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January 2016
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Spectrum Innovation Symposium

 network, brainstorm on new research conducted by Spectrum pilot grant awardees and K scholars from across the university. Jan. 25, 2016, LKSC Bldg, Berg Hall.
Symposium: 8:30am-11:30am
Stanford K-Fest: 1:00pm-4:30pm

Spectrum pilot grant applications due Sept. 30

Looking for investigators with bold ideas that address health-care problems with multidisciplinary teams. Last year Spectrum awarded more than $1.1 million to 32 projects. Details here.

Federal Statistical Research Data Conference

Theprogram will showcase research from the nationwide network of Research Data Centers (RDCs) – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Fri, Sept 18, 2015, 1-4:30pm, Li Ka Shing Center, Rm 320. Details here.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-initiated research to build a national Culture of Health

Evidence for Action will fund innovative studies on the impact programs, policies, and partnerships can have on health and well-being, with a particular focus on research that will advance health equity. Details here.

Better Choices, Better Health

This 6-week workshop, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, is ideal for individuals with ongoing and persistent health conditions, and also for caregivers. Ongoing every week from July 1, 2015 through August 5, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm 4107. Details here.

Stanford launches heart-health app

Just nine days after the launch of Stanford Medicine’s MyHeart Counts iPhone app, 27,836 people have consented to participate in this research study on cardiovascular health.

Biodesign textbook and video library available

A new edition of "Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies" is now available, along with a library of nearly 300 videos that reinforce key concepts in the biodesign innovation process, from need findings to regulatory approval.

Soul Wounds: Trauma and Healing across Generations

A three-day conference on research and action. Events include interactive panels, a storytelling performance on Friday, June 5th in Pigott Theater at 8PM, and plenary sessions. June 4-6, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center. Details here.

12th Bay Area Population Genomics (BAPGXII) Meeting

The 12th Bay Area Population Genomics (BAPGXII) meeting, a great place to (re)connect with your pop gen/genomics colleagues in the area and to present your work in a talk or a poster. Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:30 am. Alway Building M106, 550 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. Details here.

Reproducible Research: Cautionary Tales and Current Developments

The Center for Population Health Sciences wants to share with you seminars of interest to the Population Health Sciences Community. Steve Goodman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research.
May 27, 8:00 AM -9:00 AM. Berg Hall, B&C Conference Rm, Li Ka Shing Center. Details here.

Big Data in Biomedicine Conference

Conference will bring together thought leaders in large-scale data analysis and technology to transform the way we diagnose, treat and prevent disease. May 20, 2015 – May 22, 2015. Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center. Details here.

Spectrum KL2/TL1 Training Awards
Spectrum KL2/TL1 Training Program

Applications for the Spectrum KL2 and TL1 clinical research mentored career development training awards. Junior faculty and senior fellows are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2015. Details here

Dr. Greenberg radio comments
Dr. Harry Greenberg on the CTSA Mission

The University of Wisconsin interviews Dr. Greenberg on the importance of NIH funding in translating basic discoveries into clinical medicine. His radio comments start at minute 1:30.
Details here

The Future of Molecular Diagnostics, Feb. 2

A lively discussion on DNA sequencing and the future of molecular diagnostics with Pratima Rao, COO of Genia Technologies, Li Ka Shing Center, LK130, Mon. Feb. 2, 6:00 to 8:00pm. Details here

Community Health Symposium, Jan. 22

An evening of research and service sharing, featuring Donald Warne, MD, MPH, on Native American health issues. Poster abstracts due 12/7. Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall, Thurs., Jan. 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Details here

LHS pilots
2015 Stanford Health Care Innovation Challenge

Spectrum and the Center for Population Health Sciences are partnering with the Stanford Healthcare (SHC) to expand funding for seed grants that will implement novel learning healthcare systems approaches. Internal deadline: Nov. 17, 2014, 11: 59 p.m. Details here.

Stanford Disease Detectives Lecture, Nov. 10
Stanford Disease Detectives Lecture, Nov. 10

A lively discussion on developing/licensing new biomedical diagnostic platforms with Stephen Quake, PhD, and Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Li Ka Shing Center, LK 130, Monday, Nov. 10, 5-7pm. Details here.

Spectrum Research Symposium on Sept. 26th
Spectrum Research Symposium on Sept. 26th

New translational research in drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostics, population health, and community health. Li Ka Shing Center, 9/26, 8:30am-11:30am. Details here.

Physician database review due by Sept. 10
Physician database review due by Sept. 10

The CMS open payments database, which lists payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical-device companies to doctors, goes public Sept. 30. Details here.

Mobile Medical App Workshop Online
Mobile Medical App Workshop Online

If you missed the Stanford/FDA workshop on new FDA regulations for bringing mobile applications into the health care space, you can listen online anytime. Download here.

Population Health Event Draws a Crowd
Population Health Event Draws a Crowd

More than 250 researchers and clinicians attended a colloquium to share ideas on new approaches to population-level health research.
Download agenda here.

Call for Spectrum KL2/TL1 Applicants

These NIH training programs aim to advance the careers of clinical researchers. Deadline is March 14, 2016. Details here.

Call for Innovation Seed Grant Proposals

Spectrum is reviewing research proposals for novel health-related solutions in the areas of medtech, therapeutics, diagnostics, population health and community engagement. Awards from $15K to $50K per year. Details here.

Purpose-Guided Trial Design in Behavioral Intervention Research
Purpose-Guided Trial Design

Kenneth E. Freedland, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis. Thurs., Oct. 22, 2015, 4-5:00pm, 1265 Welch Road, Rm. 303. Details here.

Health Matters: Stanford Medicine Community Day

Hear from Stanford’s leading medical experts on the latest in genomics, disease and injury prevention, aging, heart health, and nutrition. Saturday, May 16, 2015. 9:00 am Li Ka Shing Center.
Details here.

Stanford Center for Biomedical Imaging Annual Symposium

Featuring speakers, posters and job/grant info. Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 9:00am – 5:00pm Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall.
Details here.

Frontiers in Scientific Research on Community Engagement

A dialogue with Nina Wallerstein, DrPH on how to involve community throughout the translational spectrum and what support is needed by investigators. Monday, April 6, 2:00 pm, Li Ka Shing Center, Room 304/305. Details here.

Individualized & Population Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Scott Zeger, Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, March 26, 4:00-5:00pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Rm. LK 120. Details here.

Stanford Health 4 All Information Session

Care about health in communities? Interested in a career path learning to engage communities in changing human behavior for a healthier world? Apply to an experiential program to learn and practice the science and skills of preventing chronic disease. Details here.

Online Courses & Training
Online Courses & Training

Learn clinical research essentials - from biostatistics to science writing - through our online courses and videos. Details here.

Online "Writing in the Sciences" course

In this free online course, Kristin Sainani teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Register here.