You are living at the center of a biomedical revolution and Stanford is leading the way.

    Join us for an evening with three of our most dynamic, award-winning scientists to learn how they are blazing new trails and expanding frontiers in medicine.

    Carlos Bustamante, PhD
    2010 MacArthur Fellow and Winner of the MacArthur Foundation's "Genius Grant"
    "Harnessing the world's data to improve human health"

    Lucy Shapiro, PhD
    2011 National Medal of Science Winner, National Science Foundation
    "Saving the next generation of outstanding American science"

    Adam de la Zerda, PhD
    Named to Forbes' 2014 List of "30 Under 30" in Science and Healthcare
    "Lighting up tumors to save lives"

    6:00 p.m. Reception
    6:30 p.m. Program
    7:30 p.m. Dinner

    $45 per person
    By invitation only

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  • Future of Hearing

    Exploring the Challenges and Possiblities

    The Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss (SICHL) hosted an evening featuring honored guest Vint Cerf, PhD. The panel included SICHL leadership Robert Jackler, MD, and Stefan Heller, PhD, and supporters Tom Evslin and Suzanne Colodny leading a discussion on

    The Future of Hearing:
    Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities

    To learn more, visit hearinglosscure.stanford.edu.
    Follow SICHL on Facebook or on Twitter @hearinglosscure.

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  • Health Matters

    Health Matters is a free community event focused on the latest advancements, technology, and innovations around your and your family’s health.  This year's event included speaker sessions about how to sleep better, exercise smarter, and manage the health of your family, from the youngest to the oldest.

    Programming topics included:

    • Sports-related concussions
    • Brain Health
    • Big Data
    • Sleep
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition

    The program featured keynote speaker Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

    This family-friendly event also included an interactive health pavilion featuring health screenings, demonstrations, nutritional information, and much more. High school students participated in Med School Morning, a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a real medical student.

    For more information about Health Matters, please visit the event website: healthmatters.stanford.edu.


    Leading the Biomedical Revolution

    On April 29, 2014, Stanford University Medical Center Development held a reception for donors to Stanford Medicine and its annual funds—Hospital Partners, Med Fund, and Cancer Discovery Fund—at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. The focus of the evening was to thank our generous Partners in Medicine donors for their support, and to share Stanford Medicine’s aim to lead the biomedical revolution.

    For more details about this evening click here or contact Maria Burns, Director of Annual Giving at 650.736.9719 or maria.burns@stanford.edu.

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Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor for the Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology - HNS &, by courtesy, of Neurobiology & Bioengineering

    Stanford is internationally renowned for its leading-edge scientific research. Here in your own backyard, Nobel Laureates and countless award-winning scientists are leading today's biomedical revolution. Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in the lab of one of these scientists? This spring, researchers at Stanford invite you into their labs to experience the power of innovation first-hand. Meet our scientists, look through their microscopes, and see for yourself how world-changing discoveries are made.

    In a small group, you will be guided through several research laboratories. You will receive a hands-on, interactive presentation about the groundbreaking work taking place in each lab, and will get to talk one-on-one with the graduate students and postdocs who work there. At lunch, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with the scientists in small groups, and to hear a stimulating presentation from one of our accomplished faculty leaders.

    We hope you will join us to experience this rare opportunity to see inside some of the most exciting labs in the world, and learn about the potential they hold for transforming health care.

    Featured Labs:

    Lab 1

    Miriam Goodman, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
    Research identifying the molecules that form force, which offers unique insights into how we feel and sense the world around us. Developing new tools and approaches to analyzing acuity and how it is effected by disease. (lab website)

    Lab 2

    Anne Villeneuve, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics
    Studying meiosis in sexually reproducing organisms and the possibility of its connection to miscarriages and birth defects in humans. (lab website)

    Lab 3

    Denise Monack, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    Analyzing various types of bacteria to understand the mechanisms and interactions by which they can survive, multiply, and even attack in spite of the human immune system. (lab website)

    Lab 4

    Mark A. Kay, MD, PhD, Dennis Farrey Family Professor in Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics
    The Kay Lab, in the Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, is focused on developing gene transfer technologies and gene therapies for genetic and acquired diseases such as hemophilia, hepatitis C and B viral infections, and diabetes. (lab website)


    The 2013 event was held Thursday, November 21, 2013. Thank you for your support and for helping us celebrate 5 years!

    To view pictures from this year's event and order prints online, please visit the custom web galleries by Mark Estes Photography:

    Portraits and Group:                  Event Photos:
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    Please join our Facebook community to share and tag photos from the event, receive periodic news and event information from the Stanford Women's Cancer Center, and invite your friends to join our network of supporters. With your help, we look forward to growing our community and keeping the conversation going throughout the year!

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    Unraveling the Mystery

    Sitting in class on a Tuesday afternoon David got a headache that never went away. Three months into his deployment in Afghanistan, Jarred got his first headache, and it has been with him ever since. Tina had successful brain surgery for an aneurysm, but two weeks later, she developed a headache for which no treatment has been successful. These are examples of the mystery that continues to surround headaches. But more common questions exist including, what are the root causes of typical headaches? Is migraine a genetic disease? Why do some headaches become chronic?

    Join us for "Headache 101" to get your questions answered by Stanford faculty. Come for technical or practical information about headaches and learn about the latest cutting-edge research happening here at Stanford. Find out why migraines are underdiagnosed and undertreated and why men and women are likely to get different types of headaches. Learn how basic lifestyle changes can help defeat your next headache.

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Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine