News stories and community announcements concerning members of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, as well as interviews.
Insulin resistance doubles risk of major depressive disorder, Stanford study finds
September 22, 2021. "About 1 in 3 American adults has insulin resistance, a silent time bomb that doubles their risk for serious depression, Stanford scientists have learned." Authors include Epidemiology & Clinical Research program graduate Kathleen Watson, and E&PH faculty researchers Julia Simard and Victor Henderson.
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Michelle Odden awarded new R01
September 20, 2021. E&PH faculty researcher Michelle Odden (pictured here) was awarded a Multiple PI RO1 (R01HL151564) for "Mitochondrial health, cardiovascular risk, and blood pressure targets in hypertensive adults)," starting 9/1/21. Other PIs include Vasantha Jotwani (UCSF) and Greg Tranah (California Pacific Medical Center), and Co-Investigator James Zou (Biomedical Data Science).
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Melissa Bondy appointed to new AACR Working Group
September 13, 2021. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the formation of its eighth and newest scientific working group, specifically dedicated to supporting cancer prevention research. The mission of the AACR Cancer Prevention Working Group (CPWG) is to establish cancer prevention as a global priority through innovative science, integration of the latest technologies, improved levels of funding, and delivery of effective public education and awareness strategies. E&PH Chair Melissa Bondy has been appointed a member of the AACR Cancer Prevention Working Group Steering Committee.
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Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India's Nipah Virus Outbreak
September 12, 2021. Nipah remains a concern, not just in India but for the entire planet. The WHO classifies it as a "virus of concern" for future epidemics because "each year it spills over from its animal reservoir into humans," says E&PH faculty researcher, Dr. Stephen Luby.
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Stanford researchers to improve LGBTQ+ health and representation
September 9, 2021. "The National Institutes of Health has awarded Stanford researchers Mitchell R. Lunn, MD, and Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, $2.1 million in funding for the first year to recruit, retain, research and improve practices for representing LGBTQ+ people in the All of Us Research Program. The project is expected to last five years."
Access the Stanford Scope Blog post
John Ioannidis awarded Albert Stuyvenberg Medal from ESCI and an honorary doctorate from University of Edinburgh
E&PH faculty member John Ioannidis was awarded the Albert Stuyvenberg Medal from the European Society for Clinical Investigation (logo pictured here) in its annual (2021) meeting, held June 9-11. The Medal is the highest honor of the society and recognizes life-long scientific achievement. Read more about Dr. Ioannidis
Dr Ioannidis was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the medical school at the University of Edinburgh during their virtual graduation ceremony on July 22nd. Access the acceptance speech video (after 12m 48s)
Valley of Hype: The culture that built Elizabeth Holmes
August 30, 2021. E&PH faculty member John Ioannidis is featured in Yahoo Finance’s first original documentary that "turns the page on the meteoric fall of Holmes and her blood-testing startup, Theranos."
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Stelios Serghiou selected as a "Reviewer of the Year" by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
September 7, 2021. Epidemiology & Clinical Research PhD alumnus, Stylianos (Stelios) Serghiou has been selected by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (JCE) Editorial Board as a “Reviewer of the Year,” based on his constructive and helpful reviews which truly allowed the authors to improve their manuscripts' quality and readability. This award will be announced in the December 2021 issue of the journal.
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Stanford Medicine introduces population health research to diverse cohort
August 31, 2021. "Under the new Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD) program, the School of Medicine invited college students from across the country to spend the summer doing population health research, working one-on-one with faculty mentors."
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Hoda S. Abdel Magid selected as a recipient of the inaugural Postdoc JEDI Champion Award
August 28, 2021. We are delighted to announce that E&PH Postdoctoral Fellow and E&PH JEDI committee member Hoda S. Abdel Magid has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural Postdoc JEDI Champion Award. These awards were created to recognize the essential work that postdoctoral scholars are engaged in toward advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Stanford and beyond. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an award ceremony on September 21st, during this year’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
Read more about Dr. Abdel Magid's JEDI research and activities
How Fermented Foods May Alter Your Microbiome and Improve Your Health
August 13, 2021. E&PH researcher Christopher Gardner is quoted in this New York Times story about how "Foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation."
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Predictive model paired with case management reduced rate of readmitted hospital patients
August 11, 2021. A follow-up program for Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) patients discharged from the hospital was associated with reduced readmissions without increased mortality, new research by E&PH researchers Ben Marafino, Mike Baiocchi & colleagues in the journal BMJ suggests.
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E&PH Researchers Approved for $4.2 Million in PCORI Research Funding for Study on Treating Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Latina women
July 27, 2021. A research team including members of the Stanford Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (E&PH) community and colleagues--PI Lisa Goldman Rosas (E&PH), Lan Xiao (E&PH), Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa (E&PH and OCE), Wei-ting Chen (OCE), and Christopher Gardner (DoM)--has been approved for a $4.2 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study "Vida Sana y Completa Trial: Treating obesity and food insecurity among Latina women."
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In the Spotlight
We are delighted to announce Jade Benjamin-Chung, PhD, MPH, officially joined our Epidemiology & Population Health faculty on May 1, 2021.
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