Category: Research news

Glade Dlott

Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2018 2:36 pm
In only a handful of soil, you hold thousands – or even tens of thousands – of different kinds of bacteria and fungi. These microbes break down waste, help nutrients cycle through ecosystems and serve as food sources for other microscopic soil dwellers, like protists, mites and nematodes. Although we are certain that microbes in… Read more Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas

by Nathan Collins on September 26, 2018 2:05 pm
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has chosen four new projects for its second round of Big Ideas initiatives, which fund major interdisciplinary research initiatives aimed at driving the next breakthroughs in brain science. Big Ideas was conceived in 2013, after WILLIAM NEWSOME, professor of neurobiology and the Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Neurosciences Institute,… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas
Rafael Pelayo

Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist

by Jennifer Huber on September 25, 2018 2:42 pm
The medical evidence is clear — teens are suffering physical and mental health problems due to chronic sleep deprivation. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting classes at all middle and high schools at 8:30 a.m. or later. “We’ve known for decades that teenagers are not getting enough sleep,” said RAFAEL PELAYO, a clinical professor… Read more Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist
Manisha Desai

Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies

by Stanford School of Medicine on September 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Researchers at the School of Medicine and collaborators at two other institutions will investigate tobacco policies and evaluate their effects on health across the United States. Stanford, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis jointly received a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of an effort to reduce… Read more Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies
Lauren Tompkins

Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider

by Ker Than on September 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Stanford’s LAUREN TOMPKINS will collaborate on a $25 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to establish the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP). IRIS-HEP will focus on developing software tools and algorithms to explore and analyze the enormous amount of data that will be generated by the High-Luminosity… Read more Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider
Tim Kane

Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms

by Clifton Parker on August 21, 2018 2:54 pm
When the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on Aug. 13, its highly anticipated personnel reforms came with a connection to the Hoover Institution—TIM KANE. An economist, Kane is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and the JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution. He has championed Pentagon… Read more Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms
Jennifer Dionne and Tony Kovscek

Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Stanford will soon be home to two new Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers, aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored and used. The EFRC program is now in its ninth year and currently funds 42 centers nationally. The two new centers, being led by JENNIFER DIONNE and TONY KOVSCEK, bring… Read more Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford
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Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant

by Alex Shashkevich on June 22, 2018 11:08 am
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded a $200,000 grant to Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to support the continuation of its King Papers Project. The King Papers Project’s mission is to publish a 14-volume comprehensive, chronological collection of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published and unpublished writings.… Read more Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant
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Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford

by Julie Greicius on June 4, 2018 2:23 pm
Stanford has been selected as one of five universities to receive a Physician Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant provides the School of Medicine with $2.5 million over five years to support novel programs that enhance career development for medical students who wish to strengthen their research skills. Physician-scientists are essential… Read more Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford
Priya Satia

Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows

by Alex Shashkevich on May 20, 2018 10:51 am
The HUMANITIES CENTER has announced its new class of 33 fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholars’ research topics include analysis of abstract medieval art, the redesign of American suburbs, the portrayal of war in Old English poetry, religious traditions in modern Egypt and the state of work and industry in Mexico and Kyrgyzstan,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows