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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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

October 16

Speaker: Mary Leonard
Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology); Medicine (Nephrology)
Director, Stanford Musculoskeletal Laboratory

Title: The Impact of Chronic Disease on Body Composition and Bone Structure: A Life Perspective

October 23

Speaker: Thomas J. Glynn, PhD
SPRC Consulting Faculty and recently retired Director of Cancer Science and International Cancer Control with the American Cancer Society; Former Associate Director of the NCI's Cancer Control Science Program

Title: The Globalization of Tobacco: Challenges for the World Health Community

October 30

Speaker: Mark Rubinstein
Associate Professor Fellowship Director, Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
University of California, San Francisco

Title: Nicotine Metabolism & Addiction Among Adolescent Smokers

November 6

Speaker: Janice Tsoh, Associate Professor, Department of Pyschiatry
University of California, San Francisco

Title: Leveraging Family and Peer Support To Reduce Tobacco Use in Asian Americans

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