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The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post

by Stanford Medicine on August 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Scope, the award-winning health blog produced by Stanford Medicine, is celebrating its 10,000th post. Scope writes stories on original research, highlights podcasts, profiles physicians and researchers and shares the latest on health and wellness. The online offerings began in 2009 when blogs were relatively rare. As traditional media coverage of medicine and science dwindled, the… Read more The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post

Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

by Amy Jeter-Hansen on August 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford Health Care has passed the triennial accreditation from The Joint Commission with flying colors. Accreditation from The Joint Commission certifies that a health care organization continues to meet or exceed meticulous procedural standards that align with government requirements, making the organization eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid. The five-day process spanned the entire… Read more Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey
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Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

by Min Joo Kim on August 5, 2019 5:00 pm
Graduate student MIN JOO KIM and physician-researcher RANDALL STAFFORD have published the first in a series of Scope blog entries demystifying heart failure. The series will also take a look into the mechanisms and biology of heart failure and highlight common treatment strategies. The heart supplies oxygen-rich blood to all of the body’s cells. For… Read more Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

Medical school awarded $53 million to improve translational medicine

by Stanford School of Medicine on July 31, 2019 5:00 pm
The Stanford School of Medicine has received a five-year, $53 million grant renewal from the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. The CTSA Program is overseen by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. “This funding will help us strengthen our clinical and translational research infrastructure in a way… Read more Medical school awarded $53 million to improve translational medicine
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Two from Stanford named 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

by Stanford News Service on July 4, 2019 1:14 pm
The Rita Allen Foundation has named LAUREN O’CONNELL, assistant professor of biology, and VIVIANNE TAWFIK, assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, to its 2019 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, celebrating 10 young leaders in the biomedical sciences whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health. The scholars… Read more Two from Stanford named 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars
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$12 million grant renewal for flu vaccine research

by Bruce Goldman on April 19, 2019 5:00 pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection a five-year, $12 million renewal of a grant for the study of how people respond to influenza vaccination. With the renewal, the total amount granted for this project has exceeded $50 million since the first award was made in 2003. According to MARK DAVIS,… Read more $12 million grant renewal for flu vaccine research
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Faculty elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

by School of Medicine on April 2, 2019 5:00 pm
Four faculty members at the Stanford School of Medicine have been elected to the college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. An induction ceremony was held March 25 during the institute’s annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The college of fellows class of 2019 comprises 157… Read more Faculty elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
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Orthopedic surgeon receives prestigious award, $10 million grant

by Mandy Erickson on February 26, 2019 2:59 pm
CONSTANCE CHU, professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine, will receive an award for her research, as well as the department’s largest-ever research grant — both honoring her work in preventing osteoarthritis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons will present her with its Kappa Delta Award on March 14, along with $20,000; she will invest a… Read more Orthopedic surgeon receives prestigious award, $10 million grant
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Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices

by Erin Digitale on February 6, 2019 2:17 pm
Researchers at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco are nurturing the development of new medical devices through the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, established last year with an award of $6.7 million from the FDA. “When you look historically at the approvals of devices that have specific pediatric indications, they’re abysmal — essentially flat-lined,” said… Read more Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices
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Watch list: 10 recommended films about medicine

by Amy Jeter Hansen on January 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world. Scope, a Stanford Medicine blog, tapped three film connoisseurs for recommendations for movies about medicine: MAREN MONSEN, MD, an accomplished filmmaker with numerous directing credits who heads Stanford Medicine’s Program in Bioethics and Film; DIANA FARID, MD, the… Read more Watch list: 10 recommended films about medicine