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March 21 - Christina Khan and Darcy Swisher on Heartbeats and Hiccups
Christina Khan and Darcy Swisher discuss their advocacy work and how their passion to help patients fuels them to go above and beyond their medical responsibilities. Read more and watch the video.
March 20 - Translating neuroscience advances to real-world uses
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign are pleased to announce their fifth round of Neuroscience:Translate awards, which support teams of researchers collaborating across disciplinary boundaries in the neurosciences to develop practical solutions to address unmet clinical needs. Read more.
March 17 - Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert appointed to PCORI Methodology Committee
Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, is a professor of health policy and faculty affiliate of the Stanford Center on Longevity, as well as co-founder of the SC-COSMO consortium and the Stanford Justice Health Initiative. As a decision scientist and mathematical simulation modeler, his work focuses on complex policy decisions that impact the prevention, detection, treatment and management of diseases, as well as developing better methods for performing such analyses. Learn more.
March 16 - Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, named Director of the CDCM
The Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM) has announced that Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, professor of definitive and curative medicine, has succeeded Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, professor of pediatrics and of medicine, as its director. Dr. Roncarolo had served as the CDCM’s founding director since 2016, helping it become a world leader in translating discoveries into stem cell and gene therapies for people with genetic diseases. Read more.
Feb. 15, 2023 - Ways to support earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria
We have compiled some resources to support the relief efforts, as well as information on how Stanford Medicine is helping and related news. Learn more on StanfordMed TODAY.
April 4, 2022 - Stanford Medicine resources in support of Ukraine
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.
Feb. 7, 2022 - One-stop resource: respiratory illness-related updates
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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James Whitlock, dioxin researcher at Stanford Medicine, dies at 80
James Whitlock, MD, a professor emeritus of molecular pharmacology (now chemical and systems biology), who discovered the negative effects of dioxin on the human body, died at home.
Stanford Medicine-led study finds heart shape can predict cardiac disease
While cardiac sphericity was the focus of Stanford Medicine-led research, the possibility of data science expanding the reach of biomedical science was its true core, researchers say.
mRNA vaccine beats infection for key defense against COVID-19, Stanford Medicine scientists find
Stanford Medicine researchers have shown that prior SARS-CoV-2 infection reduces killer T cells’ response to vaccination. These cells are crucial for eliminating the virus from the body.
Asthma, eczema are associated with higher risk of osteoarthritis, Stanford-led research finds
A connection found between asthma, eczema and osteoarthritis indicates that drugs to treat allergic conditions could be used in future studies aimed at slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.
Going to the dark(er) side: Stanford Medicine study shows how cancer gene tricks immune cells
A novel Stanford School of Medicine partnership uncovers a direct link between a cancer-associated gene, Myc, and sugar patterns on cancer cell surfaces that tell immune cells to stand down.
Students toast their futures as medical residents on Match Day
“So excited I had to fight back tears”: Stanford School of Medicine students celebrate the next phase in their journey toward becoming full-fledged physicians.
Bryan Myers, physician and pioneer in nephrology research, dies at 86
The Stanford Medicine professor emeritus of nephrology was chief of the Division of Nephrology for nearly 20 years, training nephrologists who now practice around the world.