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This week's grand rounds

October 12 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Medicine and the Arts: The Human Connection

Presenter: Joseph Alpert, MD

Our Latest News

Stanford Center for Clinical Research Welcomes Toni Nunes as Division Manager

Toni Nunes was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area, but she’s been away from “home” for a long time, including an eight-year stint on the East Coast at Johns Hopkins and most recently nearly eight years in Seattle.

Gene could help explain insulin resistance

Shutting off a gene implicated in insulin resistance leads to damaged mitochondria and decreased exercise capacity in mice.

Seven researchers receive NIH grants for ‘high-risk’ work

The five-year grants encourage scientists to explore bold approaches to major research challenges.

Unlikely partners, who have helped thousands in Nairobi slums, visit Stanford

This unlikely pair would combine forces to build an internationally recognized grassroots organization that provides education, health care and clean water to many thousands in the Nairobi slum.

Abraham Verghese reflects on upcoming American India Foundation Symposium

In rural India, tens of thousands of mothers and newborns suffer from medical complications that would be routinely managed in the United States. All too often, the babies or mothers become severely ill, or even die.

Greetings from space: A Q&A with astronaut and Stanford alumna Kate Rubins

Hurtling through space at nearly five miles per second, astronaut and Stanford alumna Kate Rubins, PhD, peered at her home planet some 220 miles below and picked up a microphone.

Presence: An essay by Abraham Verghese

Regular Scope readers are familiar with Abraham Verghese, MD, one of Stanford’s great polymaths. He’s a writer capable of commandeering both your mind and your heart, leaving you wiser and more caring than you were just moments before.

Recipients of Stanford-Intermountain seed grants announced

The collaborative grants provide seed funding for projects aimed at transforming health care.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

October 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Coccidioidomycosis

Department Events

October 10 @ 4:00-6:00 pm

Center for Population Health Sciences Research Kick-Off Meeting

October 3 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Investigating Clinical Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews

METRICS

October 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Systemic Therapy of Advanced Breast Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

October 13 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Analyzing & Classifying Browsing Behaviors on the Semantic Web-A Case Study of BioPortale

BMIR Research in Progress

October 14 @ 1:00-7:00 pm

The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

Health Policy through 2020

October 14 @ 1:00-6:00 pm

Innovation and Impact

Symposium on Maternal Health and Newborn Survival

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Special Announcement

The School of Medicine is consolidating its endpoint computing support structure under Information Resources & Technology (IRT). This new model—which affects desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, but not servers—is defined by teams responsible for geographically delineated zones such as Lokey/CCSR or Edwards/Lane. IRT already provides support for some of our remote locations including Redwood City and 1520 Page Mill, and in the coming weeks, they will begin to adopt CV Medicine employees based in Falk, BMIR in MSOB, and SCCR in 1070 Arastradero. IRT’s transition team will work closely with Division Chiefs and Managers, Cathy Garzio, Jack Zeng, Jeff Melton, and Medicine’s IT staff throughout this process to ensure a smooth, carefully planned hand-off. For questions, contact Jack Zeng of Medicine or Daniel Paepcke of IRT.

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In the News

“Scientist using big data against heart disease wins $75 million award” - The American Heart Association, Verily Life Sciences, and AstraZeneca recently announced the winner of its one Brave Idea competition. The award is going to a multi-center team, and Euan Ashley is among the researchers who are involved.

STAT


Additional coverage: “An unlikely trio award $75M to battle heart disease, set new research paradigm”

Med City News


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