Stanford joins forces with its peers

“There’s something very authentic about universities working together to share knowledge,” says LISA LAPIN, assistant vice president for communications at Stanford, and a founder of Futurity, an online channel covering the latest scientific research taking place at 35 American and Canadian universities. Lapin calls the site an ad-free, agenda-free approach to reporting discoveries in science, engineering, the environment and health. “Futurity is a direct link to the research pipeline. If you want a glimpse at where research is today and where it’s headed tomorrow, Futurity offers that in a very accessible way,” Lapin says.

In a statement issued Sept. 4, President JOHN HENNESSY and the leaders of seven other universities called on policy makers to step up their support for universities to promote global health. They issued a statement in advance of the first annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) in Bethesda, Md., which took place Monday and Tuesday. In addition to Hennessy, the statement was signed by the presidents of Boston University, Duke, Emory, Johns Hopkins, the University of California and the University of Washington, as well as the principal of McGill University. The inaugural CUGH annual meeting was titled “Future of global health: Funding, development, research, education.”