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Notes from the Chair

The Stanford University School of Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. We would greatly appreciate your thoughts regarding people who would be appropriate for this position.

Stanford is directly adjacent to two internationally renowned hospitals: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a 311-bed hospital devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Its six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. It is also in the process of creating America’s most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable hospital for children and pregnant women. A $1 billion expansion, set to open in the summer of 2017, will add 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 new patient rooms for a total of 390 inpatient beds.

Stanford is seeking a person who combines proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department, an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine, and the creative vision to help shape the future of a dynamic department. More information about the department can be at:

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It encourages and welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions and perspectives to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

Please send nominations, including the names and contact information, for individuals you believe should be considered by the search committee to by November 1, 2015.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Cheryl Gore-Felton, PhD & Robert Harrington, M.D.
Search Committee Co-Chairs for the Department of Pediatrics

This week's grand rounds

September 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

HIV/Aids: Achievements and Future Challenges

Jay A. Levy, MD, is an AIDS and cancer researcher and an educator in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Our Latest News

NIH-funded study shows effectiveness of intensive blood pressure management

According to study findings, managing high blood pressure so it falls below a specific target significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital plans major expansion of its world-renowned heart center

Largest, most experienced pediatric heart surgery program on the West Coast performs over 600 surgeries a year, and plans for more capacity through expansion.

Stanford students investigate India’s pharmaceutical networks

Four Stanford students embraced this savory sensory overload while navigating the labyrinthine Indian health-care system during seven weeks of research in the poor communities outside Mumbai this summer.

5 Questions: Stanford Medicine’s Ombudsperson Jim Laflin on the importance of listening

Jim Laflin, the “listener” for the School of Medicine, said in an interview that rather than advise people on what to do, he helps them to clarify and identify their options.

Stanford-born non-profit uses star power to teach youngsters in India about HIV/AIDS

Widely disseminated videos in India use animated figures of beloved celebrities to teach students how to protect themselves against the potentially fatal disease.

Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine set for Oct. 15-16

Stanford Medicine will host researchers, clinicians, industry experts and policymakers from China and the United States.

Stanford Health Library, in new digs, celebrates 25th anniversary this year

Started in a small storefront in the Stanford Shopping Center, the library’s main branch now is housed in the Hoover Pavilion, a landmark Art Deco building at the corner of Quarry and Palo roads that was once Palo Alto Hospital.

Center for Innovation in Global Health Dean’s Letter – Fall 2015 Edition

A message from Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health.

Stanford-ABC News Global Health and Media Fellow Michael Nedelman takes a look back at one of the most successful public health campaigns in US history

Upcoming Grand Rounds

September 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Ensuring the Future of Clinical Skills

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. (Please note: This event will be held in LKSC Room 130)

Department Events

September 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Missing Data in Oncology Studies

Cancer Education Seminar

September 15 @ 8:00–9:00 am

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

September 15 @ 10:00–12:00 pm

Cardiac Anatomy and Basic EKG Interpretation

Stanford Center for Clinical Research

September 15 @ 11:30–12:30 pm

With Michael Parmacek

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

September 16 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Clinical Conference


September 16 @ 4:00–6:30 am

Colorectal Cancer Screening—Finding the Right Fit For Our Patients

Digestive Diseases Clinical Conference

September 18 @ 7:00–8:00 am

Capsule Endoscopy

Fellows Didactic Lecture

September 18 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Grand Rounds


Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

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Sacramento Bee

“Eph Engleman, violinist and rheumatologist, dies at 104” - Ephraim Engleman, a rheumatologist and senior faculty member at UCSF, has died. Edgar Engleman is quoted in this obituary.

San Francisco Chronicle

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