Category: Research news

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Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

by Kate Chesley on July 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Pediatric neurosurgeon SAMUEL CHESHIER, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded continued funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist in his research on malignant brain tumors in children. Malignant primary brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and are a leading cause of death. Cheshier, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation St.… Read more Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation
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Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research

by Precourt Institute for Energy on July 17, 2017 4:00 pm
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Stanford a total of $1.59 million for two research projects on advanced solar cell technology. The awards are among 48 projects that will receive support through the DOE SunShot Initiative, a program launched in 2011 to develop new technologies that lower the costs and improve the reliability of… Read more Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research
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Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge

by Mark Shwartz on July 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Members of the STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT have unveiled their newest entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback that takes place in October. The unveiling was held on July 1 at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility before family, friends and supporters. The Stanford team of undergraduates spent… Read more Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge
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Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams

by Stanford Medicine on July 4, 2017 6:56 pm
The Stanford Center for Digital Health has awarded five seed grants and a total of 1,000 Apple Watches to research projects led by Stanford faculty. The projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the devices can achieve meaningful health care outcomes. The center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling… Read more Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams
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Stanford Humanities Center new fellows announced

by Tanu Wakefield on June 5, 2017 2:15 pm
The Humanities Center has announced its new class of 23 fellows for 2017-18. Their topics range from slavery in Brazil to the history of the scientific method to Native American poetry to post-industrial labor in Sumatra. Starting in fall 2017, the fellowship group at the Stanford Humanities Center will also include the new and continuing… Read more Stanford Humanities Center new fellows announced
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Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer

by BeWell on May 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Summer is just around the corner. So, BeWell, the university’s health promotion program, talked to SUSAN SWETTER, professor of dermatology and director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Medical Center and Cancer Institute, about the dangers of skin cancer. How do you convince people to take skin cancer prevention seriously? Skin… Read more Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer
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Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation
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Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby

by Tanu Wakefield on April 28, 2017 4:12 pm
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) recently recognized BLAIR HOXBY, professor of English, for his 2015 book, What Was Tragedy? Theory and the Early Modern Canon. The RSA awarded What Was Tragedy? an honorable mention in consideration for the 2017 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize. What Was Tragedy? earned critical acclaim for shedding new light… Read more Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby
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Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity

by Carrie Spector on April 27, 2017 2:48 pm
SEAN REARDON, professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his research into educational opportunity and achievement gaps in America. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program, established in 2015 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, recognizes and supports scholars whose work in the social sciences and humanities… Read more Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity
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Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington

by Brad Hayward on April 26, 2017 9:00 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE joined fellow university presidents this week at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., addressing major issues facing American higher education. Tessier-Lavigne, Harvard President DREW GILPIN FAUST and Ohio State University President and Stanford alumnus MICHAEL DRAKE appeared before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. A video recording of the conversation is available… Read more Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington