Inaugural Childx conference to be held at Stanford in April
Alan Guttmacher, a leading child health expert, will give a keynote address at the TED-style event April 2-3, which will bring together diverse experts in fetal and child health.
Course allows students to understand pregnancy from patient’s perspective
The course provides a months-long opportunity for medical students to develop a relationship with an expectant mother. The experience can influence the work of future physicians no matter what field of medicine they choose.
Immunology center seeks pilot-project applicants
Funding for successful applications will be supplied by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to curing and preventing global infectious diseases.
Costs, benefits of opioids subject of April 9 forum
The topic of discussion will be prescription opioids, which provide much-needed relief to people in acute pain but are also widely misused, leading to addiction and over 1,000 overdose deaths per month.
Dean to host town hall March 25 featuring Kari Nadeau, Charles Prober
During the forum, Kari Nadeau will discuss allergy research, and Charles Prober will discuss how a recent grant will help Stanford re-imagine undergraduate medical school education.
Clinic receives certification for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The expertise of the team that treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been recognized by a nonprofit organization.
Maria Grazia Roncarolo on fast-tracking stem cell and gene therapy to the clinic
Leading stem-cell expert and Stanford professor of pediatrics Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, will be leading a session on stem cell and gene therapy at Stanford’s inaugural Child X conference this spring.
Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells
After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages.
Genetic basis of rosacea identified by researchers
Researchers identified two regions of the genome associated with rosacea, an inflammatory and poorly understood skin disease. The regions may be linked to other systemic diseases.
Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37
Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for The New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness.
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