This week's grand rounds

May 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

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

Presenters: Ron Witteles, MD, Joy Wu, MD, PhD, Justin Parizo, MD

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Stanford, Intermountain physicians share ideas for collaboration

Stanford physicians and leaders visited the Utah-based health-care system to share ideas for a wide-ranging partnership in clinical research, patient care and education.

View the State of the Department presentation

Listen to Department Chair Bob Harrington, MD and his annual State of the Department presentation from April 25.

Annual TRAM Research Symposium coming up

The Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) program will hold its Annual Research Symposium in Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, on May 6, 2016. The theme this year is Precision Medicine.

Meet the 2017-2018 Chief Residents

Ron Witteles, MD, recently announced the internal medicine chief residents for the 2017-2018 academic year. Chief residents are chosen for their exceptional clinical and leadership skills, and act as advocates and mentors for current residents.

Stanford Memorial for Holbrook Kohrt

Please join family, friends, and colleagues to remember the life of Holbrook Edward Kidd Kohrt, MD, PhD.

Should we invest in HIV prevention for people who inject drugs?

People who inject drugs make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. adult population. But about 10 percent of new HIV infections in this country are attributable to injection drug use.

“I carry your heart”: Abraham Verghese on the doctor-patient relationship

Addressing a room full of cardiologists for the annual Simon Dack Lecture, writer and physician Abraham Verghese, MD, reflected on a love poem: “i carry your heart with me”.

Tackling cancers of the immune system with customized peptibodies

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz around the concept of “targeted” cancer therapy that kills only tumor cells while sparing healthy cells and tissue.

Familial hypercholesterolemia: A genetic disease in need of early testing

New research shows that familial hypercholesterolemia — a genetic condition that leads to high LDL cholesterol — is commonly diagnosed late and patients often don’t get adequate treatment.

5 questions: Rita Hamad on why living in poor neighborhoods could be bad for your health

The Stanford researcher co-authored a new study showing that refugees assigned to the most deprived Swedish neighborhoods were 15 to 30 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

New from the Stanford Medicine 25 blog: Why are we doing this teaching?

We teach bedside medicine. We emphasize the importance of the physical exam and how it can help care for your patient and also create an environment where the person you are caring for develops trust.

Publication: Patient Outcomes when Housestaff Exceed Eighty Hours per Week

Upcoming Grand Rounds

May 11 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Autoantigens in Rheumatic Diseases: Lessons from Drifting Continents

May 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Getting Guidelines Right – Evidence is Necessary, Not Always Sufficient

Department Events

May 3 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Immunotherapy of Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

May 4 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Article Discussion with Katrina Lam

PCCM Journal Club

May 4 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

With Douglas Owens

Research in Progress

May 6 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Cholestatic Liver Diseases, PBC, PSC

Fellows Didactic Lecture

May 6 @ 7:00-8:00 am


PCCM Core Lecture

May 6 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Anti-HIV pill not cost effective among U.S. drug abusers” - A new study found that giving anti-HIV pills to people who inject drugs would save lives but cost billions. Author Douglas Owens is mentioned.


“Where refugees settle matters for their health” - New research suggests that the location where refugees settle can have health impacts. Second author Rita Hamad is quoted.


“The unhealthy salt intake controversy” - John Ioannidis weighs in on the reliability of scientific studies.


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