Each year, National Hospital Week provides the opportunity to recognize all of the team members across disciplines who make our health system exceptional. To fully recognize Hospital Week, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health have planned many special events and activities — in addition to celebrations happening at the local level. This year, we are adjusting our organization-wide programming to take place in June. Hospital Week programming at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare will move forward this week as originally planned. Read the full leaders message here.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has selected Audris Chiang, MD, resident in dermatology, and Tahmina Samad, MD, clinical fellow, clinical and translational research, for the third-year cohort of the CZ Biohub Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program. Learn more.
May 2 - Agreement reached with CRONA
We are pleased to share that a three-year contract with CRONA has now been ratified. We look forward to welcoming the majority of our union-represented nurses back, Tuesday, May 3, at 6:45 a.m. (SHC)/7 a.m. (LPCH). After extensive discussions, we were able to reach a contract that reflects our shared priorities and enhances existing benefits supporting our nurses’ health, well-being, and ongoing professional development. Read the full statement from our HR leaders.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Stanford School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony on June 11. The ceremony will be the first in-person diploma-awarding event in three years, honoring students earning PhDs, MDs and master’s degrees. Learn more in the Stanford Medicine News Center.
At Stanford Medicine, we share a commitment to improving people’s health – in our community and far beyond. In this spirit, we want to acknowledge those who have reached out about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the country’s rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation. Please refer to this list if you are seeking ways to support Ukraine, created by our colleagues at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health.
This one-stop shop has been curated for Stanford Medicine employees to reference the latest COVID-19 testing, isolation and booster updates. Please use this page to find the most current information.
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Garry Gold, who specializes in understanding osteoarthritis via MRI, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology, embracing a vision of early disease detection.
At Stanford Medicine, programs to help patients struggling with substance-abuse disorders, research into addiction, and educational programs to increase awareness about addiction and treatment are aimed at reducing dependence on opioids.
Lisa Wise-Faberowski, who studied a rare congenital heart condition as well as the effects of anesthesia on children’s developing brains, died at 57.
A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.
Marijuana use and heart-attack risk were correlated in a large human study, Stanford scientists and their collaborators found. A molecule in soybeans may counteract these effects.
Stanford Medicine professors David Relman and Abraham Verghese were among the nine Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, part of the biological signal driving teens to separate from their parents, a Stanford Medicine study has found.