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Balancing a demanding day job: Q&A with Charlotte Jacobs

Given the time commitment physicians must give to their profession, one wonders whether they have non-medical talents or interests that they pursue with something approaching the passion they give to medicine. And, if so, how do they do that?

Researchers design cheaper, faster, more accurate test to identify gene defects in heart patients

A new technique could eventually enable doctors to diagnose genetic heart diseases by rapidly scanning more than 85 genes known to cause cardiac anomalies.

Using “big data” to improve patient care: Researchers explore a-fib treatments

A Stanford cardiac electrophysiologist and colleagues have used a unique research method to learn more about atrial fibrillation.

Charlotte Jacobs on finding “snippets during every day” to balance careers in medicine and literature

Stanford oncologist Charlotte Jacobs, MD, loved reading biographies as a child.

“This Week in Medicine” with Bob Harrington and Michael Gibson

Bob Harrington and Michael Gibson discuss: LDL hypothesis, PCSK9 inhibitors and HDL hypothesis.

Watch Harvey Fineberg’s Grand Rounds Talk, “Perspective on U.S. Health Care from the Institute of Medicine.”

Medicine Grand Rounds @ Stanford School of Medicine. Speaker: Harvey V. Fineberg MD, PhD. Former president, Institute of Medicine.

Making personalized health care even more personalized: Insights from activities of the IOM genomics roundtable

Genomic research has generated much new knowledge into mechanisms of human disease. Genomic medicine, however, has been limited by critical evidence gaps, especially those related to clinical utility and applicability to diverse populations.

Grand Rounds

August 19 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Case Presentation: Moving from Merkel Cell to the Myocardium

--Sunil Reddy: Sunil Reddy is a clinical assistant professor (oncology) at Stanford University. He received his MD from UCI College of Medicine.
--Dipanjan Banerjee: Dipanjan Banerjee is a clinical assistant professor (cardiology) at Stanford University. He received his MD from the University of Missouri.
--Asiri Ediriwickrema: Asiri Ediriwickrema is a resident at Stanford University. He received his MD from Yale University and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

August 26 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Mike McConnell

Dr. Mike McConnell research studies novel MRI and molecular imaging techniques, from mouse to man, to evaluate coronary artery and vascular diseases, including the characterization of atherosclerotic plaque and vascular inflammation.

September 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

With Jeanne Tsai

Jeanne L. Tsai is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research examines how cultural ideas and practices shape the emotions that people actually feel, emotions that people want to feel, and the implications these processes have for mental health and well-being across the life span.

Department Events

August 18 @ 8:00-9:00 am

ASCO Updates—Sarcoma and GU Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

August 19 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Radiology Conference


August 19 @ 5:00–6:00 pm

Grand Rounds


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In the News

“Aging in America, through immigrant eyes” - Mehrdad Ayati is interviewed about his book, Paths to Healthy Aging, and offers tips for seniors.

Palo Alto Weekly

“The life of Jonas Salk, the man who conquered polio” - Charlotte Jacobs joined KQED Forum to discuss her new book about the life of Jonas Salk.

KQED Forum

“Book talk: Comedy, sci-fi and more” - Jonas Salk: A Life, written by Charlotte Jacobs is highlighted in this book review.

Palo Alto Online News

“How doctors want to die” - This article references a study led by VJ Periyakoil.

“This study says saturated fat is OK. Ignore it” - Christopher Garner provides comment.

Huffington Post

“Turning around the health care crisis, one student at a time” - A new study by the Association of American Medical Colleges stats that there will be a shortage of primary care physicians and medical specialist by 2020. Gabriel Garcia is quoted.


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