Date: Monday, Nov. 30
Time: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Please join us for a special StanfordMed LIVE focused on the recent spike of COVID-19 cases. Speakers will share information on Stanford Medicine’s preparedness, our current PPE status, COVID-19 patient cases and plans for a potential patient surge. They will also discuss other key issues related to the pandemic, including recent news of vaccine progress.
• Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, dean, School of Medicine
• David Entwistle, president and chief executive officer, Stanford Health Care
• Paul King, president and chief executive officer, Stanford Children’s Health
• Niraj Sehgal, MD, chief medical officer, Stanford Health Care and senior associate dean of clinical affairs, School of Medicine
• Dennis Lund, MD, associate dean of the faculty for maternal and child health, Stanford Children’s Health
• Yvonne Maldonado, senior associate dean of faculty development and diversity and professor of pediatric infectious diseases and of health research and policy
• Andra Blomkalns, MD, professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine (event moderator)
Submit your questions and comments now.
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In an effort to promote equity and inclusion within Stanford Medicine and its broader society, employees are invited to complete the Stanford Medicine Justice, Equity, and Abilities Survey. Findings from the survey will support the work of the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity and the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC). Responses to the survey will help identify barriers to equal access, capture current attitudes, and inform future diversity initiatives across Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health.
For any questions about the survey please contact the School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.
For For questions and/or concerns regarding the disability community, please contact the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition.
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With a growing number of COVID-19 patients in crisis and no clear care guidelines, Stanford Medicine’s ICU tapped collective knowledge and experience to keep people breathing.
Read more in Stanford Medicine magazine here.
Photo by Steven Fisch.
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year's focus is on taking care of youth who have diabetes.
As one of the most common chronic conditions among school-aged youth in the United States, the illness affects about 193,000 youth under 20 years of age. Its widespread affects in the U.S. underscore the necessity to help children and teens develop a plan to manage diabetes, and ensure that they work with their health care team to adjust their diabetes self-care plan as needed.
Some things to consider in a youth's self-care plan include managing blood glucose levels, encourage healthy habits, and monitor for diabetes complications. Read more.
For more information on diabetes, Scope has a series called Breaking Down Diabetes. Read about it here.
The 368-bed hospital building, which celebrated its one-year anniversary on Nov. 17, features technology and design features that have made handling COVID-19 cases easier. It had only been open a matter of months when the pandemic struck and people began pouring in due to COVID-19. Put to the ultimate test, the hospital has proved to be an adaptable and effective facility for handling the pandemic. The increased space, new technologies and private patient rooms, as well as other design features, all have helped keep patients, staff and clinicians safe during the nation’s worst infectious disease outbreak since 1918.
Photo courtesy of Steve Fisch.
A message on COVID-19 from Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, School of Medicine.
On Nov. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to forego travel and large Thanksgiving gatherings, and just this afternoon, Gov. Gavin Newsom's office announced a limited stay at home order that will be in place nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
We understand that this is tough news in what has already been a very difficult year. But this guidance reflects the gravity of our current situation.
The infection rate among our own health care workforce has shown a rapid increase over the past 3-4 weeks (virtually none of that is due to workplace spread). It's higher than it's ever been, mirroring the rapidly increasing rates in the SF Bay Area -- as well as much of California -- prompting the Purple Tier designation.
Let us stay vigilant -- at work and at home. We know that when we follow COVID-19 safety protocols, we do not spread COVID-19. It works.
It is critical that we stay healthy because our community is counting on us to provide the care they deserve.
You have heard us echo these messages and they are more important than ever. Be SAFE from coronavirus infection. Be SMART & inform yourself about it. Be KIND & support one another.
We are convening as a community at a town hall on Nov. 30 to answer any questions you may have.
Racism and discrimination are direct affronts to Stanford Medicine’s values. Read our leaders’ pledge on racial equity.
Stanford Medicine News
Researchers have identified a molecule that ties lipedema to other lymphatic diseases, such as lymphedema, and distinguishes it from obesity.
The 368-bed hospital building, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on Nov. 17, features technology and design features that have made handling COVID-19 cases easier.
Researchers found that Black and Hispanic people made up 58% of all patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and 53% of those who died from the disease.
This fall, medical and physician assistant students vaccinated thousands of people against the flu. The vaccinations could help prevent hospitals from being inundated with flu patients if COVID-19 cases surge.
Stanford Medicine community members remotely attended a weeklong series of talks, panels and workshops on reducing disparities and improving diversity in health care and medical education.
Stanford Medicine experts have created a framework to guide public officials, school administrators and business leaders on re-establishing normal operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.