This Week's Grand Rounds

November 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Can Too Much Exercise Cause Weight Gain? Optimal Physical Activity Prescription for Health and Weight Loss

Presenter: Tim Church, MD, MPH, PhD

Latest News

Department of Medicine all-staff meeting scheduled for November 8

Department of Medicine leadership will host an All-Staff meeting on November 8.

Loto Reed is our employee of the month

“Loto Reed does everything for the Primary Care Division,” says Sang-ick Chang, MD, MPH. And he may be right.

GI Fellows Among Top Finishers in 2016 Jeopardy Competition

Stanford GI fellows Allison Kwong, MD, and Jessica Yu, MD, competed as a two-person team in the 2016 GI Jeopardy.

Exploring the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy

The immune system is primed to protect the body from outside invaders, like viruses and bacteria. But can the immune system also be trained to protect against invaders from the inside, like cancer cells?

Hedgehog pathway plays a role in colitis, new research suggests

The Hedgehog signaling pathway — named after a gene mutation that caused short, spiky protrusions on fruit fly larvae — received much attention in the past decade for its role in organ development and tumor growth.

Global mental health: Major challenges persist, Stanford Health Policy Forum researchers say

Tackling the entire field of global mental health in less than two hours is no easy task.

There will be blood

In the Rivals for Life blood drive, Stanford and Cal face off to see who can donate more pints.

Health Policy through 2020

Health policy expert Bob Kocher likes to show a slide of the signature page of the Affordable Care Act, which he helped draft when he worked in the White House.

Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection awards 2016-17 seed grants

Seed grants were awarded to seven faculty teams and individuals, as well as to eight young investigators, for the coming year.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

November 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Harnessing Mindset in 21st Century Healthcare

Medicine Grand Rounds

November 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Finding the Cure for Pulmonary Hypertension at the Intersection of Genetics and Inflammation

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

November 7 @ 3:15-4:15 pm Update

The Stanford Education Planning Initiative

November 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Advanced Disease

Cancer Education Seminar

November 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am


ID Lecture Series

November 10 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Query Federation Over the Life Sciences Linked Open Data Cloud

BMIR Research in Progress

November 11 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Treatment of IBD: immunomodulators

Fellows Didactic Lecture

November 11 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Surgical Lung Biopsy for Interstitial Lung Diseases

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Emerson Collective is proud to announce the second round of funding under its oncology research program. The Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals by December 9 for research projects related, but not limited to, immunotherapy, ‘high risk/high reward’ initiatives, KRAS targeting, or antibody therapies. Positive criteria include the potential of a project to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. Gift awards range from $50,000 up to $200,000. Please contact Sandy Yujuico by phone at 497-3873 or email for any questions.

Spectrum Child Health is accepting proposals through February 1 for their Stanford Child Health Research Institute Clinical Trainee Awards. The awards support MD or MD/PhD fellows for up to 100% salary for up to two years. Applicants must Demonstrate a commitment to an investigative career in obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty or subspecialty primarily focused on child health (e.g., pediatric surgery). Learn more.

RNA Therapeutics Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is now seeking MD and MD/PhD applications for a tenure-track, physician-scientist faculty position. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, investigate disease mechanisms or develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Learn more.

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 »

The Department of Medicine will host an all-staff meeting on November 8. Learn more.

Open Enrollment is ongoing 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.

ABC's for Global Health (a 501 C 3 non profit org) launched its first medical mobile clinic in Pampanga, Philippines and now operating 20 days each month with a crew of doctors, nurses, coordinators administering care to poor people (including the indigenous communities) with inadequate access to care. ABC’s for Global Health is now soliciting donations of Halloween candy, toys, clothes and books for children in the Philippines. Drop off all donations with Dr. Lin on the third floor of Hoover. The organization will also host a fundraising dinner dance on November 12 at the South San Francisco Recreational Hall on 33 Arroyo St. South San Francisco to raise money for the yearly operating budget for the mobile clinic. Learn more.

Stanford Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Please send nominations, including the names and contact information, to the Director of Strategic Leadership Search, Anitra Bowers, at, copying to the Strategic Leadership Search Specialist, Trevor Myers, at by November 18.

Save the date! The Department of Medicine holiday party will be held on December 14.

In the News

"Safer to puff, e-cigarettes can’t shake their reputations as a menace" - Thomas Glynn comments on the portrayal of e-cigarettes as a public health threat.

The New York Times

"Open-data movement: Share and share alike?" - In this video, Bob Harrington and several researchers discuss the communication of data from clinical trials.

"Study: ‘Ubiquitous’ nature of painkillers lands kids – even toddlers – in the ER" - New research indicates that adolescents, children, and toddlers are suffering from opioid poisoning at an increasing rate. Jonathan Chen provides comment.

Kaiser Health News

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