Podcast: The relationship between science and magic
When he’s not developing computer models to improve cancer detection, Parag Mallick, PhD, is juggling fire, walking on stilts or mastering card tricks. In this podcast, he talks about how he became a member of a professional performance troupe and the relationship between science and magic.
Podcast: Part memoir, part science, part inspiration and a lot of practical instruction
In his new memoir, "Into the Magic Shop," Stanford professor, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Doty, MD, details his life’s journey from a hard scrabble upbringing to economic wealth that once seemed unimaginable.
Podcast: 'Special K' as potential OCD treatment
In this podcast, Stanford psychiatrist Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, discusses how she got interested in the use of ketamine to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and how she is determined to find out why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms.
Podcast: Portraits of Stanford Medicine
This is the first installment in a special 1:2:1 series that will introduce you to the many faces of Stanford Medicine. In this podcast, Timothy Keyes, a second-year MD/PhD student, shares what influenced him to consider a career in medicine and what challenges he’s faced in his career so far.
Podcast: Cleaning up sports
In this podcast, anti-doping chief Travis Tygart discusses some of the major lessons learned from the Rio Olympics about global anti-doping efforts.
Podcast: Addressing mental illness in California
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission was formed to oversee the expansion and transformation of the state’s county mental-health service systems.
Podcast: How physicians are fueling the opioid epidemic
In, "Drug Dealer, MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop," Stanford addiction expert Anna Lembke explores the culprits behind the rise in the opioid epidemic sweeping the country.
Podcast: The challenges of global mental health
Vikram Patel, PhD, is one of the most recognized leaders in the global mental health movement. In this podcast, he discusses the enormous challenges and opportunities of global mental health.
Podcast: Opioid-free pain relief
In her new book, The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit: 10 Simple Steps to Ease Your Pain, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, outlines a plan to empower chronic pain sufferers to gain control over their pain.
Podcast: Mental health in medical school
In a recent Washington Post column, Stanford psychiatry resident Ned Morris posed the question: What drives bright young people – medical students – to take their own lives? In this podcast, he discusses the stigma of mental health that is so pervasive in society today.
Podcast: A new approach to mental health
Stanford neuroscientist Leanne Williams, PhD, discusses how she and her colleagues were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain function and personal history.
Podcast: Inside the world of microbiota
Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, discusses how the world of microbes and bacteria interplay with human health.