In the News

New York Times, 07/28/15
--Dutee Chand, female sprinter with high testosterone level, wins right to compete
Female track and field athletes no longer need to have their natural testosterone levels below a certain threshold to compete in international events, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Monday. Katrina Karkazis, a senior research scholar in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, was closely involved with the case and is quoted in this article and in pieces from ESPN.com, The Citizen (India) and Scope.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/sports/international/dutee-chand-female-sprinter-with-high-male-hormone-level-wins-right-to-compete.html 
http://espn.go.com/olympics/trackandfield/story/_/id/13325956/cas-blocks-rules-women-athletes-high-male-hormones 
http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx?Id=4539&Sprinter/Wins/Over/%E2%80%9CGender-rul 
http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2015/07/27/stanford-expert-celebrates-decision-stopping-testosterone-testing-in-womens-sports/

 

Advance Health Care Information

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:

  • Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
  • Revoke prior directives

A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.

Ways to Give Gifts

A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangement designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.

For financial donations, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.

 

Upcoming Events

Health Care: The Human Story
Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright - Actor - Professor

25th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall
Stanford School of Medicine

Past Events

24th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship video presentation
Discussing Palliative Care Earlier: 
A Conversation Between Dr. Kalanithi and Dr. Quill

Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM 
October 21, 2014