This week's grand rounds

May 11 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Autoantigens in Rheumatic Diseases: Lessons from Drifting Continents

Presenters: Anthony Rosen, MD

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Administrative Professionals Appreciation Breakfast

On April 27, Department of Medicine leadership, faculty, and staff gathered in the sunny Grant courtyard to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of administrative professionals.

Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.

Cardiologist and medical innovator Alfred Spivack dies

Spivack, who founded the coronary care unit at Stanford, was an early champion of increasing nurses' role in caring for cardiology patients.

Researchers release video game to help build a better test for tuberculosis

A new version of the Eterna video game could allow citizen scientists to design a molecule that would simplify the widespread use of a new TB test.

Translational research, applied medicine symposium set for May 20

The daylong symposium will bring together leaders from academia and industry to explore precision medicine.

Biodesign marks 15 years with new name, focus

Stanford Biodesign has been renamed the Byers Center for Biodesign, and it’s now focusing on creating health-care technology that’s affordable.

Panel: revolutionary digital-medicine advances are already in the works

As part of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association‘s Alumni Day event, I recently moderated a panel discussion on “The digital medicine revolution.”

“A real medical problem”: A Stanford physician reflects on treating patients with opioid addictions.

Suddenly empowered to write prescriptions as a new resident, Jonathan Chen, MD, PhD, knew the basics and had more senior physicians to ask for advice when needed.

Med School 101 class on e-cigarettes gives teens a crash course in critical thinking

When 19 high school students and I took our seats at the Med School 101 class called “E-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah: What you need to know,” we weren’t entirely sure what to expect.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

May 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Getting Guidelines Right – Evidence is Necessary, Not Always Sufficient

May 25 @ 8:00-9:00 am

From Personalized to Precision Medicine

Department Events

May 9 @ 5:30-7:00 pm

A Conversation on Leadership

West Meets East

May 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Combinatorial Approaches to Immune Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

May 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Respiratory Viruses in Immunocompromised Hosts

ID Lecture Series

May 10 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

An Overview of the Million Veteran Program

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

May 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Advocating for Palliative Care through Social Media—Exploring Myths and Realities

Palliative Care Grand Rounds

May 11 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Case Discussions

PCCM Joint Chest Conference

May 11 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Inequality Among and Length of Life Spans are not the Same

Research in Progress

May 13 @ 7:00-8:00 am

IBD Biologics

Fellows Didactic Lecture

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“In Prince’s battle with pain medication, a common refrain” - Jonathan Chen comments on the growing opioid epidemic.

New York Times

“Mental health data missing from health records” - Harvard researchers found significant gaps in behavioral and mental health patient records. Nigam Shah provides comment.

Healthline News

“Can an online game help create a better test for TB?” - Stanford researchers are releasing a new web-based video game that encourages players to design a molecule that could help spur the development of a new TB test. Purvesh Khatri is quoted.

Shots (NPR)

Additional Coverage

Wall Street Journal: Videogamers are recruited to fight tuberculosis and other illnesses

“U.S. spent $1.4 billion to stop HIV by promoting abstinence. Did it work?” - A new Stanford study found no evidence that government-funded HIV programs that promote sexual abstinence and marital fidelity have been effective at changing behavior and reducing HIV risk. Senior author Eran Bendavid is quoted.

Goats and Soda (NPR)

Additional Coverage

New York Magazine: Take one guess how well abstinence-only sex education works

Reuters: U.S.-funded abstinence programs not working

San Francisco Chronicle: Stanford HIV study casts doubt on abstinence efforts in Africa

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