Aida Habtezion and Sidhartha Sinha Receive Synergy Award Funding from Kenneth Rainin Foundation
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has awarded $750,000 for collaborative research projects on inflammatory bowel disease. It designated $200,000 of that amount for Aida Habtezion and Sidhartha Sinha’s project: Secondary Bile Acids Modulate Intestinal Inflammation.
How “Medically Superfluous” Factors Help Patients Heal
An article in the BMJ written by three members of the Stanford community argues that doctors’ influence on their patients is affected by two factors that most doctors don’t take into consideration: patients’ mindset and the social context.
Type 2 Diabetic Patients and Exercise: How Much of What Kind?
Our mental picture of the usual “adult-onset” diabetic encompasses a sedentary lifestyle, a fondness for simple carbohydrates and all things sweet, and a body habitus that can range from overweight to morbidly obese.
Paul Kwo and Colleagues Write New Guideline for Treating Abnormal Liver Chemistries
Paul Kwo, MD (professor, gastroenterology & hepatology), has coauthored a new guideline for treating abnormal liver chemistries.
Faculty Conducting Human Subjects Research
The School of Medicine recently issued a policy regarding the requirement to register studies and report results on ClinicalTrials.gov.
NIH Grants Rita Hamad a K08 and Four Years of Support
Rita Hamad is using an NIH grant to study the relationship between social and economic circumstances during childhood and the effects they have on health outcomes.
A Long and Circuitous Route to Strategy and Innovation
Sumbul Desai, MD (clinical assistant professor, general medical disciplines) took a road less traveled on her way from an undergraduate degree in computer science to her latest venture, vice chair of strategy and innovation for the Department of Medicine.
Ke Yuan recognized by AHA as promising young investigator
On November 18, Yuan received the Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award for her work on pulmonary hypertension. Her research examines the Wnt/PCP signaling in endololethial cell and pericyte interactions during pulmonary blood vessel formation.
Stanford cardiologists and researchers shine at the ACC in San Diego
Stanford leaders, researchers, and investigators were well represented with scientific contributions, as moderators of program sessions, presenting invited lectures, and serving in leadership roles at the 2015 Annual Sessions of the American College of Cardiology.
Stanford-Coulter Grant Deadline Looms
The deadline for the 2015 round of granting is fast approaching: Monday, January 26. You may apply for a one-year grant of up to $100,000, potentially renewable for a second year, to pay for operating supplies, minor equipment, reagents, prototyping expenses, imaging time, preclinical costs, and travel.
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