Amir Rubin to step down from SHC at year's end
During his five-year tenure, the hospital CEO has launched the construction of the new Stanford Hospital and an expansion of the organization’s primary-care and outpatient networks.
More than $500,000 for projects on pediatric cancer
The funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation supports research to find cures and better treatments for pediatric cancers.
Early-career awards fast track studies on poverty and health
Juggling her duties as a clinician and an instructor in family medicine, Rita Hamad is closer than ever to her goal of a research career, with the help of an early-career program and pilot grants.
Drug disarms deadly C. difficile bacteria without destroying healthy gut flora
A drug that blocks the intestinal pathogen without killing resident, beneficial microbes may prove superior to antibiotics, currently the front-line treatment for the infection.
Child Health Research Institute names six faculty scholars
The awards support junior and mid-level faculty whose research aims to improve the health of expectant mothers, embryos, fetuses, infants, children and adolescents.
Five projects receive Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program awards
The TIP program supports innovative, heterogeneous groups of scholars working to transform one another’s perspective on a child- or maternal-health problem.
Combination drug therapy shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice
When used together, two drugs that affect the structure and function of DNA blocked the growth of pancreatic tumor cells in mice. Researchers hope the drugs can soon be tested in humans with pancreatic cancer.
Stanford Medicine community invited to Oct. 12 town hall meeting on precision health
Faculty members will discuss the significance of precision health and how their work is helping to advance it during a panel discussion moderated by medical school Dean Lloyd Minor.
Anna Deavere Smith to give Jonathan King Lecture on Oct. 6
The playwright, whose works include a one-woman show about health care and the human body, will give a talk titled “Health Care: The Human Story.”…
For teens with bulimia, family-based therapy works best
Recovery from the eating disorder is faster if adolescents receive a treatment that enlists their parents, according to a new study.
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