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In a ceremony in front of several hundred alumni, facutly and friends on Staturday, May 3, Thomas A. Raffin was awarded the Medical Center Alumni Association Rise Award for 2014.

The RISE award (Rise, Inspire, Serve, Engage) is dedicated to those individuals who represent Stanford University's values and have demonstrated exceptional dedication to nurturing the Medical Center and alumni community through acts of leadership, volunteerism, mentoring or teaching.

Congratulations to Tom for this well deserved honor!

Click here to view Thomas A. Raffin's RISE Award video.

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Advance Health Care Information

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself.  Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”·        

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:
      o   Health care instructions, including life             support, organ and tissue donation
      o   Revoke prior directives

A sample form is attached for reference.  Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5.  In other words this is a free legally binding document.

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Medicine and the Muse: An Arts, Humanities and Medicine Symposium

April 27, 2015
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC) 130

Reception and Art Exhibit to follow in LKSC 101/102

Keynote Speaker: Perri Klass, MDProfessor of Pediatrics and Journalism, New York University; Director, Carter Journalism Institute; Medical Director, Reach Out and Read; author of fiction and nonfiction, essayist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Globe and Discover Magazine. She is the recipient of five O. Henry Awards for short fiction and the Women’s National Book Association Award.

Presentations, performances and art exhibit by Stanford medical students

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October 21, 2014


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