Category: Research news

SLAC award winners

Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor

by SLAC Communications on March 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Three employees of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been recognized with the lab’s highest honor ­– the SLAC Director’s Award. The award recognizes employees who achieve extraordinary results while modeling the lab’s values of excellence, integrity, creativity, collaboration and respect. This year’s recipients are staff scientist SILA KILICCOTE; JODI VERLEGER, interim… Read more Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor
Alexander Nemorov

Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

by Robin Wander on March 16, 2017 2:44 pm
For six weeks this spring, ALEXANDER NEMEROV will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, is the first ever in the history of the… Read more Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Mark Cullen

Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance

by Kris Newby on March 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Stanford has joined five University of California campuses in a consortium dedicated to removing administrative barriers to sharing research resources, talent, productivity tools and bioinformatics expertise. Leaders of the consortium say that by making it easier for research teams to leverage specialized resources and experts across member institutions, overhead costs can be reduced and health… Read more Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance
Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity

by Shana Lynch on March 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Artificial intelligence already powers many of our interactions today. When you ask Siri for directions, peruse Netflix’s recommendations or get a fraud alert from your bank, these interactions are led by computer systems using large amounts of data to predict your needs. The market is only going to grow. By 2020, the research firm IDC… Read more Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity
Dr. Sumbul Desai

Digital health center launches to connect faculty with tech companies

by Tracie White on January 19, 2017 12:36 pm
The School of Medicine has launched a center to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies to develop, test and implement new digital health tools. The Center for Digital Health aims to advance the field of digital health by promoting these partnerships, performing clinical research and educating the next generation of physicians… Read more Digital health center launches to connect faculty with tech companies
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
Margaret Levi

Levi elected to American Academy of Political and Social Science

by Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences staff on November 30, 2016 5:31 pm
The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) announced its election of political scientist MARGARET LEVI, the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford, as its 2017 Robert A. Dahl Fellow. The award recognizes the contributions Levi has made to social science and her… Read more Levi elected to American Academy of Political and Social Science
Russ Altman

$25 million awarded to center for study of regulatory science

by Stanford Medicine Communications on November 17, 2016 5:43 pm
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is funding a collaboration between Stanford and UCSF to improve the regulatory infrastructure that helps to shape modern biomedical research. The FDA has awarded the UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation a five-year, $25 million grant. The collaborative venture is one of five FDA Centers of… Read more $25 million awarded to center for study of regulatory science
Joseph Brodsky

Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works

by Cynthia Haven on November 1, 2016 5:30 pm
When the Soviet Union exiled the Russian poet JOSEPH BRODSKY in 1972, he already had a few friends waiting for him in the West. One of them, DIANA MYERS, would remain a confidante until the Nobel poet’s death in 1996. The London home she shared with her husband, the translator ALAN MYERS, became his English… Read more Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works
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Making sense of the 2016 election

by Clifton B. Parker on September 12, 2016 5:21 pm
A few Stanford political experts are gathering in cyberspace to help people make sense of the 2016 election. MORRIS FIORINA, DAVID BRADY, DOUG RIVERS and BILL WHALEN launched a new podcast, Poll Position, that will continue up to the Nov. 8 election. The presidential race has passed Labor Day and the polls have tightened, but many… Read more Making sense of the 2016 election