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This week's grand rounds

September 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Stroke: Tribulations and Trials

Dr. Michael P. Marks is an interventional neuroradiologist. View his CAP profile here.

Our Latest News

You know it when you see it: A precision health approach to diagnosing brain cancer

If you know which virus has made a person ill, as well as whether your patient responds better to drug A or drug B, you’re in a much better position to treat them.

Catherine Blish named Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar

Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases), has been selected as a Tashia and John Morgridge Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine.

Adding cardiac resynchronization therapy could increase quality of life

A new study by Stanford researchers indicates adding cardiac resynchronization therapy to an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (CRT-D) for patients with mild heart failure could increase the quality of life and may be cost-effective.

An Rx for physician burnout

Burnout, which is characterized by emotional exhaustion, a sense of depersonalization and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment, is on the rise among physicians and medical residents and students in the United States.

Remembering Oliver Sacks, “sleuth of the mind.”

In memory of well-known neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, MD, who died yesterday: A look back at a lengthy conversation he had with us in 2012.

Marcella Alsan explores the intersection between economics and global health.

Marcella Alsan, a physician of infectious disease, discusses why she needed to pursue a degree in economics to improve the lives of her patients.

The Center for Innovation in Global Health welcomes Katherine Burke as Deputy Director

Katherine Burke, MM, MSc, is the new Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health.

Upcoming 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.

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 due to a scheduling conflict)

Department Events

September 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Palliative Sedation – When, How, Who?

Cancer Education Seminar

September 8 @ 8:00–9:00 am

Clinical Documentation Improvement Program Update

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

September 9 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Clinical Conference


September 9 @ 4:00–6:30 pm

Clinical Conference

Digestive Diseases

September 9 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

Grand Rounds


September 11 @ 7:00–8:00 am

Surgical Options in IBD

Fellows Didactic Lecture

September 11 @ 8:00–9:00 am

GI Radiology

GI Lectures

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“New game, new rules: Limiting the risks of biological engineering” - In this article, David Relman explains the debate over biological research on highly pathogenic avian flu.

Foreign Affairs

“A deep dive into the blockbuster study that called into doubt a lot of psych research” - This article examines the blockbuster study that called into doubt more than 50 studies published in leading psychology journals. The work of John Ioannidis is referenced.

New York Magazine

“Remembering Dr. Jonas Salk, publicity hound” - A new biography by Charlotte Jacobs tells the story of Jonas Salk.

Sacramento Business Journal

“Jonas Salk: A life” - Charlotte Jacobs discusses her new biography in this podcast with School of Medicine communications officer Paul Costello.

Scope Blog

“Take a deep breath, then check your smartphone” - Eko Core, a new digital stethoscope that wireless streams heart sounds to a smartphone app, recently received clearance from the FDA. Internal medicine residents will be the first to use the new technology as part of a pilot study. Robert Harrington is quoted.

The New York Times

Additional Coverage:
Los Angeles Times: "Stethoscope meets smartphone and the heart knows it’s right"
Silicon Valley Business Journal: "Bay Area startup’s wireless digital stethoscopes and smartphone app cleared by FDA"
TechCrunch: "The Eko Core is a digital upgrade for the centuries-old stethoscope"

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