Flu vaccination in a time of COVID-19
It’s time to get a flu shot. In a Q&A, Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, clinical associate professor of infectious diseases, explains why it’s especially important to be vaccinated this year.
SHC – ValleyCare strategic plan
A strategic plan for Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare emphasizes connection to the community, the enhancement of quality health care and purposeful integration with Stanford Medicine.
Top marks from LGBTQ rights group
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an advocacy organization for gender and sexual minorities, gives high marks to Stanford Health Care for its equitable treatment of patients and employees.
Dermatologic care during pandemic
Since elective procedures at Stanford Health Care resumed in April, clinicians and administrators in dermatology are caring for patients in the safest way possible.
Brain circuitry of dissociation
Stanford scientists identified brain circuitry that plays a role in the mysterious experience called dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and reality.
Possible cure for iron-overload disease
Motivated by the loss of a patient, a doctor leads a research effort to uncover the molecular mechanisms of hemochromatosis in the heart.
Trial tests antibody drug as COVID-19 treatment
Stanford Medicine has joined a multisite clinical trial testing antibodies designed to block the coronavirus from infecting human cells and shorten the course of the illness.
New medical students intent on research
More than a third of the students starting medical school at Stanford plan to conduct research. The unprecedented number reflects an effort by the school to turn out more physician-scientists.
New program in clinical informatics management
The School of Medicine is launching a yearlong master’s program for medical and other professionals who want to improve health care with management skills and technology.
Researchers on wildfires’ health impacts
California’s massive wildfires bring a host of health concerns. In a Q&A, Kari Nadeau and Mary Prunicki of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford discuss the threats posed by air pollution from the fires.
Advising schools on COVID-19 tests
Stanford Medicine faculty are helping Bay Area school districts determine how to access COVID-19 testing and are advising the Los Angeles Unified School District on its testing strategy.
COVID-19 course for global health workers
Health care workers around the world can take a five-hour course, created by Stanford emergency physicians, on caring for COVID-19 patients and preventing the spread of the disease.
Modeling contact tracing
Researchers have developed a mathematical model to examine the potential of contact tracing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A dedicated page provides the latest information and developments related to the pandemic.
Leading In Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.