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Office of the Provost —

Update on IDEAL and racial justice initiatives

In a message to the community, Provost Drell givers an update on some of the efforts the university is taking to advance diversity, inclusion, access and racial justice.

Predicting wildfires with CAT scans

Engineers at Stanford have used X-ray CT scans, more common in hospital labs, to study how wood catches fire. They’ve now turned that knowledge into a computer simulation to predict where fires will strike and spread.

Stanford HAI —

The geographic bias in medical AI tools

Patient data from just three states trains most AI diagnostic tools. Raising questions about the validity of the algorithms for patients in other areas.

COVID-19’s mental toll on teens

The researchers identified specific patterns of brain activation that protect adolescents from experiencing COVID-19-related anxiety and depression. The safeguard even extended to teens who experienced early puberty and are more likely to suffer psychological distress.