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This week's grand rounds

November 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Making and Breaking Immune Tolerance in Asthma and Allergies

Dr. Kari Nadeau is one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy. Her medical research and clinical practice, in addition to her accomplishments in drug development in the biotech industry, have given her the tools to manage the complex web of asthma and allergy research.

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Joseph Wu honored with inaugural Joseph A. Vita Award

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, is the first recipient of the Joseph A. Vita Award, a new award established by the American Heart Association’s Scientific Publishing Committee.

Dangerous liaison: Bacteria, viruses in league

Serendipity spurs the discovery of a curious collusion between bacterial pathogens and viruses that infect them, triggering the formation of clinically frustrating structures called biofilms.

OrderRex taps decisions of thousands of “doctors like me.”

As a new clinician, Stanford’s Jonathan Chen, MD, PhD, struggled to treat patients with unfamiliar conditions. He yearned to ask one or, even better, dozens of more experienced physicians for advice.

Former medical school dean discusses learning and longevity at Stanford 125 event

The year-long celebrations for Stanford University’s 125th anniversary are in full swing, and Philip Pizzo, MD, former dean of Stanford’s medical school, recently helped kick off the festivities.

To boost diversity in academia, “true grit” is needed

With evangelical fervor, Freeman Hrabowski, PhD, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), challenged the School of Medicine to tackle inequality throughout its ranks.

Needed: More women in data science

A recent gathering at Stanford on the emerging science of big data turned the usual gender ratio of science conferences on its head

Stanford introduces new executive program for health care leaders seeking to reinvent patient care

The newly introduced program is a groundbreaking academic partnership between Stanford’s schools of business and medicine.

Watch Latha Palaniappan’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Asian American Health – Learning from Diversity.”

11/4/15 - Medicine Grand Rounds - Stanford School of Medicine - Presented by: Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Upcoming Grand Rounds

December 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Mindsight in Medicine: An Interpersonal Neurobiology View of Empathy in Clinical Care

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.

December 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

The Science of the Art of Medicine

Dr. John Brush graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1976 and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1980.

Department Events

November 17 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer and Forum Discussion of Right to Die Legislation

Cancer Education Seminar

November 17 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Central Line-Associated Infections

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

November 11 @ 11:30-12:30 pm

With Hesham Sadek

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

November 17 @ 1:30-3:30 pm

Biospecimen Sampling in Clinical Trials

Stanford Center for Clinical Research

November 18 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Gaurav Singh

PCCM Radiology Conference

November 18 @ 4:00-6:30 pm

New Insights in Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis

Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

November 18 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Studying Systemic Lupus in Sweden—Pros and Cons of Register-Based Data in the Setting of a Chronic Disease

Research in Progress

November 18 @ 5:00-6:00 pm

Regulation of Steroidogenic SR-BI

Endocrine Grand Rounds

November 19 - 20

Improving Biomedical Research 2015—Challenges and Solutions

METRICS Conference

November 19 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Leveraging Technology to Transform the Clinical and Scientific Approach to Cholera Outbreak Management

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

November 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

GI Radiology

GI Lectures

November 20 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Longitudinal Assessment of Vasoreactivity and Prognosis PAH

PCCM Grand Rounds

November 20 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Ischemic Bowel and Other Vascular Disorders—Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Treatment, etc

Fellows Didactic Lecture

November 20 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Acute Right Heart Failure in the ICU

PCCM Didactic Lecture

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Google, Heart Association team up on new research venue” - Bob Harrington comments on a new $50 million partnership between Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association.

Associated Press

Additional Coverage:
MedPage Today: "AHA joins Google in 5-year plan to cure CVD" "Google goes straight for the heart in new venture with Heart Association"

“Inappropriate stent procedures decline, study shows” - A new study from Yale University found that cardiologists are using fewer unnecessary stents. Bob Harrington is quoted.

Wall Street Journal

“CardioBrief: Waiting for ISCHEMIA” - A new clinical trial called ISCHEMIA is designed to test two approaches to treat stable ischemic heart disease. Bob Harrington is quoted.

MedPage Today

“How weight loss myths can get in your way” - Christopher Gardner discusses weight loss myths in this article.

USA Today

“Olokizumab shows potential for tough-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis” - Olokizumab, an antibody that targets interleukin-6, shows promise in trials for rheumatoid arthritis. Mark Genovese is quoted.

Medical News Today

“What we know (and mostly don’t) about the science behind Theranos” - In this article, John Ioannidis comments on the science behind Theranos.

“This discovery could lead to new lifesaving treatments for cystic fibrosis” - A virus that infects bacteria spurs the creation of biofilms involved in cystic fibrosis, hospital-acquired infections, and pneumonia, according to a new Stanford study. Senior author Paul Bollyky is quoted

“Stanford scientists criticize NIH moratorium” - Seven Stanford scientists urge lifting of the NIH moratorium on chimeric research. Sean Wu, David Magnus, and Hank Greely provide comment.

Stanford Daily

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