supreme Court cases to watch in 2017

When I was in grad school, scientists tended to be more interested in p-values than politics. Now, as change becomes the new norm under the Trump administration, many researchers and health professionals are closely monitoring federal actions.

New chief operating officer begins at Stanford Health

Quinn McKenna is responsible for overall operations of the health care system, reporting directly to president and CEO David Entwistle.

Stanford scientists describe stem-cell and gene-therapy advances in scientific symposium

Using stem cells and gene therapy to treat or cure disease may still sound like science fiction, but a scientific meeting here last week emphasized all the fronts on which it is moving closer and closer to fact.

Meet Stanford CVI’s Travel Award recipients

Travel & Exchange Ideas Award Winners February 2017

The Collaborator: Becca Tisdale

"I wanted to return to Stanford because of the tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration. My work is inherently interdisciplinary - involving concepts, tools, and people from medicine, public policy, global public health, and computer science."

Upcoming Grand Rounds

February 22 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Lessons from Virtual Primary Care/Digital Health: Where do we go from here?

Medicine Grand Rounds

March 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

New Concepts Regarding Clinical Uses of Testosterone

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

February 14 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Physician Aid in Dying 2017 – A Forum for Information and Discussion

Cancer Education Seminar

February 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Directions in Population Health Science – From Risks to Consequences

Center for Population Health Sciences Seminar Series

February 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Revealing the Lung Neuroepithelial Cell RNA-SEQ

PCCM Research in Progress Seminar

February 15 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

CCM Board Review

February 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


February 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Who to Treat? An Evidence-Based Approach to Use of Statins for Primary Prevention

Cardiology Grand Rounds

February 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Discovering Disease Subtypes through the Integration of Multiple Types of Omics Data

BMIR Research Colloquium

February 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Born in Bradford Data Presentation

Center for Population Health Sciences

February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Recruited Monocytes Support Lung Regeneration Following Pneumonectomy

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The San Mateo Probation Department is soliciting proposals through February 14 for their Youth and Family Program and their Youth Activities and Mental Health Services. The County is interested in evidence-based or promising practice youth and family programs that promote resiliency, pro-social behavior, and emotional wellbeing. Learn more.

Applications for the Coulter Translational Grant Program are due February 15. The program provides $100,000 grants for translational projects in medical devices, diagnostics, mobile health and biotechnology, with desirable outcomes including commercial products, licenses and start-up companies. Learn more.

Stanford is accepting applications through February 22 for the David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Recipients receive $875,000 over five years. All applicants must be faculty members who are in the first three years of their faculty careers (assistant professors with PI eligibility). Submit all School of Medicine applications to Jeanne Heschele at Learn more.

Submission Guidelines:

File name: Last name_Packard_2017.pdf

  1. Title Page: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering, Proposal title, Name of the PI, title, department, address, phone, email
  2. Letter of recommendation printed on your department letterhead signed by either your Division Chief or your Department Chair addressed per the following (according to your School). This letter should describe first hand knowledge of the nominee's ability to do creative research. Nominees with a joint appointment can submit one letter signed by both department chairs. School of Medicine: address your letter to Dr. Peter Sarnow and the School of Medicine Awards commitee members c/o Jeanne Heschele
  3. Research Statement (based on the sponsor's guidelines) The research statement is limited to 1,400 words (maximum two pages of text, prepared in 12- point font with 1-inch margins). If there are relevant figures, images or references, please include these separately on a third page. Research Statement by nominee on why the research is important, outlining general goals for the next five years. Include general statement of how funds will be spent. This does not need to be a detailed budget and will not be binding on the actual use of funds.
  4. PI Biosketch
  5. List of ALL support, current and pending. Include sponsor name, term, amount of funding, etc.

Internal funding opportunity: The Stanford Center for Digital Health is soliciting applications through February 26 for its inaugural seed grant program focused on the innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare. Recipients will receive Apple Watches and a grant of up to $10,000 in direct costs. Learn more.

Applications are being accepted through March 1 for Spectrum’s KL2/TL1 Training Awards. The awards are career mentored training awards for junior faculty, fellows, residents, medical and doctoral students providing both tuition and salary support with an emphasis on education and training in clinical and translational research. The KL2 Program is especially designed for senior fellows and junior faculty, and provides complete tuition support and partial salary support (75%) for a period of 2 years. The TL1 Program would serve your pre-doctoral and post-doctoral awardees who seek formal training in CTR-related methods. The TL award provides limited tuition and the potential for full stipend support for one year (depending on pre or post-doctoral status), and requires full-time research or study. Learn more.

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 »

February is Heart Month! Here are 3 easy ways that you can celebrate, starting today:.

  • Register & join us in person or as a remote runner at the Racing Hearts 5K/10K on March 26.
  • Join us on March 3 as we eat some pasta & celebrate cardiac survivors with live musical performances. Click here to register.
  • Donate now to Racing Hearts!

View the latest edition of the Cardinal at Work Insider. Learn more.

View Lane Library's upcoming schedule of workshops/classes. All sessions are free for Stanford staff, faculty, students and affiliates. Learn more.

The Dean’s Office will hold a Town Hall on February 15 to continue the conversation about the federal government’s recent travel ban and its impact on our community. Learn more.

Students, fellows, post docs and colleagues – apply today through March 1 for a new course entitled “IDEO, Presence, and Human Experience in Medicine.” This course partners with IDEO to bring design thinking to the challenges of diagnostic error in medicine. Throughout the course, class participants will work with leadership – including IDEO designers and Abraham Verghese – to define a specific challenge and utilize the design thinking process to create deployable solutions. Learn more.

Join Stanford Medicine and Stanford Law School for a Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium on March 6. This event aims to highlight research being done across interdisciplinary fields on race and law enforcement and the public health impact of police violence against minority groups. Learn more.

The next Department of Medicine All-Staff meeting will be held on March 8. Learn more.

Department Chairs and Program Directors: The Clinical Teaching Workshop, organized by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, has been rescheduled for April 17 from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at 1070 Arastradero Road, Room 202A. If you’re interested in attending, contact Julie Hendrix at by March 13.

The next faculty meeting will be held on March 20. Learn more.

In the News

"Too few high-risk women tested for breast cancer gene: survey" - A survey shows few women with early-stage breast cancer seek a second medical opinion. Co-author Allison Kurian is quoted.

U.S News & World Report

"Riskiest ideas’ win $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub" - Fifteen faculty members, including Catherine Blish and Taia Wang, are among 47 investigators who have received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.

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