Category: Awards

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
Central Energy Facility

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
hat

'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016

by Staff on January 9, 2017 8:00 am
Affiliates of Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program have chosen the “Make America Great Again” hat as the Symbol of the Year for 2016, in their fifth annual vote for notable symbols. The citation for the Symbol of the Year reads: “Donald Trump’s red cap became a widely recognized symbol and effective distillation of his campaign. The… Read more 'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016
Dr. Samuel Strober

Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on January 4, 2017 5:07 pm
SAMUEL STROBER, MD, a professor of medicine, was awarded $6.6 million by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine on Dec. 15 to conduct a phase-1 clinical trial to test a new way of inhibiting the rejection of transplanted kidneys. The award marks the 10th clinical trial funded by the institute in… Read more Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency
Stephen Montgomery

NIH awards $26.4 million to Stanford researchers for physical activity study

by Tracie White on January 3, 2017 12:00 pm
Stanford researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $26.4 million as part of the largest program ever funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the biological mechanisms of physical activity. MICHAEL SNYDER, professor and chair of genetics, and STEPHEN MONTGOMERY, assistant professor of pathology and of genetics, were awarded $15.7 million. They will… Read more NIH awards $26.4 million to Stanford researchers for physical activity study