This Week's Grand Rounds

November 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Impact of a Novel Teaching Intervention on Patient Survival and Grade 3/4 Toxicities

Presenter: Joel Katz, MD

Latest News

#WIMMonth: Celebrating Women in Medicine

The theme for this year's Women in Medicine Month (#WIMMonth) was "Women in Medicine: Leaders in Medical Education and Practice." The annual observance, promoted by the American Medical Association, recognizes the influence of women in medicine.

Faulty DNA repair makes for old, crotchety immune cells; triggers inflammatory disease

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

More than 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers find

A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial

At Stanford symposium, a look at the next four years of health policy

During talks, health policy expert Bob Kocher, MD, 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.

View the latest edition of the Stanford Medicine Residency Research Interest newsletter.

Welcome to the Fall edition of our medicine residency research newsletter! This initiative is an effort to both highlight exciting projects involving our current housestaff and recent graduates (to recognize you in the program for your achievements) but also inform trainees about the types of investigation being performed at Stanford.

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne elaborates on key Stanford issues, invites input

Speaking to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, the president said input from across the campus community will be important to establishing a vision for Stanford's future.

SPRINT: Why hasn’t the low BP goal been embraced in practice?

Drs Harrington and Weiss discuss the controversial SPRINT trial and why some think its methods are not doable in clinical practice.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

November 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Tim Church

Medicine Grand Rounds

November 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Alia Crum

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

October 31 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Ethics, Trust, and Drug Innovation: Could Ranking New Drugs and Companies on Clinical Trial Transparency and Other Ethics Performance Metrics Help?


November 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Radiation in Thoracic Malignancies

Cancer Education Seminar

November 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am


ID Lecture Series

November 2 @ 11:30 am-5:00 pm


Bridging Clinical and Basic Sciences Symposium

November 2 @ 12:00-1:30 pm

Mental Health: A Global Challenge

Stanford Health Policy Forum

November 2 @ 3:00-4:00 pm Update

The Stanford Education Planning Initiative presents

November 3 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

What Makes a Patient-centered Decision-support System Effective? Results and Lessons Learned from the MobiGuide Project

BMIR Colloquium

November 4 @ 7:00-8:00 am


Fellows Didactic Lecture

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.

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 »

View the latest edition of CIGH’s newsletter, Crosstalk. Learn more.

The Palliative Care Section is now soliciting short stories or poems about chronic or life-limiting illness for the first ever Paul Kalanithi Fiction Award. Short story entries should be less than 2,500 words and poems should be less than 50 lines. Submit all work to Joy Li at by November 1. Learn more.

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

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.

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

In the News

"Youth believe e-cigs to be less harmful than cigarettes, surveys show" - Thomas Glynn comments on a recent study about e-cigarette safety and perception.

Las Vegas Review Journal

"Preteens need only two rounds of HPV vaccine, CDC says" - Yvonne Maldonado comments on new recommendations from the CDC that states young people who get the HPV vaccine only need two doses, rather than three.


"Healthy seniors embracing a new stage of life: work" - Senior participation in the workforce is growing, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. James Fries provides comment.


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