Community Shoutouts

I’m at risk of running out of “thank you’s” to Tad and Dianne Taube who recently dedicated a total of $14.5 million to the study of two major problem areas for young people: addictions, including cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and social media; and concussions, with a focus on sports- and recreation-related injuries.

The gifts – $9.5 million to launch the Tad and Dianne Taube Youth Addiction Initiative and $5 million to create the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative – were announced in a Jan. 31 joint statement from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine. Nothing short of WOW. Read more here.

If YOU feel like supporting a good cause, please have a look at this video about the Stanford Teaching Kitchen Elective for Medical Students which aims to train tomorrow’s physicians to “practice what they preach” and inspire them to celebrate healthy eating with patients via mouthwatering recipes and culturally sensitive dietary recommendations. Woodside’s SOUL Food Salon, and its founder, Dr. Jeanne Rosner, hopes to raise $20,000 to fund the Spring 2018 course. To get the ball rolling, Dr. Rosner, and her husband, Jonathan, have made an initial donation, and The Village Doctor has too. We hope you will join us here.

Again, it is an delight to work with all these wonderful philanthropists, and an honor to call them part of The Village Doctor family. Please join me in supporting their work. (March 2018)

Dr. Eric Weiss