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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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Designated Holiday Calendar

Upcoming Events

Anatomy of an Opera Singer

April 16, 2015
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Berg Hall Lobby, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC)

Come celebrate World Voice Day! Dr. C. Kwang Sung and Dr. Elizabeth Direnzo, Assistant Professors of Otolaryngology, will lecture on the anatomy and techniques that opera singers use to project their voices and create music. The lecture will feature performances by a member of the San Francisco Opera!

Light refreshments will be served. Followed by Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

Sponsored by:
Stanford Medicine Music Network
Stanford Medicine Department of Otolaryngology
San Francisco Opera
Stanford Live/Bing Concert Hall
Stanford’s Medicine & the Muse Program
Medical Humanities and the Arts
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

A Three-Part Series with John Paris:
Murder, Sex, and Neonates and Other Forays into Bioethics 

  Session one
Feb 26: The Role of the Bioethicist as an Expert Witness in Court Proceedings

Session two
Mar 26: What Happen When Doctors Venture Too Close to the Third Rail of Bioethics: Charges of Murder Most Foul

Session three
Apr 23: When Abortion Is Not a Moral Option for the Mom:  The Ethics of Early Induced Delivery for a Non-Viable Fetus

 John Paris, S.J.
Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Boston College

  Upcoming Session :
Thursday, April 23, 2015
1:30pm - 2:30pm

   1215 Welch Road, Modular A
Conference Room 

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

Contact: Jacqueline Genovese

Sponsor: Medicine & the Muse

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24th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship video presentation
Discussing Palliative Care Earlier:
A Conversation Between Dr. Kalanithi and Dr. Quill

Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
October 21, 2014


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