Category: Research news

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
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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
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Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities

by Sandra Feder on January 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), in collaboration with similar centers at Brown University, the University of Chicago and Yale University, are the beneficiaries of a $4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further promote the study of race and affirm its critical importance in the humanities. “Work… Read more Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities
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Michele Elam and Daniel Ho added to HAI leadership team

by HAI staff on December 16, 2019 3:43 pm
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has added two new faculty associate directors to its leadership team: MICHELE ELAM and DANIEL HO. Elam is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities in the English Department and the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Affiliated with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race… Read more Michele Elam and Daniel Ho added to HAI leadership team
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Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

by Robert Cable on December 12, 2019 3:11 pm
GIOVANNA CESERANI, associate professor of classics, is the newly appointed faculty director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Her three-year term began in November. CESTA is an international research hub in the digital humanities, supported by the Dean of Research and the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, and – as of Sept.… Read more Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy

by Graduate School of Education on December 9, 2019 4:36 pm
In a digital age, being an informed citizen draws on the ability to locate trustworthy information and determine its reliability. Stanford research led by SAM WINEBURG, the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, has shown that many young people have difficulty distinguishing between dubious and credible sources online. To help students become smarter consumers of digital information,… Read more Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy
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Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

by Mark Golden on August 29, 2019 1:45 pm
JENNIFER DIONNE and MATTHEW KANAN are taking over the leadership of Stanford’s TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. “Matt and Jen are stars in energy research. It’s been great to watch their research trajectories on campus over the past 10 years,” said KAM MOLER, vice provost and dean of research. “Now they will enthusiastically lead TomKat… Read more Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

by Stanford News Service on August 25, 2019 1:24 pm
NICHOLAS WIGGINTON, assistant vice president for research and chief of the staff in the Office of Research at the University of Michigan, is serving as a 2019-20 American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford. Wigginton is working with Professor KATHRYN MOLER, vice provost and dean of research, and will be on campus for the full… Read more Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

by Patricia Hannon on August 21, 2019 2:55 pm
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics has been chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to help lead the development of a coordinating hub for information on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research. The new Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis is being funded with a $7.1 million award. ELSI is… Read more Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics