Category: Awards

Michael Kirst

Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award

by Carrie Spector on April 7, 2017 4:16 pm
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named the 2017 recipient of the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award recognizes visionary education leaders for their expertise and dedication to improving education. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton,… Read more Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award
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Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute

by Krista Conger on April 6, 2017 2:43 pm
The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology HOWARD CHANG, MD, and professor of oncology RONALD LEVY, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016. The awards provide funding to investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research. Recipients receive up to $600,000 each year for seven years to pursue or… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute
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Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art

by Pamela Moreland on April 5, 2017 4:02 pm
The image is called “The Hungry Starfish Larva.” For applied physics doctoral candidate WILLIAM GILPIN and his fellow researchers it is an image at the intersection of science and art. The image so impressed a panel at the National Science Foundation that the judges of the annual Vizzies Awards presented Gilpin’s group with the 2017… Read more Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art
Luis Ornelas

Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on April 3, 2017 3:43 pm
Stanford Junior LUIS ORNELAS is determined to ensure that every child in the United States has access to a high-quality education regardless of income or background. Ornelas spent his freshman summer teaching with Breakthrough Santa Fe, a nonprofit that helps motivated students in grades 7-12 from public schools be the first in their families to… Read more Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap
Alyssa Ferris

Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows

by Kate Chesley on March 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Graduate students ALYSSA FERRIS and SUHAS RAO have been named among 12 winners of 2017 Hertz Fellowships. They were chosen from among more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. According to the press release announcing the fellowships, the Hertz Foundation is the only organization… Read more Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows
Londa Schiebinger

Schiebinger recognized by the American Medical Women's Association

by Chris Kark on March 27, 2017 3:54 pm
LONDA SCHIEBINGER, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, will receive the Presidential Recognition Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at its annual award luncheon on April 1. The award, conferred annually, honors outstanding achievements in the sciences, medicine, clinical practice, leadership, humanitarianism and philanthropy. Founded in 1915, AMWA is an organization… Read more Schiebinger recognized by the American Medical Women's Association
Michael Frank

Michael Frank earns early career award in cognitive science

by Alex Shashkevich on March 25, 2017 5:00 pm
MICHAEL FRANK, associate professor of psychology, was recently awarded the 2017 Early Career Impact Award for Cognitive Science Society by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). Frank earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford in 2004. The annual award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies “who have made… Read more Michael Frank earns early career award in cognitive science
Match Day

After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs

by Tracie White on March 21, 2017 3:14 pm
At 8:55 a.m., as NURIEL MOGHAVEM got up from his table to accept the sealed, red envelope with his future hidden inside, his two younger brothers punched him in the shoulder — for luck. The neurologist-in-training was, for the moment, at loose ends. “Oh yeah, now I’m nervous,” said Moghavem, taking deep breaths and staring… Read more After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs
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
Hazel Markus

Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow

by Milenko Martinovich on March 5, 2017 1:26 pm
HAZEL MARKUS, the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, was named a 2017 William James Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The fellowship recognizes APS members “for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.” Markus’ groundbreaking work in the study of the self is “considered by many to… Read more Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow