Past Events

  • Searching for Home: Coming Back from War

    The film is an emotional and unflinching look at returning veterans and their search for the “home” they left behind—physically, mentally, and spiritually. From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to modern-day conflicts, Searching for Home is a multigenerational documentary that chronicles the journey of the men and women who have left “home,” only to return to new and difficult challenges as profoundly changed people.

    After the invitation-only screening there was a Q&A session with director Eric Christiansen; Stanford psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amit Etkin, scientific advisor to the film; and featured veterans including Russ Toll, Stanford bioengineering graduate student.

    PTSD impacts as many as 20 percent of combat veterans as well as an untold number of adults and children worldwide who experience traumatic events and environments. Learn why acceleration of research in PTSD is urgently needed, and how Dr. Etkin and his Stanford colleagues are leading efforts to integrate new scientific discoveries with novel treatment solutions.

    Saturday, June 20, 2015
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Film screening and Q&A


    Leading the Biomedical Revolution in Precision Health

    On April 8, 2015, the Partners in Medicine reception was held 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 engaged audience learned about Stanford Medicine's bold next steps in leading the biomedical revolution, with a focus on precision health.

    For an online version of the dean's remarks, click here.
    To download a PDF version, click here.

    For more information, please contact Diane Reynolds, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving at 650.736.9797 or


  • Future of Hearing

    Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities

    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

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    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)


    Stanford Medicine partners with TEDMED for their first west coast conference, September 10–12 in San Francisco. TEDMED will curate a unique and provocative program featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that reframe the way we think and inspire critical new possibilities for the future of health and medicine. 

    This event sells out quickly and as a sponsor Stanford Medicine has a limited number of discounted tickets for purchase.  Please visit 
    and enter TMStanCC14 in the group field code. For more conference information: