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2013-11-18 08:29:45

STANFORD, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford Law School today announced that David M. Studdert has joined the Stanford faculty as professor of law, effective November 1(st). He also holds a joint appointment as professor of medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Professor Studdert is a leading expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research. His scholarship explores how the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations. He...

2013-08-23 08:23:59

Flexibility needs to become a core part of professional culture for more women to "lean in" to leadership in medical careers STANFORD, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While women have been representing 50% of US medical school graduates for over 10 years, they represent only 13% of department chairs and 11% of deans. In a commentary published in the September issue of Academic Medicine, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges...

2013-07-24 12:19:19

Students who had their genome tested as part of a groundbreaking medical school course on personalized medicine improved their knowledge of the class materials by an average of 31 percent compared with those who didn't undergo the testing, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. While the sample size was small — 23 students sent their saliva to a commercial genetics testing company; eight did not — the results...

2013-07-15 16:23:44

Dr. Harminder Singh of Stanford, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. STANFORD, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Harminder Singh was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130715/DC47267) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals,...

2013-07-01 08:26:17

PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced a new governance structure and named new leadership and members of its Board of Directors, Council and Subspecialty Boards. Much has changed in public expectations of physicians, medical practice, health care delivery, medical education and the science of performance in the past few decades. ABIM has evolved and deployed many new products during this period, but the...

2013-06-13 12:28:08

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two of the nation's most enterprising researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today. The scholarships provide flexible funding to early-career scientists researching the basis of perplexing health problems such as diabetes, autism, Parkinson's disease, and cancer. The new scholars join a prestigious community of researchers who have gone on to become Nobel laureates, MacArthur...

2013-05-02 16:28:11

A Stanford, CA Board Certified physician specializing in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Dr. William T. Kuo, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2013. STANFORD, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Stanford's Vascular & Interventional Radiology specialist Dr. William T. Kuo for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. (Photo:...

2013-03-19 16:28:53

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to enhanced detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative diagnostic tests, announced that Douglas Harrington, MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology at USC and Aviir Inc. CEO, addressed a select group of physicians and leading cardiologists on the Latest Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment at a special invitation-only reception in San Francisco. The event took place...

2013-02-19 08:32:56

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative laboratory tests, announced that it has signed an agreement with Partners & Partners (P&P) under which P&P will form the sole distributorship of Aviir testing products and technologies in 19 Middle Eastern and North African Countries. Through its affiliate, Qatar Heart Laboratory Holding, P&P intends to roll out,...

2012-11-19 04:21:40

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of transrenal molecular diagnostics, announced today that Dr. Paul Billings has joined the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. A board certified internist and clinical geneticist, Dr. Paul R. Billings currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Life Technologies Corporation. Dr. Billings brings extensive expertise and clinical experience in the areas of genomics and molecular medicine. (Logo:...