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  • May 10 2014

    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.

    When
    Sat, May 10, 2014 09:00 AM - Sat, May 10, 2014 02:00 PM

  • Apr 29 2014

    Partners in Medicine Reception

    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.

    When
    Tue, April 29, 2014 06:00 PM - Tue, April 29, 2014 08:00 PM

    Speakers
    Lloyd B. Minor, MD


  • Mar 8 2014

    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)

    When
    Sat, March 8, 2014 10:00 AM - Sat, March 8, 2014 01:00 PM

  • Nov 21 2013

    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:
    http://smu.gs/1j7apAw                http://smu.gs/1bGXoez


    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!

     

    When
    Thu, November 21, 2013 10:45 AM - Thu, November 21, 2013 01:45 PM

  • Nov 4 2013

    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.

    When
    Mon, November 4, 2013 05:30 PM - Mon, November 4, 2013 07:00 PM

    Speakers
    Sheena K. Aurora, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN
    Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Oct 1 2013

    Transforming health care is arguably the single greatest challenge we currently face as a nation. Meeting that challenge will require rapidly mobilizing emerging science, management, and technology to attain better health with less spending. With a track record of leading multidisciplinary research teams to meet global challenges in energy, the environment, and many other domains, Stanford is now playing a catalytic role in the development of innovative approaches to improving the quality and affordability of American health care.

    Please join us for an evening of dialogue and learning from leaders in the fields of both medicine and business who will share their unique perspectives and real-life lessons learned through applying re-engineered health care delivery models to manage costs while improving patient care.


    Two related articles for more information on this topic:
    How Health Care Can Save or Sink America: The Case for Reform and Fiscal Sustainability
    Innovations in Care Delivery to Slow Growth of US Health Spending

     

    $45 per person

    When
    Tue, October 1, 2013 06:00 PM - Tue, October 1, 2013 09:00 PM

    Speakers
    Ann Boynton
    Deputy Executive Officer, Benefit Programs Policy and Planning, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

    Alan Glaseroff, MD
    Co-Director, Stanford Coordinated Care, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

    Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
    Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH
    Researcher and Instructor, Division of Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • May 1 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Stanford Hospital was held May 1, 2013. To read more about the groundbreaking event and plans for the new Stanford Hospital click here.

    When
    Wed, May 1, 2013 - Wed, May 1, 2013