This week's grand rounds

September 7 @ 8:00-9:00 am

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Presenter: Dean Winslow

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JAMA Viewpoint: Digital Health for Cardiovascular Medicine

As healthcare providers embrace the digital age, how can digital health applications be used improve health and health care delivery for patients with cardiovascular disease?

Great job to Steven Goodman! He hit the national anthem out of AT&T Park

View video here.

A leader in full

As a scientist and as an executive, Marc Tessier-Lavigne has made a career out of making a difference.

Retinoic acid suppresses colorectal cancer development

Levels of retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, are low in mice and humans with colorectal cancer, according to new research. People with high levels of an enzyme that degrades retinoic acid have a poor prognosis.

A message from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Well now: What humans need to flourish

Plug “wellness” into a search engine and you’ll get 405 million hits — and a lot of advice. Everyone, from genuine experts to click-bait writers, has an opinion about what’s good for us.

Why become a doctor? “Fixing the brain” is not impossible.

Stubbornness is not often credited with motivating a career in medicine. But when a young Frank Longo, MD, PhD, asked why doctors couldn’t help his sister with cerebral palsy, his mother, a nurse, told him that damaged brains can’t be fixed.

Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer sought for study on treatment decisions

The study is designed to collect neurophysiological and psychological information from women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis and many treatment decisions.

Department Events

September 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Updates in Cancer Genetics

Cancer Education Seminar

September 6 @ 1:30-2:30 pm

Wisdom of the Crowd or Tyranny of the Mob? Data-Mining Health Records for Clinical Decision Support

BMIR Special Research Colloquium

September 7 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Integrative Genomics in Admixed Children to Advance Personalized Medicine

PCCM Special Seminar

September 7 @ 4:00-5:30 pm

“TBD” — Dr. Paul Utz

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

September 9 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Pathogenesis of Colon Cancer, Polyposis Syndrome, Colon Cancer Genetics

Fellows Didactic Lecture

September 9 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Pulmonary Hypertension and Metabolism: Beyond the Warburg Effect

PCCM Special Seminar

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“’Clunky’ EHRs get in the way of optimal patient care” - This article features a recent commentary on electronic health records by Donna Zulman, Abraham Verghese, and Nigam Shah.

Health Data Management

“Vitamin A compound might aid in colon cancer fight” - Retinoic acid plays an important role in suppressing colorectal cancer tumors, according to a new study. Senior author Edgar Engleman is quoted.

U.S. News & World Report

“Eating too much protein leads to extra fat” - Christopher Gardner discusses excessive consumption of protein.


“Most doctors know basically nothing about e-cigarettes” - Researchers have found that physicians disagree on the best way to answer patient questions about electronic cigarettes. Senior author Judith Prochaska is quoted.

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