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February 17, 2015

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Latest News
From Stanford School of Medicine: Growing number of donor hearts rejected while need for transplants rises, study finds.

From Stanford School of Medicine: ‘Big Bang’ model of colon cancer identifies role time plays in tumor growth dynamics.

Garrett Joseph, facilities coordinator for the Stanford Prevention Research Center, is January’s Employee of the Month.

Grand Rounds
Feb. 18: Ebola in Context. View event
Feb. 25: Placebo Effects in Clinical Care. View event
March. 4: Hewlett Award Lecture: The Best Way to Predict the Future…is to invent it. View event

Department Events
Cancer Education Seminar: The Intersection of Pain, Oncology, and Palliative Care. View event
Infectious Disease Lecture Series: Tuberculosis. View event
Hematology/BMT Didactic Seminar: Challenging Chemotherapy Causes. View event
Nephrology Grand Rounds: The Nephrologists’ Guide to Paraproteinemias. View event
Digestive Disease Clinical Conference: Clinical Case Reviews. View event
Research in Progress: With speaker Michael Chernew. View event
Fellows Didactic Lecture: Manifestations and Management of Decompensated Liver Disease. View event

Dr. Thomas Krummel, the 2014 recipient of the Albion Walter Hewlett Award, will give Medicine Grand Rounds on March 4 from 8-9am in LKSC, 2nd floor Berg Halls B&C. View event
The ‘State of the Department’ presentation will be held Monday, March 9 from 4:30-5:30p.m. in LKSC.
The Platelet Colloquium is soliciting applications for their 2015 Early Career Investigators Awards. This year, they will be offering separate awards to Junior Faculty and to Individuals in Training. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. View more

In the News
San Francisco Chronicle: "Why too much fiber is unhealthy for the elderly"

Written by Mehrdad Ayati, this piece discusses why too much fiber may be harmful for the elderly.

San Jose Mercury News: "Portable defibrillators make a lifesaving difference, becoming more common in Bay Area"

Paul Wang is quoted in this article, which discusses how portable defibrillators are becoming increasingly common in public places.

India West: "Stanford program educates on end-of-life care for Indian Americans"

This article highlights the work of Vyjeyanthi Periyakoi and iSAGE’s mini-fellowship program. The program was also featured by New American Media.

San Francisco Chronicle: "Most donated hearts rejected as transplantation wait list grows"

A new Stanford study has found that an increasing number of donor hearts are being rejected for transplantation. Kiran Khush is quoted in this story. Bloomberg, ScienceBlog.Com, HealthDay News and the Jerusalem Post also covered this study.

San Francisco Chronicle: "Fatigue syndrome validated by influential group"

The Institute of Medicine confirmed that chronic fatigue syndrome is real and renamed the disorder "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease." Jose Montoya is quoted in this article. A video featuring Montoya and his work was also posted on

Scope Blog: "For this doctor couple, the Super Bowl was about way more than football"

This blog post highlights how Paul and Lucy Kalanithi won a trip to this year’s Super Bowl by raising money for lung cancer research and winning the Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge.

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