This Week's Grand Rounds

November 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Harnessing Mindset in 21st Century Healthcare

Presenter: Alia Crum, PhD

Latest News

2016 Halloween Door Decorating Contest

Fourteen doors, nine judges and one winner: General Medical Disciplines.

A message regarding research involving Stanford student athletes

After discussions with the Athletics department and with their support, we have formed the Stanford athlete Research Oversight Committee (SaROC). There were several issues that led to the formation of this committee.

High-intensity statins linked to better survival rates of cardiovascular patients

In a retrospective study of a large population of patients with cardiovascular disease, Stanford researchers concluded that high-intensity statin treatments increased rates of survival.

Pinpointing specific cells may help thwart congenital heart disease, new research shows

The lab of Stanford’s Sean Wu, MD, PhD, is working to identify mechanisms responsible for congenital heart disease, the most common cause of stillbirths in the U.S. and one of the major contributors to morbidity and mortality in infants and toddlers.

DNA sequencing determines lymphoma origin, prognosis

Monitoring cancer DNA in blood can predict recurrence and prognosis and drive treatment decisions. A Stanford study of 92 lymphoma patients suggests similar techniques may work for other tumors.

View photos from the Department of Medicine all-staff meeting

Department of Medicine leadership hosted an All-Staff meeting on November 8.

Health++ hackathon aimed for affordability, innovation

I first met Stanford undergraduates Jason Wang and Shivaal Roy last spring after they returned from a hackathon in Boston. Already, they were starting to think about what a similar event could look like at Stanford. Over the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing that vision shape into health++, Stanford’s first health-focused hackathon.

Persis Drell named Stanford provost

An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

November 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Finding the Cure for Pulmonary Hypertension at the Intersection of Genetics and Inflammation

Medicine Grand Rounds

December 7 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With John Spertus

Medicine Grand Rounds

Department Events

November 14 @ 8:00-8:50 am

Rebecca Aslakson

Palliative Care Grand Rounds

November 14 @ 8:30-9:30 am

Department of Medicine Faculty Meeting

Department of Medicine

November 15 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Lung Cancer Screening and Targeted Therapies in Advanced Disease

Cancer Education Seminar

November 18 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Treatment of IBD: Biologics

Fellows Didactic Lecture


November 18 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness into Clinical Guidelines

Research in Progress

November 18 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Optimizing Bone Health for Pulmonary Patients

Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Emerson Collective is proud to announce the second round of funding under its oncology research program. The Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals by December 9 for research projects related, but not limited to, immunotherapy, ‘high risk/high reward’ initiatives, KRAS targeting, or antibody therapies. Positive criteria include the potential of a project to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. Gift awards range from $50,000 up to $200,000. Please contact Sandy Yujuico by phone at 497-3873 or email for any questions.

The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is accepting letters of intent for the 2017 grant cycle. REIP is a source for next-stage funding to advance existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward solutions that can be implemented by external stakeholders and partners. Letters of intent must be submitted by January 9. Learn more.

Spectrum Child Health is accepting proposals through February 1 for their Stanford Child Health Research Institute Clinical Trainee Awards. The awards support MD or MD/PhD fellows for up to 100% salary for up to two years. Applicants must Demonstrate a commitment to an investigative career in obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty or subspecialty primarily focused on child health (e.g., pediatric surgery). Learn more.

RNA Therapeutics Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is now seeking MD and MD/PhD applications for a tenure-track, physician-scientist faculty position. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, investigate disease mechanisms or develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Learn more.

Applications are now open for the Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellowship. The Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow will work under the guidance of Mark Musen and Abraham Verghese to research and define a framework for the ontology of the psychosocial aspects of healthcare and disease prevention. Learn more.

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is seeking postdoctoral fellows with experience in molecular or genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, human genetics, computational biology and/or analyses of different kinds of –omics data. Learn more.

Announcements »

Stanford Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Please send nominations, including the names and contact information, to the Director of Strategic Leadership Search, Anitra Bowers, at, copying to the Strategic Leadership Search Specialist, Trevor Myers, at by November 18.

Save the date! The Department of Medicine holiday party will be held on December 14.

The University has designated December 21 through January 3 as our Winter Closure.

In the News

"Double dose statins could slash the chance of an early death: study" - A new study shows that people with cardiovascular disease taking high-intensity statin treatments have an increased chance of survival over those on moderate-intensity statins. Authors Fatima Rodriguez and Paul Heidenreich are quoted.


"Study: ‘Ubiquitous’ nature of painkillers lands kids – even toddlers – in the ER" - According to a new study, monitoring the DNA in the blood of patients with lymphoma may predict prognosis and mutations that could cause drug resistance. Senior author Ash Alizadeh is quoted.

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