Category: Research news

Sherri Rose

Sherri Rose honored for contributions to public health statistics

by Freeman Spogli Institute on June 30, 2021 4:27 pm
SHERRI ROSE has been honored with the Mortimer Spiegelman Award, the nation’s highest honor in biostatistics, given to a statistician younger than 40 who has made the most significant contributions to public health statistics. Rose, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy, is co-director of the Health Policy Data Science Lab. She was… Read more Sherri Rose honored for contributions to public health statistics
Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li has been appointed to a federal task force on AI

by Stanford HAI on June 10, 2021 3:41 pm
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation have announced the newly formed National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, which will write the road map for expanding access to critical resources and educational tools that will spur AI innovation and economic prosperity nationwide. Computer scientist FEI-FEI LI, the Sequoia Capital… Read more Fei-Fei Li has been appointed to a federal task force on AI
Thomas Mullaney

Stanford Libraries receives East Asian information technology collection

by David Jordan on June 3, 2021 3:06 pm
Historian THOMAS MULLANEY has donated his collection of East Asian information technology to the Stanford Libraries. The resulting Thomas S. Mullaney East Asian Information Technology History Collection is thought to be the only one of its kind in the world and will soon be accessible in Special Collections in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Archives.… Read more Stanford Libraries receives East Asian information technology collection

New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

by Stanford Impact Labs & Haas Center for Public Service on November 1, 2020 12:22 pm
Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service have selected three faculty members to receive funding and support to work inside public service organizations on complex social problems: HENRY LEE, associate professor of pediatrics; LATHA PALANIAPPAN, professor of medicine; and TERESA LAFROMBOISE, professor of education. The new competitive program places faculty with government and… Read more New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

by Carrie Spector on October 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Three Stanford education professors helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself. In February, just weeks before Italy confirmed its first deaths from the novel coronavirus and went… Read more With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on September 24, 2020 3:46 pm
The sustainability initiative that arose out of the Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions. The grants focus on a broad scope of sustainability research and each includes an integration of research with education or outreach. A nine-person review team spanning six… Read more New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort

by Lara Streiff on July 21, 2020 4:08 pm
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $25 million award for a new quantum physics research center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which will be known as Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE). MARK KASEVICH, professor of physics and applied physics at the School of Humanities and Sciences, will co-lead the… Read more Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort

Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

by Beth Duff-Brown & Grace Hammerstrom on June 23, 2020 3:59 pm
As the world’s greatest minds focus their energies and resources on combating COVID-19, there is a growing population of underrecognized victims — the infected men and women incarcerated in frequently overcrowded prisons and local jails. Among the more than 115,000 individuals currently held in California prisons, outbreaks of COVID-19 infection have continued to escalate in some… Read more Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

Rare eye disease is focus of new Stanford Medicine center

by Mandy Erickson on April 7, 2020 3:53 pm
As a bespectacled second-grader, Sam Hickman was undergoing an annual eye exam when his optometrist noticed that his optic nerves looked “lumpy-bumpy” — a telltale sign of optic disc drusen (ODD). About 2 percent of the population has the disease, in which tiny deposits of calcium phosphate fill the hole where the optic nerve connects… Read more Rare eye disease is focus of new Stanford Medicine center
Bao

Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions

by Stanford News Service Staff on February 6, 2020 3:43 pm
ZHENAN BAO, the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering, and members of her lab are featured in a film series from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation that highlights contributions being made by leading contemporary chemists. The short film Under the Skin follows the chemical engineers in the Bao Lab as they created… Read more Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions