Big Ideas in neuroscience
Bill Newsome, PhD, is challenging faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine, and other fields, through the Stanford Neurosciences Institute's Big Ideas initiative.
Days are long, years are short: Paul Kalanithi on time
In this 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi opens up about his battle with terminal lung cancer and how he is facing his own mortality.
Steven Brill on "America's Bitter Pill"
In his new book, "America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill reignites a conversation about health care in America.
Seth Ammerman on the AAP's stance against marijuana legalization
In this 1:2:1 podcast, adolescent medicine specialist Seth Ammerman, MD, discusses the AAP’s stance on youth and marijuana.
Scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, develop noninvasive treatment
A collaborative Stanford project could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mehrdad Ayati on the "Paths to Healthy Aging"
Stanford geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati, MD, calls his new book Paths to Healthy Aging a simple workbook and is aimed at the accessible reader who wants basic information about aging. Co-written with his wife, Hope Azarani, PhD, the book is about creating a lifestyle that will lead readers towards the path of a happy and healthy aging process.
'Brain on Fire': Susannah Cahalan and her month of madness
With the precision of an investigative journalist, Susannah Cahalan reconstructed what happened in her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.
Shaili Jain, MD, on her family legacy and PTSD
In her clinical practice, Shaili Jain, MD, works with veterans suffering from PTSD who are returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She spearheads a pilot program based on veterans supporting veterans, aptly called the Peer Support Program.
James Lock on family-based therapy for anorexia
During this podcast, Stanford eating disorder expert James Lock, MD, PhD, discusses how parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia.
Stanford students ease life in the zoo
A dozen Stanford sophomores have designed ways to enrich the lives of the giraffe, lions and kinkajou at the San Francisco Zoo.
David Relman on the risks of lab-made pathogens
Should scientists be allowed to create lab-made pathogens in the interest of science? In this podcast, Stanford microbiologist and biosecurity expert David Relman, MD, talks about the grave risks associated with this kind of research.