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Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS

Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor; CHP/PCOR Director; Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy, and of Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Senior Investigator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

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February 11th, 2013

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC News

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Read more »



November 27th, 2012

Stanford researchers show a better way to curb TB where the disease is rampant

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Genetic testing is the best and most cost-effective way to screen prisoners for tuberculosis and drug-resistant strains of the disease, according to a Stanford study. And the authors say using the test on inmates in former Soviet Union countries will curtail TB in a region where it's widespread. Read more »



November 19th, 2012

Screening all adults would slow spread of AIDS

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Douglas Owens is a member of the government-backed panel encouraging all Americans between the ages of 15 and 65 to be tested at least once during their lifetimes for HIV. Read more »



April 16th, 2012

Treating men at high risk for HIV makes economic sense, says Stanford study

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study. Earlier research found giving preventative drugs to large groups of gay men at high risk for HIV was not cost-effective when compared with other commonly accepted programs. Read more »



February 16th, 2012

Owens appointed to national task force

CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford News

The CHP/PCOR director has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group that develops national guidelines for preventive services. Read more »




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Doug Owens on universal HIV screening
In this podcast, Douglas Owens, MD, professor of medicine and a task force member, discusses how he believes the recommendation, if implemented, could have a substantial impact on the course of the epidemic in the United States. Length: 15 min.
November 21, 2012 in Scope (blog)

Tailored Medicine Could Prevent More Heart Attacks
"This shows that there might be better ways for physicians to choose who gets treated and who does not," said Dr. Douglas K. Owens of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California, who wrote an editorial published with the study.
May 16, 2011 in HealthNews

Studies show misuse of expensive blood-clotting drug
The agency funded both Stanford studies. The second study examined the risks and benefits of prescribing RF7a for five particular patient scenarios or conditions: heart surgery, intracranial hemorrhage, body and brain trauma, liver transplantation and ...
April 20, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Plan to combat growing HIV epidemic in Ukraine
In a study published in the March issue of PLoS-Medicine, researchers at Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System demonstrate that the most effective way to combat the spreading disease is a combined program of drug ...
March 2, 2011 in PhysOrg.com (press release)

Stanford study offers plan to combat AIDS in Ukraine
Antiretroviral treatment not only helps the infected individuals, but also reduces the amount of virus they carry so they are less likely to transmit it to others in the general population, notes Douglas Owens, MD, a professor of medicine at Stanford ...
March 1, 2011 in Scope (blog)

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