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April 13, 2015

Colleagues: Read on for the latest news and events, and keep up to date on all things DoM via Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

Latest News
Primary Care and Internal Medicine rise in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Stanford-led study finds limited mutations involved in transmission of drug-resistant HIV.

Abraham Verghese explores the impact of language on health at TEDMED.

The spring edition of Quality Improvement News is now available.

Grand Rounds
April 15: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Advances and Opportunities. View event »
April 22: We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Medical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost. View event »
April 29: 2015 Louise and Dorothy Kovitz Visiting Professor: Musings About My Life in Art and Art in My Life. View event »

Department Events
GI Research Conference: Obethicholic Acid for NASH: A Review of the FLINT Trial. View event »
Cancer Education Seminar: When Phase 3 is Beyond Reach—Therapy for Rare Cancers. View event »
Infectious Diseases Lecture Series: Board Review—Pathology/Images. View event »
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science: The Safe Use of Pediatric Anesthetics—What We Have Learned From Animal Models and Imaging. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds: Asthma—An Epidemic Caused by Epigenetics? View event »
Research in Progress: Reconciliation of Different Estimates of the Impact of Nurse Staffing on Patient Outcomes—Evidence from the VA Healthcare System. View event »
Digestive Disease Clinical Conference: Board Review and Clinical Case Reviews. View event »
Fellow Didactic Lecture: Billing. View event »
PCCM Grand Rounds: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis—The Road to Skyfall and Beyond. View event »

Tickets for the 2015 TedxStanford conference will go on sale April 15. Learn more »
The abstract submission deadline for the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute’s Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium is April 24. Learn more »
Investigators and research staff: The Stanford Center for Clinical Research and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a Clinical Research Education Session on April 30. Learn more »
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will host a symposium on May 8 entitled Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Gut Microbiome and Stem Cells. Learn more »
Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery will host a joint CME Cardiovascular Surgery and Medicine Symposium on May 8-9 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Registration is required as conference space is limited. Learn more »
TRAM will host its 4th Annual Retreat/ Research Symposium on May 14. View the meeting schedule and registration information here.
The abstract submission deadline for the 11th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum is June 26. The forum is designed for Junior Faculty and Fellows who are conducting clinical or basic science research in cardiovascular disease. Learn more »
The Stanford Program in Bedside Medicine and the Stanford Medicine 25 Initiative will host an inaugural Skills Symposium on September 28-29, featuring Abraham Verghese, the core Stanford 25 team, and guest faculty including Dr. Steve McGee and Dr. Andrew Elder. The Symposium will teach attendees bedside skills, and is geared towards junior and mid-career faculty. Learn more »

In the News
Medscape: "Hope for hands-on medicine in the EMR era"
In this Q&A, Abraham Verghese discusses hands-on medicine and training the next generation of clinicians.
Medscape: "Verghese lecture at ACC: Don’t just second that emotions"
This opinion piece responds to a recent lecture given by Abraham Verghese at ACC.
Scope Blog: "A 'grand romp through metaphor and medicine' with Abraham Verghese"
Abraham Verghese discusses the words and metaphors we use to describe the body and its conditions in this recently released TEDMED presentation.
Washington Post: "Tech titan’s latest project: Defy death"
This piece looks at how technology firms are using technology and data to defy death. The work of John Ioannidis is referenced.
JAMA Forum: "How useful are screening tests?"
This article discusses the current debate about the effectiveness of annual check-ups. The work of John Ioannidis is cited.
Scope Blog: "Global health and precision medicine: Highlights from day two of Stanford’s Childx conference"
Euan Ashley is quoted in this blog post, which highlights two sessions held at Stanford’s Childx conference.
Scope Blog: "Spread of drug-resistant HIV in Africa and Asia is limited, Stanford research finds"
A new, multi-center study led by Stanford found that transmission of drug-resistant strains of HIV has been fairly limited in Africa and Asia. Principal investigator Robert Shafer provides comment.

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