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July

Scope, 07/10/17

--Stanford medical student juggles his studies, graphic art, and numerous extracurriculars

In this Q&A, medical student Ryan Brewster discusses his career in medicine and training in the arts. Sam Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; Audrey Shafer, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; and James Lock, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are referenced here.
 

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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.

27th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship

James A. Tulsky, MD
October 24, 2017, 5pm
Li Ka Shing: Berg Hall  A&B

Employment Opportunities

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces a post-doctoral research position.

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE). Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Investigator and Program Director:
  Mildred Cho, PhD

Funding source: NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

Appointment:  One year, renewable for up to three years

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for funding.  We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, ethics, philosophy, history, health services research, public policy or other related disciplines.

Job description:  
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Application deadline:  August 1, 2017 for start date between August 1 and December 31, 2017