Commencement awards honor faculty, staff and students

Three members of the faculty, two members of the staff and three students, including a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidate, will receive awards on Sunday, June 18, at the 126th Commencement ceremony in Stanford Stadium.

Stanford Medicine —

Karl Deisseroth wins Fresenius Research Prize

The Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer will be honored with a 4 million euro prize for three distinct contributions to the medical field: optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry and research into depression.

Three staffers win 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards

The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.