Team effort prevails against heart defect
A multidisciplinary care team at Packard Children’s Hospital ushered Kennedy Greenfield, hampered by a congenital heart defect, from the womb into the world.
Arvin to step down as dean of research
Arvin, professor of microbiology and immunology, will return to research and teaching after 12 years in the role of vice provost and dean of research.
Stanford Medicine Advisory Council formalized
The advisory council and university liaison position are aimed at increasing collaboration among the three Stanford Medicine entities — the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford — and the rest of the university.
Center to support cancer immunotherapy
Stanford is one of four institutions to receive National Cancer Institute funding to analyze patients’ immune function and tumor profiles as part of a public-private partnership to accelerate cancer therapies.
Regular pot use linked to more sex
The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two.
Stanford Medicine leaders talk successes, future
The annual town hall meeting brought hundreds of faculty and staff together at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge to hear from the leaders of the two hospitals and medical school, as well as ask them questions.
Biomedical study seeks participants
The large-scale study of what causes health and disease is enrolling participants at Stanford. All are welcome to apply. In particular, the project is seeking ethnic minorities and individuals with an increased risk of disease.
Robot-assisted surgery not always cost-effective
A Stanford study of nearly 24,000 patients with kidney cancer concluded that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries are associated with increases in operating times and cost compared with conventional laparoscopic surgeries.
Event will focus on compassion in health care
A Nov. 1 panel discussion featuring Dean Lloyd Minor, Charles Prober, Dale Beatty and Mickey Trockel will examine strategies for fostering compassion in health care.
Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies
A Stanford alumnus and a successful investor, Freidenrich served as chair of the university’s board of trustees and on the boards of the two Stanford hospitals during his decades-long involvement with the university.