Prevention Research Center In the Department of Medicine
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Message from the Director
John Ioannidis

Welcome to the website of SPRC. Our Center has a long tradition of excellence that spans a history of almost half a century. 

We want to continue and strengthen this tradition with the adoption of new expertise, research methods, cutting-edge technologies, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
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Now Recruiting
2013 SPRC Teaching Award Winner

The annual SPRC teaching award this year goes to Wes Alles. It is extremely rare in any university that a single individual can have such a major impact across an entire campus. Wes is a highly charismatic teacher and his promotion of healthy living is contagious. As a leader of the Health Improvement Program and BeWell it is likely that he has been responsible for teaching more people than anyone else on the Stanford campus and he has made a positive difference in the lives and health of so many of us.


John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc

Health and fitness classes are offered through our Health Improvement Program.

SPRC/GMD Weekly Seminar Series

April 10

Speaker: Kris Ebi,
Consulting Professor in General Medical Disciplines, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

Title: Managing the health risks of climate change

April 17

No Seminar

April 24

Speaker: Lisa Offringa, PhD
SPRC Research Fellow

Title: Medicinal Plants of Northern Thailand for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

May 1

Speaker:Elizabeth Platz,
Associate Director for Population Sciences at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, PI of the ARIC Cancer Cohort, Senior Editor, CEBP and Cancer Research

Title: Obesity, its sequelae, and prostate cancer incidence and outcomes

May 8

Speaker: Jo Salmon,
Alfred Deakin Professor, Deputy Director of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellow

Title: “Sitting on top of the world”: our daily battle against gravity

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