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Kathryn M. McDonald, MM

Stanford Health Policy Executive Director and Senior Scholar

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November 20th, 2009

Demography & Aging Center Receives Renewed NIA Funding to Support Series of Workshops on Demography Research

CHP/PCOR Press Release

Stanford Health Policy has received five years of renewed support for its Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. The National Institute on Aging funding will help expand the center's initiative to inform the academic community about demography and economic research in the area of health and aging. Read more »



August 17th, 2009

Stanford Health Policy/UCSF team finds inducing labor need not increase cesarean risk

CHP/PCOR Press Release

Contrary to a belief widely held by obstetricians, inducing labor need not increase a woman's risk for cesarean section delivery in childbirth, scientists at Stanford Health Policy and the University of California, San Francisco have found. +HTML+
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May 6th, 2009

Real time swine flu coverage: Stanford health experts regularly weigh in

CHP/PCOR News

Stanford Health Policy experts use this forum to weigh in on the swine flu-- the potential for disaster, the response thus far, what you should be on alert for-- drawing upon their multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Read more »



October 13th, 2008

CHP/PCOR conference brings entrepreneurs, industry leaders together to discuss innovation in health care reform

CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford News

On September 16, 2008, the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) hosted a unique conference at Stanford University, "Better Health, Lower Cost: Can Innovation Save Health Reform?" in honor of their 10th anniversary. +VIDEO+ Video available +PDF+ +PPT+ paper, 4 presentations available
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January 1st, 2007

CHP/PCOR and CDDRL: Collaborating to Improve Health and Governance

CDDRL, CHP/PCOR News

Modern medicine has produced interventions that seem almost miraculous in their ability to prevent and treat deadly diseases. The use of chemically treated mosquito nets can drastically reduce malaria infections, for example, while powerful antiretroviral drugs can give HIV/AIDS patients added years of life. Read more »




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April 20, 2011 in The Stanford Daily