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This week's grand rounds

December 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Teaching: A Complex World of Opportunity and Department of Medicine Teaching Awards

Dr. Skeff is co-director and founder of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers that has trained more than 350 faculty from over 150 institutions to train their own faculty and housestaff.

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Common treatment for prostate cancer appears to double Alzheimer’s risk

Short-circuiting the need for expensive clinical trials, researchers uncovered an association between androgen blockers and cognitive decline by examining patient medical records.

Microbiome explorations stoke researcher’s passions

Bhatt is intensely curious, a trait she’s had since childhood, and deeply committed to the idea of using science to help others...

January = OnCore rollout

In an era that has seen the link between the bench and the bedside come fully into focus, the role of clinical research in that space has become better understood.

On communicating science and uncertainty: A podcast with John Ioannidis

If you listen to one podcast this week, pick this one. It’s a crisp, thought-provoking exchange between health journalism critic Gary Schwitzer, and epidemiologist John Ioannidis, MD, DSc.

Abraham Verghese: “It’s a great time for physician leaders to embrace design thinking.”

Next spring, the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business here will team up to offer a new, one-week residential program for health-care executives.

Stanford’s ClickWell Care: Virtual model for primary care

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology.

Phase analysis provides more accurate detection of rotors, focal sources in AF patients

Watch John Brush’s Grand Rounds talk, “The Science of the Art of Medicine.”

Inadequacies of Physical Examination as a Cause of Medical Errors and Adverse Events: A Collection of Vignettes

Upcoming Grand Rounds

January 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Improving Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation Based on its Mechanisms

Dr. Narayan is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, a practicing cardiologist and a translational scientist in the field of arrhythmia medicine.

January 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Blood Pressure Targets in Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

Tara Chang is an assistant professor at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, and completed her residency at UCSF.

Department Events

December 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Modern Approaches to Radiotherapy for Head & Neck Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

December 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Board Review – Tropical Medicine

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

December 15 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

With Gordon Tomaselli

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

December 16 @ 10:00-11:00 am

HIV Prevention: A Basic Science Approach

Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine

December 16 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Radiology Conference with Andrew Sweatt

PCCM Clinical Conferences

December 18 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Complications/Management of Bariatric Surgery

Fellows Didactic Lecture

December 18 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Long Term ICU Outcomes

PCCM Didactic Lecture

December 18 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Uncovering Genetic Regulatory Nodes that Control Vascular Homeostasis

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“Trainee life: A gauntlet of needlesticks and EHRs” - Jeffrey Chi comments on his new analysis of trainee behavior during internship and residency.

MedPage Today

“Should you drink soy or cow’s milk? Here’s what the evidence says” - Christopher Gardner weighs in on the differences between types of milk and myths about soy milk.


“Can your mobile phone make you healthier?” - Euan Ashley discusses health apps and the life-tracking craze.


“Study warns of Alzheimer’s risk in some prostate-cancer drugs” - Androgen deprivation therapy may double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new analysis of the medical records of thousands of prostate cancer patients. Senior author Nigam Shah is quoted.

Wall Street Journal

Additional Coverage:
San Francisco Chronicle: "Common prostate cancer treatment linked to Alzheimer’s disease"
US News: "Hormone therapy for prostate cancer tied to possible Alzheimer’s risk"
NBC News: "Common prostate cancer treatment may double risk for Alzheimer’s"
WebMD: "Hormone therapy for prostate cancer: Brain risk?"

“The year in medicine 2015: news that made a difference” - The MyHeart Counts app is featured in Medscape’s 2015 ‘Year in Medicine’ slideshow.


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