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Oct. 23, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 19
Good leadership, self-compassion key to tackling physician burnout

Good leadership, self-compassion key to tackling physician burnout

Speakers at a conference agreed that administrative requirements contribute to physician unhappiness, but they also blamed a toxic culture in many health care organizations.

 
 
Tissue-specific gene expression uncovered, linked to disease
 

Tissue-specific gene expression uncovered, linked to disease

Understanding how a person’s DNA sequence affects gene expression in various tissues reveals the molecular mechanisms of disease. Stanford scientists involved in the National Institutes Health’s GTEx project have published some of their insights.

 
Study uncovers mutation that supercharges tumor-suppressor
 

Study uncovers mutation that supercharges tumor-suppressor

Stanford scientists have found an answer to one of cancer biology’s toughest and most important questions: How does the body suppress tumors?…

 
Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 can benefit from heart surgery
 

Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 can benefit from heart surgery

Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found.

 
Scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease
 

Scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease

Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

 
Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers
 

Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers

Minal Patel, a 26-year-old Packard Children’s patient, has always wanted to become a physician. When her cancer relapsed, her doctors and nurses planned a special way to recognize her goal.

 
Planned research building designed for innovation, collaboration
 

Planned research building designed for innovation, collaboration

The Biomedical Innovation Building will be the first in a sequence of new buildings that eventually will replace the outdated complex comprising the Grant, Alway, Lane and Edwards buildings.

 
Longtime Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies

Longtime Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies

A Stanford alumnus and a successful investor, Freidenrich served as chair of the university’s board of trustees and on the boards of the two Stanford hospitals during his decades-long involvement with the university.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Helen Blau, James Chang, Stephanie Harman, Aaron Newman 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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