2018 Archives

  • Dean's Newsletter December 2018

    Though siloes and technological limitations have kept us from realizing medical data's full potential, Dean Minor cites the Stanford Medicine's Health Trends Report to show how that paradigm is beginning to change. He also discusses technology's role in the future of health care, the "nicotine arms race," and other news related to Stanford Medicine.

  • Dean's Newsletter November 2018

    In the season of thanksgiving, Dean Minor expresses gratitude for his family, his health, and his colleagues. He also spotlights the new CEO and President of LPCH and Stanford Children's Health, urges responsibility with human genome editing, and shares other Stanford Medicine news.

  • Dean's Newsletter October 2018

    A highlight of a productive month included Stanford Medicine's first-ever LGBTQ+ Forum, an event designed to raise the visibility of our LGBTQ+ community. In the October Brief, read about this forum, the Stanford Cancer Institute's new director, and all the latest news from Stanford Medicine.

  • Dean's Newsletter September 2018

    Each fall, Stanford Medicine welcomes new students with a ceremony where they don their white coats for the first time in front of loved ones. Read about this diverse class, the future of electronic health records, and the latest Precision Health news.

  • Dean's Newsletter August 2018

    Five years after Stanford Medicine announced a groundbreaking initiative to guarantee four years of funding to every incoming biomedical graduate student, the initiative received a $10 million boost. Read more about this and other news related to Stanford Medicine and Precision Health.

  • Dean's Newsletter July 2018

    This month, Dean Lloyd Minor discusses the exciting potential of virtual reality in medicine, a unique opportunity for teens to explore science, an important new addition to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, and more.

  • Dean's Newsletter June 2018

    In this edition of The Brief, Dean Lloyd Minor shares why he called on Stanford Medicine’s Class of 2018 to become defenders of science, highlights efforts to transform electronic health records into Precision Health tools, and celebrates two dedicated people who celebrated their 45th Stanford anniversaries. Read more.

  • Commencement

    In his 2018 Commencement address to Stanford University School of Medicine graduates, Dean Lloyd Minor encouraged the students to be passionate advocates for science.

  • Dean's Newsletter May 2018

    In the latest issue of "The Brief," Dean Lloyd Minor writes about high-tech disruptors in health care, the healing power of a strong doctor-patient relationship, training the doctor of the future, and Stanford Health Care doctors’ remarkable efforts to get one cancer patient back on the road to recovery.

  • Dean's Newsletter April 2018

    In the latest issue of “The Brief,” Dean Lloyd Minor argues that the medical community can play an important role defending science in the current national science-skepticism debate, talks well-being with Arianna Huffington, and celebrates with LPCH doctors as a two-time transplant patient celebrates his fourth birthday — at home.

  • Dean's Newsletter March 2018

    In the latest issue of “The Brief,” David Entwistle and Denny Lund join Dean Lloyd Minor to present the Integrated Strategic Plan, the roadmap that will keep Stanford Medicine not just at the forefront of change but as the engine driving progress and promoting health around the world. The plan has three priorities: value focused, digitally driven, and uniquely Stanford.

  • Dean's Newsletter February 2018

    In the latest issue of "The Brief," Dean Lloyd Minor strongly reiterates Stanford’s steadfast support for our undocumented students, highlights two exciting research breakthroughs, and invites all to an upcoming Lecture Series chat with sleep and wellness crusader Arianna Huffington.

  • Dean's Newsletter January 2018

    Every January provides an opportunity to recognize people who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this issue, Dean Minor discusses how two members of our community, who have recently tragically passed away, will be forever remembered for their tireless dedication to others. He also reflects on how Stanford Medicine's people have made profound differences in the past — for example, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant surgery performed in the U.S. by Stanford surgeon Norm Shumway.