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Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient

by Stanford Medicine on November 12, 2019 2:52 pm
In a recent post in Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, DAVID ENTWISTLE, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, described his experiences as a patient in an intensive care unit. The experience, he writes, taught him about hospitals and the role that technology can play in supporting patients. “On a Saturday morning in May 2009,… Read more Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient
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German Geological Society awards Page Chamberlain top honor

by Elenita Nicholas on November 7, 2019 3:52 pm
The German Geological Society awarded geological sciences Professor PAGE CHAMBERLAIN its top honor, the Gustav Steinmann Medal, during its annual meeting in September. Among other academic achievements, Chamberlain was recognized for his contributions to understanding the interaction between tectonics and climate in both present and past mountain belts. The award cited his work as foundational to… Read more German Geological Society awards Page Chamberlain top honor
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Five researchers are awarded NIH grants to study opioid misuse and pain treatment

by Stanford Medicine Communications on November 5, 2019 3:45 pm
Five Stanford researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative. The HEAL grants address the nation’s opioid crisis by funding research into opioid misuse as well as alternatives to pain treatment. LAURA SIMONS, associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, was awarded $5.4 million to… Read more Five researchers are awarded NIH grants to study opioid misuse and pain treatment

Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers

by Hoover Institution on October 31, 2019 4:47 pm
JOSHUA RAUH, senior fellow and director of research at the Hoover Institution, the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, will serve as principal chief economist of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The CEA is charged with offering… Read more Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers
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Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing

by Tom Abate on October 30, 2019 3:24 pm
The world’s largest computer science society has recognized Mehran Sahami, professor (teaching) of computer science, for his outstanding contributions as a teacher, mentor and thinker in the field. The Association for Computing Machinery recognized Sahami along with eight other professors for educational excellence as part of the  ACM’s 2019 Distinguished Member awards. The announcement delighted but… Read more Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing

Four alumni inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame

by Stanford Alumni Association on October 27, 2019 3:03 pm
At the 25th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the recent Reunion Homecoming, Stanford recognized SIDNEY DILLARD, ’84; NEIL KAHO‘OKELE HANNAHS, ’73, MA ’74; MAE LEE, ’92, MA ’93; and ALMA MEDINA, ’92, JD ’95, P ’19, P ’22. The Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame honors Stanford’s most accomplished alumni of color and recognizes… Read more Four alumni inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame
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Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives

by Alex Kekauoha on October 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Last spring, ERICA SCOTT, ’20, and ISAIAH DRUMMOND, ’20, took office as president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Stanford University, or ASSU. They recently talked about their priorities and about the issues they think students should know about. What are your top priorities/initiatives for this quarter and academic year? As this… Read more Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives
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Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award

by Stanford Transportation on October 22, 2019 2:56 pm
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has recognized Stanford with a third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award in recognition of Stanford’s achievements in promoting safe and accessible bicycling on campus. Stanford was the first university to be recognized at the highest level when the program launched in 2011, making Stanford the only university to… Read more Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award
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Mona Hicks named senior associate vice provost and dean of students

by Student Affairs on October 21, 2019 2:49 pm
MONA HICKS, dean of students at Saint Louis University, has been appointed Stanford’s senior associate vice provost and dean of students by SUSIE BRUBAKER-COLE, vice provost for student affairs. Hicks will begin at Stanford at the start of winter quarter 2020. Before joining Saint Louis University a decade ago, Hicks served  at Rice University, Vanderbilt… Read more Mona Hicks named senior associate vice provost and dean of students
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Deans Debra Satz and Jennifer Widom offer students words of wisdom

by Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences on October 20, 2019 1:31 pm
JENNIFER WIDOM, dean of the School of Engineering, and DEBRA SATZ, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, sat down to chat about their unlikely paths to their current academic positions and to offer words of wisdom to undergraduates.