Category: Awards

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Stanford 125 website recognized for excellence

by University Communications on February 13, 2017 1:02 pm
Stanford’s 125.STANFORD.EDU  website received a 2017 Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Far West District. The anniversary website was created to help celebrate the 125th anniversary during the 2015-16 year of the university’s opening. The website highlighted Stanford historical themes dating back to the university’s founding, including a commitment… Read more Stanford 125 website recognized for excellence
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$10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia

by Jeannie Dusheck on February 8, 2017 4:03 pm
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded $10.5 million to five researchers at the School of Medicine to advance the work of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE. The goal of ENCODE is to build a comprehensive parts list of the human genome, including the parts that make up genes and the… Read more $10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia
Rosa Bacchetta

Faculty members receive grants from state stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on February 7, 2017 2:40 pm
Three researchers from the School of Medicine have been awarded grants by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to promote the discovery of potential stem cell-based therapies. The awards were made as part of the state stem cell agency’s Quest program, which funds the discovery phase of research expected to advance… Read more Faculty members receive grants from state stem cell agency
Karl Deisseroth

Deisseroth receives Harvey Prize in Human Health

by School of Medicine staff on January 26, 2017 3:28 pm
KARL DEISSEROTH, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been awarded the 2016 Harvey Prize in Human Health. Deisseroth and PETER HEGEMANN, professor and chief of biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, will share the $75,000 prize for their contributions to optogenetics. “It is a great honor to receive the Harvey… Read more Deisseroth receives Harvey Prize in Human Health
Brad Efron

Brad Efron wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

by Taylor Kubota on January 25, 2017 2:53 pm
BRAD EFRON, professor of statistics and of biomedical data science, has been awarded the 2016 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category for his invention of the bootstrap method. This statistical technique is used widely by people who are working with data and need to estimate the accuracy of a given… Read more Brad Efron wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
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Central Energy Facility earns architectural recognition

by University Communications on January 24, 2017 2:44 pm
The CENTRAL ENERGY FACILITY (CEF) has been honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a 2017 Institute Honor Award for excellence in architecture, interior architecture and regional and urban design. The CEF is one of 23 award winners, selected from about 700 submissions. The AIA award program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless… Read more Central Energy Facility earns architectural recognition
Marco Pavone

Three Stanford scientists honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

by Lisa Trei on January 20, 2017 12:15 pm
JACOB FOX, professor of mathematics; JONATHAN FAN, assistant professor of electrical engineering; and MARCO PAVONE, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, were recently honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Earlier in January, then President Barack Obama awarded the three faculty members and 99 other scientists and researchers nationwide the U.S.… Read more Three Stanford scientists honored with Presidential Early Career Awards
Yaa Gyasi

Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition

by Pamela Moreland on January 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The reaction on YAA GYASI‘s Facebook page to the news that her debut novel Homegoing  was the 2016 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize was swift: 379 likes; 22 comments; and 19 shares. And that was before dawn. The John Leonard Prize was established to recognize outstanding first books in any… Read more Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition
Inky Ajanaku

Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor

by Stanford Athletics on January 17, 2017 4:50 pm
INKY AJANAKU was recently named the Honda Sport Award winner for Volleyball. The Honda Sport Award is presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics.” Ajanaku now becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete… Read more Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor
Jennifer Granick

Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book

by Kathleen Gabel on January 10, 2017 7:00 am
JENNIFER GRANICK, lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. The award honors scholarship exploring the tension between civil… Read more Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book