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Oct. 9, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 18
New graduate students suit up for the future

New graduate students suit up for the future

The School of Medicine has set records in its recruitment statistics for doctoral students following the implementation of a funding model that encourages graduate students to follow their passion and take risks.

 
 
At open house, Integrated Strategic Plan solicits community input
 

At open house, Integrated Strategic Plan solicits community input

An open house was held Oct. 3 to solicit ideas and feedback from Stanford Medicine community members on the Integrated Strategic Plan, which will be finalized in 2018.

 
Study shows how ‘love hormone’ spurs sociability
 

Study shows how ‘love hormone’ spurs sociability

Oxytocin, a substance involved in nurturing, sexual and pair-bonding behaviors, has also been implicated in overall sociability. A new Stanford study in mice describes the brain circuitry that’s involved.

 
In patient injury cases, revealing facts, offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits
 

In patient injury cases, revealing facts, offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits

New research shows that discussing hospital errors with patients leads to better patient safety without spurring a barrage of malpractice claims.

 
A tale of cacao, birds and the ‘power of emerging model systems’
 

A tale of cacao, birds and the ‘power of emerging model systems’

Tracing the genetic process through which parakeets produce either yellow or blue feathers has given Stanford scientists insights that could help them uncover other biochemical pathways.

 
Biobank, foundation team up to accelerate research into a rare disease
 

Biobank, foundation team up to accelerate research into a rare disease

A Stanford “lending library” of biological samples and genomic information could accelerate diagnostic and therapeutic research for NGLY1 deficiency and related conditions.

 
Hospital discharges for prescription opioids down, heroin discharges surge
 

Hospital discharges for prescription opioids down, heroin discharges surge

The findings of a new Stanford-led study suggest that illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as the source of the national drug epidemic.

 
University launches research center on global poverty, development
 

University launches research center on global poverty, development

The Center on Global Poverty and Development will join students and faculty from across the university and connect them with policymakers and business leaders committed to fighting poverty.

 
Diversity center for med school opens in Lane Library

Diversity center for med school opens in Lane Library

The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Yair Blumenfeld, Dmitre Hristov, Anna Lembke and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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