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This week's grand rounds

February 3 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Wisdom of the Crowd or Tyranny of the Mob?

Jonathan Chen is an instructor in the Stanford Department of Medicine. His research interests focus on data-mining electronic medical records for insights to inform medical decision making.

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Year in Review: Top Stories of 2015

A look back at some of the year’s top stories – the most read, the most shared, and the most talked about.

John Hennessy shares his personal perspective

The premise behind TRAM’s “Personal Perspectives” lecture series is simple: Give Stanford luminaries a microphone, a stage, and an hour to talk about their careers and interests, and people will show up.

Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare to collaborate on research, patient care, training

The five-year agreement between the two organizations involves clinical research in heart disease, cancer and other conditions, as well as methods to improve health delivery and clinician training.

Small number of physicians linked to many malpractice claims

A small group of physicians accounts for a substantial share of all claims, and an ability to reliably identify those physicians at an early stage could guide efforts to improve heath care, according to a new study.

Growing resistance to vital HIV drug raises concern

HIV resistance to the antiviral tenofovir is increasingly common following therapy, particularly in low and middle-income countries, according to a new, multi-national study.

Pregnancy and hypertension

BeWell spoke with Dr. Tsai to learn more about hypertension in pregnancy and its implication for a woman’s future cardiovascular health.

When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi

A few months before he died, I interviewed Paul Kalanithi, MD, for a 1:2:1 podcast about a gorgeous article he wrote for Stanford Medicine entitled “Before I Go.”

New from the Stanford 25 blog: Diagnose this skin lesion

Every skin exam starts with a description. Can you accurately describe the below lesion and make the diagnosis?

Will PCORnet save US clinical research?

Watch Philip Held’s Grand Rounds talk, “Kidney Transplants: Worth $1.3 Million Each, Who Wins the Lottery?”

Upcoming Grand Rounds

February 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Engaging Patients as Partners: Effective Behaviors for Busy Clinicians

David S. Sobel, MD, MPH is Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for The Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente Northern California which serves over 3 million members.

February 17 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Medicine and Literature: Fiction As Ethics.

Alvan Ikoku is an assistant professor of comparative literature and of medicine at Stanford University.

Department Events

February 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cutaneous Toxicities of New Drugs for Melanoma Treatment

Cancer Education Seminar

February 2 @ 6:00-8:00 pm

Information Session

Doctors without Borders

February 3 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Nicholas Juul

PCCM Journal Club

February 3 @ 3:00-4:00 pm

With Carla Shatz

TRAM Personal Perspectives Lecture

February 3 @ 4:00-6:30 pm

Digestive Diseases

Clinical Conference

February 4 @ 1:30-3:00 pm

Translating Molecular Virology into Novel Antiviral Strategies

TRAM Lecture

February 5 @ 7:00-8:00 am

HIV-Associated Pulmonary Complications

PCCM Didactic Lecture

February 5 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Short Bowel Syndrome/ Vitamin Deficiencies and Toxicities

Fellows Didactic Lecture

February 5 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Stroke and Critical Care

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“When Breath Becomes Air: A dying doctor’s memoir teaches about love and loss” - Katie Couric interviews Lucy Kalanithi about losing her husband and working through grief to publish his memoir.

Yahoo! News

Additional Coverage:
The New Yorker: "Meeting death with words"
NBC Bay Area: "After completing husband’s dream, late Stanford neurosurgeon’s wife looks forward"

“Panel recommends depression screening for adults” - Keith Humphreys comments on a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Task Force that suggests all adults should be screened for depression.


“Marijuana has become a media darling, but are journalists too soft on pot?” - When it comes to legalizing marijuana, data on teens shouldn’t be dismissed, says Keith Humphreys.

International Business Times

“Preventable ills cause nearly 8 million childhood deaths globally” - A new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease 2013 Study found that most of the nearly 8 million deaths of children and teens around the world in 2013 were avoidable. Paul Wise and Gary Darmstadt are quoted.

U.S. News and World Report

“Zika outbreak worries California officials as virus progresses across Western Hemisphere” - California officials are concerned about the Zika virus. Yvonne Maldonado is quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

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