This week's grand rounds

July 27 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Promoting the Culture of Bedside Medicine: Stanford Medicine 25

Presenter: Errol Ozdalga, MD

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Employee of the Month - Vishal Sharma

In May 2013, Vishal moved to the Bay Area and began working as a research assistant in Habtezion’s lab, and he has spent the last three years gaining experience in both day-to-day lab work and the study of immunology. Habtezion says that during this time, Vishal’s been “an integral part of our lab/research.”

Playing for the team: Former WNBA player Brook Smith trades in ball for stethoscope

Brooke Smith recently graduated from the Stanford PA program and passed the PANCE with flying colors. After basketball, serving patents "seems like a familiar path" to follow.

Hormone therapy for brain performance: No effect, whether started early or late

Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis

A biological drug could be used to combat cardiovascular disease by targeting not mere risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but the actual lesions bearing direct responsibility: atherosclerotic plaques.

“A sense of panic”: Concern about funding dominates global AIDS summit

Stanford’s Eran Bendavid, MD, is among the 18,000 people gathered this week in South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference. And he, like many others, is concerned about the decline in international funding to fight the infectious disease.

5 Questions: Randall Stafford advocates a plant-based diet

In a letter to JAMA, the preventive-medicine expert addresses the failure of the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines to articulate the health and climate benefits of a low-meat diet.

Stanford Health Policy’s new video highlights the work of their faculty, researchers, and students

The mission of Stanford Health Policy is to improve health through better health policy. We accomplish our mission through innovative, interdisciplinary research and training.

Department Events

July 26 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cancer Pharmacology II: Targeted Therapies

Cancer Education Seminar

July 26 @ 11:00AM-12:00 PM

Fusing Data + Delivery Science in the Learning Healthcare System


July 29 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Didactic Lecture


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In the News

“The U.S. blew $1.4 billion on abstinence education in Africa” - A recent Stanford study found no evidence that government-funded HIV prevention programs that promote sexual abstinence and marital fidelity have been effective at changing behavior and reducing HIV risk. Senior author Eran Bendavid is referenced.

Scientific American

“Postmenopausal estrogen supplement may not affect memory of healthy women” - According to a new study, hormone therapy has no effects on verbal memory of other memory skills regardless of how soon a menopausal woman beings therapy. Senior author Victor Henderson is quoted.


“Multigene panel testing could reveal breast and ovarian cancer risks” - Alison Kurian discusses the use of multigene panel sequencing.


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