Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Nov. 20, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 21
Decades after earning MD, retired 49er returns to Stanford to finish residency

Decades after earning MD, retired 49er returns to Stanford to finish residency

A series of fortunate events eventually brought successful medical device entrepreneur Milt McColl, MD, back to his original mission — clinical medicine.

 
 
Town hall meeting offers financial overview of medical school

Town hall meeting offers financial overview of medical school

The event was an opportunity for employees to learn more about the financial state of the School of Medicine, as well as to ask questions about it.

 
Meeting addresses Stanford Health Care’s future plans

Meeting addresses Stanford Health Care’s future plans

In a meeting that featured online, interactive participation from SHC employees, leaders discussed how Stanford’s hospitals and medical school strengthen each other.

 
Mechanical heart valve often the safest choice
 

Mechanical heart valve often the safest choice

The benefits of a mechanical valve compared with a biological valve persist until the age of 70 for mitral-valve replacement, according to a new Stanford study.

 
Algorithm better at diagnosing pneumonia than radiologists
 

Algorithm better at diagnosing pneumonia than radiologists

Stanford researchers have developed a deep-learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease.

 
Attributes of high-value oncology, primary care identified
 

Attributes of high-value oncology, primary care identified

Two novel Stanford studies have uncovered attributes of high-quality, low-cost care for cancer and primary care patients.

 
Dolphin mouths house ‘dark matter of the biological world’
 

Dolphin mouths house ‘dark matter of the biological world’

Researchers have discovered poorly understood bacterial lineages in the mouths of dolphins.

 
Researchers seek citizen scientists to help with worldwide mosquito tracking
 

Researchers seek citizen scientists to help with worldwide mosquito tracking

A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cellphone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail.

 
Stem cells express genes differently in the lab dish than in the body
 

Stem cells express genes differently in the lab dish than in the body

The Stanford research suggests that any conclusions about stem cell function based on studies of stem cells in lab dishes may now need to be reconsidered in light of the fact that the cells’ biology changes during isolation.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine showcases new approaches in pediatric care

Stanford Medicine magazine showcases new approaches in pediatric care

The magazine’s fall issue highlights the ways specialists are using the latest technology and treatments to put children and their families at the center of care. It also includes an inside peek at the new Packard Children’s Hospital.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about John Harris, Ronglih Liao, Jaime Zeitzer 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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