Lloyd Minor, the former provost of Johns Hopkins University, officially assumed his new position as dean of the Stanford School of Medicine on Saturday, Dec. 1. Minor succeeds Philip Pizzo, who stepped down from the post he had held since April 2001.
President John Hennessy returned to the Faculty Senate Thursday afternoon after completing his four-month sabbatical. During the meeting, faculty members heard reports from both the School of Medicine and the Emeriti Council, as well as voted to express their concern about the professionalization of collegiate athletics.
With a new, 823,000-square-foot Stanford Hospital, which will be partially funded by a recently announced $1 billion fundraising campaign, Stanford Medicine aims to connect “science and humanity in a caring and dignified manner,” according to School of Medicine Dean Philip Pizzo.
Robert Harrington, currently director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), will take on the position of chair of Stanford’s department of medicine beginning in July of 2012. Stanford School of Medicine Dean Philip Pizzo announced the appointment Monday in his bimonthly newsletter.
Stanford will soon be home to a brand new clinic aiming to revolutionize primary healthcare. Starting April 1, 2012 a comprehensive team of medical professionals will open a clinic specializing in the care of chronic diseases. Dr. Alan Glaseroff, MD, has relocated to Stanford to serve as the clinic’s medical director. His wife, Dr. Ann Lindsay, MD, will also work in the new clinic.
Stanford’s new Gastrointestinal (GI) Pain Program, a partnership between Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Stanford Pain Management Center, is taking a multidisciplinary treatment approach to battling GI pain.
The Stanford School of Medicine has taken disciplinary action against five faculty members who gave paid promotional speeches on behalf of drug companies, thereby violating the School’s conflict of interest rules.